Ra is a bidding and set collection game from Asmodee and WindRider. This beautifully redesigned version adds lots of new flavor to a tried and true 2-4 player tile game. Players must outwit and outbid each other as they try to collect specific sets of tiles before the RA track fills up and ends the epoch. The player with the most valuable set of tiles at the end wins the favor of the sun god.
Coldwater Crown is a fresh look at a worker placement game! Check out this video as Kevin and Melissa preview this fun board game for 1-4 players about competing in a fishing tournament.
Kickstarter Conniption looks at a few games coming to Kickstarter in July, 2016. Let us know in the comments below which ones you are excited about!
Kevin and Melissa look at Heroes and Tricks, a 2-6 player trick-taking card game co-designed by Edo Baraf and Jon Gilmour.
Lords of Waterdeep is a no nonsense worker placement game. With solid and enjoyable mechanics, and attractive artwork--the fun in this one rests comfortably in the strategy it takes to collect resources, bonus points, and rewards better than your opponents.
Vikings Gone Wild is a 2-4 player deck building game. Become a viking and pillage the surrounding villages as you grow your own empire.
Tempurra is a new simple card game in which players try to avoid drawing too many cards for fear of over-eating and ending up bloated and gassy. Yep, that's right, those dishes just keep adding up, and at some point you're going to have to draw. If you end up with three gas tokens you lose! With some sickeningly cute artwork, and easy to learn rules, Tempurra makes for a fun filler and conversation piece--it's the cat's meow.
Hoard is a 2-6 player set collection, memory game. Become an adventurer as you gather gold and jewels before the dragon awakes!
ION: A Compound Building Game is a card drafting game where players use their knowledge of chemistry (or visually match "+"s and "-"s) to build neutrally balanced compounds, collect noble gases, and strategically hold on to radioactive materials. Action tiles help shake things up and add another layer of strategy. And slick artwork, accurate scientific principals, and a proven mechanic make this one a great filler, or a perfect game for teachers and students.
Kevin looks at a few board games coming to Kickstarter in June, 2016.
Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents is a worker placement, bidding, stock market, networking, et. al. board game in which players take on the role of Luminaries from the 1880's trying to outdo each other in the race for AC vs. DC electrical domination... Yeah, you should just sit back and watch the review, there's a lot of good stuff to take in.
3 Seeds is a card game for 2-4 players. Will you use your time, money and labor wisely? On Kickstarter until June 9, 2016
Blood & Fortune is a 3-6 player card game full of negotiation, deduction and betrayal. In the game players offer their influence cards to other players in order to gain points--all the while trying to figure out who is winning in order to avoid offering them too much. With optional role cards and special actions, Blood & Fortune is easy to learn and add to as you play, but is tough to master. And did we mention that it looks absolutely gorgeous?!
Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar is a dynamic 2–4 player worker placement game from CGE. In today's episode we provide a Quick Setup Guide for how everything should be laid out and setup before your first run-through.
A quick review of Cavern Tavern that is on Kickstarter now! Check out this cool dice worker placement board game.
Cavern Tavern Kickstarter Campaign
The Siblings Trouble is a cooperative story telling game. Players choose their character and a treasure card (which grants them a special bonus), and then head out of the house on a delightful—and usually harrowing—adventure. Great as a light role play game, and perfect for family fun; The Siblings Trouble is one part goonies, one part board game, and one part Saturday morning cartoon.
Kevin takes a look at 10 great board games coming to Kickstarter in May, 2016.
Cavern Tavern is a brand new game that's seeking funding on Kickstarter right now! In a fantasy tavern, inside of a fantasy cavern, players assume the role of waiters who must gather ingredients, serve patrons, work in the kitchen, do chores, and on top of that try to keep everyone happy—including Nasty, the greedy barkeep. Watch our walk-through and then go take a look at their campaign!
Kevin and Melissa look at Starving Artists. A game for 2-4 players about painting and painters. On Kickstarter April 19, 2016.
Sushi Go is a quick and delightful card drafting game in which players try to build the best three-course sushi meal. Be sure to collect some dessert along the way though or you'll be 6 points in the hole at the end of the game. Easy to learn, adorably illustrated, and fun to play--Sushi Go is a bento box full of fun.
Great Scott! is a 3-5 player game about building a mad invention by drafting cards and playing them in front of you. Can you play the best concepts and assets to build the greatest invention? It launched on Kickstarter on April 13, 2016!
Last weekend we got to hang out at SC Comicon and demo games for Boardwalk, our favorite FLGS. We had a blast playing our game Steam Court, meeting lots of cool people, and taking in all of the sights and sounds of one of Greenville, South Carolina's fastest growing conventions.
The Lords of Catan: Legacy is the new highly anticipated legacy edition of everyone's favorite tile-based game: The Settlers of Catan. Offering new missions, maps, permanent stickers and plenty of twists and turns, The Lords of Catan is likely to become the new number one game on boardgamegeek.com and it's not even available for sale in the U.S. yet! Check out our review, and then be looking for it to hit shelves later this year!
Check out a bunch of the games coming to Kickstarter this April! If we had to pick our top 3 from this list, we would choose Great Scott!, Cavern Tavern, and Starving Artists.
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