Published on November 5th, 2016 | by Nicole Jekich0
Fund It Weekend! Kickstarters & Extra Life
We’re looking forward to a weekend of playing games and getting caught up on Kickstarters. We’ll also tune into our fellow gamer friends raising money for the annual Extra Life event benefiting Children’s Hospital. This live streamed event is a non-stop 24 hours of playing tabletop games. You can see Card Kingdom’s crew play everything from The Flow of History to PieFace. We’ll also be watching LateNightTabletop and Thing 12 Games on their stream from Zulu s Games!
Cobras is a thematic trick-taking game based on a historical anecdote about a village that was overrun with cobras. Villagers were paid a bounty for turning in cobras and sought to take advantage of the situation by breeding more cobras and turning them in for more money. In game this means players will be looking to lose tricks to gain cobras and win tricks are specific moments to have the greatest payout. While this sceme sounds like a great idea, players with leftover cobras risk getting bit! Cobras is a game designed by the duo behind Cardboard Edison- tabletop vloggers and designers known for their articles and resources for indie designers and the community.
Remarkable Rhymes of the Traveller’s Times is a Mad Lib style card game where players are composing rhymes, songs, bard tales and scenes by randomly selecting nouns and adjectives from their hand. If you’re a poetry lover or need to draft up some songs for you upcoming bard character or NPC, you can build some fun, randomly generated songs in this simple card game. Remarkable Rhymes isn’t just words on cards either– the card backs and some of the card fronts have beautiful stained-glass style art depicting fantasy characters and scenes. Once we help push this campaign past its funding goal, we can help unlock more unique art for these cards!
Enjoy this customizable trading card game about dragons and dream worlds in a mythological England setting. Players can play a cooperative or competitive version of Luminous Ages and the strategy comes from deckbuilding. Players can collect spells, creatures and lands and use these cards to summon their mighty dragon god to win the game.
Universal Rule brings a 4x space colonization game to a pocket sized format. The gameplay is simple as each turn a lead player chooses 1 of 4 actions. Opponents may follow that lead action by paying that lead player. At just $10, Universal Rule has a lot of depth for your dollar. The planets are diverse and players can use a variety of strategies and aggressive tactics to gain victory points and win the game.
Begin a journey to find your missing robot pet companion in Robit Riddle. Players will play as recently woke robots looking to navigate traps, fears and other dangers of the apocalyptic world to find your adorable pet. Robit Riddle focuses on making friends in this narrative, cooperative game and working together to save the day and rescue your pets!
Prove yourself as the best huntsman by successfully capturing and collecting the rarest and most exotic alien creatures in the galaxy.The imaginative creatures in Xenofera range from a blue, two-headed giraffe to a colorful Tribble-like platypus. Players will be hiring crews, building cages and sending teams out to capture the creatures. Opponents will sabotage your expeditions but in the end the play with the best collection wins. Just 54 hours left to back Xenofera and it is so close to hitting its funding goal!
Flying Frog is back with a another cooperative dungeon crawler in the Shadows of Brimstone game line. In Forbidden Fortress however, players will take on the roles of heroes in Feudal Japan: the Samurai, the Assassin, the Sorceress and the Monk. If you want to fight the horror and monsters of Japanese mythology (onis, hair demons and more!) then make sure to back this campaign. The rooms, temples, creatures and challenges are filled with thematic Japanese art and design and really lets players explore a new world in this series.
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.