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Published on January 28th, 2017 | by Nicole Jekich

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Fund It Saturday! January 28th

We hope you’re weekend is going well…we haven’t forgotten about the awesome games on Kickstarter. Here’s our favorite games on Kickstarter right now:

Yukon Salon:

Style the hair of grizzly bears and the beards of lumberjacks in a competitive and fun card game! Play different styles on your seated clients and roll a pair of dice to see if you’re successful. When players come up short on their dice roll, they can discard cards and make outrageous claims about to earn a re-roll. Yukon Salon is less than 30 minutes and is a game with great art and humor that kids and casual gamers enjoy. A copy of Yukon Salon is available for backers at just $15 and you have until February 24th to support! Psst, if you’re at #PAXSouth you can play Yukon Salon this weekend with the designer.

Trickster: Champions of Time:

I’ve never seen a trick-taking game like this before! Daniel Solis is back on Kickstarter with a new compact, card game about avoiding trouble during a multi-dimensional battle between great Champions: from a Saint to a Noble or a Hunter to a Vigilanter. Magic, mischief and a diverse group of people of color illustrated by Beth Sobel (Herbaceous, Viticulture) drew my immediate attention to Trickster.  The game itself is a simple “follow the leader” gameplay where the Leader and Trickster roles determine the cards played during each round. At the end of 3 rounds, the player with the least trouble wins! Daniel Solis created a very easy to follow tutorial on the KS page so you can learn the game in no time!

Sub Terra:

2-5 players must cooperate to escape an underground network of caves ripe with rockslides, a dying flashlights and an unknown horror in the shadows. Sub Terra looks cool as hell! I love tile-based board games especially those that have an element of frantic survival (Anyone else love Survive! and Pandemic?). Players have a lot of freedom and can stay together or risk splitting up to cover more of the cave. Like many medium strategy cooperative adventure games, each player represents a different caver with unique abilities that players use in combination to help find an exit before the countdown ends. This campaign is doing very well and backers can enjoy three mini expansion for the game and plastic minis to replace the meeples at higher reward tiers.

 

I hope you enjoyed this list of tabletop games and products that we are currently obsessing over on Kickstarter. If you have a Kickstarter you think we should cover, please let us know in the comments or contact us on Facebook and Twitter. Please consider supporting or sharing these campaigns with friends to help these games meet their goal. We’ll be back with another Kickstarter article next week!

**Author’s Note from Nicole: Leading up to this article I was a nervous wreck watching fallout and responsive protests unfold over the recent Muslim ban going on in the US (even our SeaTac airport had detainees). As a grand-daughter of immigrants who fled from war and persecution this is deeply personal and important issue to me. Just as America welcomed my family, it should remain a welcoming country for all people of all religions and especially to refugees fleeing poverty, war and persecution.

Our non-game recommendation that we think you should back this week: goes to the ACLU and IRC who devote much time and resources defending civil liberties of immigrants and refugees in this county. Thank you!


About the Author

Nicole Jekich

came from humble beginnings as a Boise suburbanite with a love of Cranium and Trivial Pursuit. She attended an open board game day three years ago and is now an avid gamer and fantasy artist. Her interests are primarily in Dungeons & Dragons, dice placement and Roman-themed tabletop games. Nicole is also a fan of playing games that let her release her inner barbarian. Her favorite game currently is Far Space Foundry.



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