Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Yomi—Card-Based Fighting Game


Set in the Fantasy Strike universe, Yomi is a card-based fighting game inspired by fighting videogames like Street Fighter. The core mechanic is based on rock-paper-scissors, but builds a lot of strategy and depth on top of that foundation. David Sirlin’s ongoing Kickstarter campaign brings new characters, new play modes, and some revisions to the original base game. Continue reading

Crowdfunding Basics: A Primer

Crowdfunding Basics

Here at GeekDad we write about a lot of crowdfunding projects—mostly on Kickstarter, but also on Indiegogo and various other platforms. We often assume you already know all about Kickstarter. But if you haven’t ever backed a campaign, you might not be familiar with crowdfunding works and what you should expect. Here’s a primer on what you should know before you pledge. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The Captain Is Dead

All set to go! (prototype shown) Photo: Jonathan H. Liu

The captain is dead, there’s an alien ship firing at us, and the jump core is offline. Let’s get that jump core repaired—but in the meantime, we need to keep hostile aliens from boarding us, and it’s probably a good idea to keep all our other systems online. The Captain Is Dead is a cooperative game for 2 to 7 players about running and maintaining a spaceship in the middle of a disaster. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Harbour

Harbour title

Scott Almes, a game designer also known for Tiny Epic Kingdoms, has designed this compact worker-placement game about being an entrepreneur in a fantasy port city. Harbour will be published by Tasty Minstrel Games, and is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Continue reading

Win a Deck of Royal Dinosaur Playing Cards!

Royal Dinosaur Cards - king of diamonds

There are always a lot of playing card Kickstarter projects running at any given time. I used to collect playing cards, so I’ve backed a few of them, but at some point I stopped looking because there are just so many. This one, though, caught my eye: Royal Dinosaur Playing Cards. Enter to win a deck! Continue reading