Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Raid & Trade

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In this post-apocalyptic world, everyone’s trying to survive long enough to make it into the Golden City, either by building up their reputation, by fulfilling missions, or just sheer skill. Raid & Trade is a board game now on Kickstarter from Mage Company. Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guide #3: Board and Tabletop Games

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It matters little if the games are made of cards, paper, cardboard, or just imagination. What matters are times spent together as a group and memories formed of those times. We seem to have a difficult time getting together to play games, but when we do we always have fun. Here are a few of the games we’ve all enjoyed playing. Some take tens of minutes, and some take many hours. Whatever your time schedule, there’s sure to be a game in here that you can enjoy with your family and friends.
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Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: WordTov

WordTov

If you like variations on Scrabble, here’s one that has an interesting twist: WordTov is an area-control game that happens to use words as weapons. Use your tiles to spell words, and then flip tiles over to your color. Your score isn’t based on which letters you use, but rather on which letters you own by the end of the game. Continue reading

Grab Your Car Keys and Some Ammo — Outrider Comes to Kickstarter

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If you’re itching to really know how you might stack up against your fellow drivers if car combat were a reality, a new Kickstarter has just gone live that will allow you and up to seven other players take to the open highways and duke it out with small, medium, and artillery-sized weaponry. It’s called Outrider, and here’s some basic info on how it’s played.
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See the World! Expedition: Famous Explorers

Expedition: Famous Explorers

It’s a big world, with lots of places to visit, people to meet, sights to see. In Expedition: Famous Explorers, you and other players direct the routes of three expeditions, trying to guide them to the locations that are important to you. Expedition: Famous Explorers is a new version of one of Wolfgang Kramer’s earlier designs, Wildlife Adventure. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Building Up, Tearing Down

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Well, I’ve done it again—I’ve found a whole bunch of Kickstarter board games that look like fun, and not left myself enough time to review them all before the campaigns are up. In some instances I’ve gotten a demo to try out, and in others I’ve just been following along with the campaign. Here’s a list of a few worth looking into, and I may follow up with full reviews as time allows. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Mine, All Mine

Mine, All Mine

You’re in charge of a fleet of ships headed out to some faraway planets to mine valuable minerals there. Maybe it’s unobtainium? Oh, except there aren’t any pesky natives to worry about—at least as far as you’re concerned. There are, however, other fleets with the same idea—balance your speed, firepower, and cargo space. Continue reading