Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Avalanche at Yeti Mountain’

avalanche at yeti mountain

Time to test out your rocket-powered skis, and what better place than Yeti Mountain? Sure, you might think ‘Avalanche at Yeti Mountain’ teaches you about overreaching genius and unintended consequences–but (like ‘Age of Ultron’) it’s actually about outrunning your mistakes. And one cranky yeti. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘GemPacked Cards’ and App

GemPacked Cards

Digital and tabletop games are blending into each other more and more often, and this Kickstarter project from Eduardo Baraf is a good example of that. ‘GemPacked’ is a single-player puzzle game for iOS, and ‘GemPacked Cards’ is a card game based on the app, though with somewhat different gameplay. Continue reading

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age’

Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age

In “Reaping the Rewards,” I take a look at a crowdfunded project in its final form. Today’s title is ‘Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age,’ a new version of Matt Leacock’s dice-rolling, civilization-building game. The game is similar to the original but has been beefed up, with new developments, warfare, and a Fate die. There’s also an included Mediterranean expansion that introduces exploration. Continue reading

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Dead Man’s Draw’

Dead Man's Draw

In “Reaping the Rewards,” I take a look at a crowdfunded project in its final form. ‘Dead Man’s Draw’ is a fantastic press-your-luck card game with a pirate theme. The journey from idea to reality took a long time and had a few missteps. Was it worth the wait? Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Build a Mech to Beat Japan’s Kuratas!

MegaBots Concept Art

Having challenged Japan’s Kuratas mech to a duel, Megabots, Inc. is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to modify their mech to include better combat capabilities, including melee combat options. Find out how you can get in the cockpit. Continue reading

Another Alternative to Inexpensive Minis for Gaming

Skeleton Army

Yesterday, Ryan Hiller provided some great tips on finding inexpensive mini figurines for gaming that included offerings on Kickstarter and eBay. There’s no doubt that miniatures are useful to our favorite games, especially RPGs, and it’s nice to know there are options out there for those on a limited budget. While I’m all for saving money, I also would like to toss out two more factors for consideration when investing in minis — storage and durability. Continue reading