5x Video and 5x Tabletop – New Game Projects on Kickstarter This Week

Geek Culture Kickstarter Tabletop Games Videogames

Patty860We Happy Few – Welcome to Wellington Wells, you Saucy Minx
Why is everyone smiling? Explore this retro dystopia and find out for yourself.

The Lost Pisces
Ambitious project incorporates (optional) Kinect input to respond to players’ emotions.

Faceted Flight
A colorful flight sim that should be fun to play on Oculus.

Poke around inside your submarine, then navigate a flooded world.

Quern – Undying Thoughts
Myst-inspired puzzle game with a dose of Jules Verne.



Zombicide: Black Plague
The Zombicide series has raised $5.9 million on Kickstarter so far. This one blew up fast.

Healing Blade: Defenders of Soma
Fight monstrous bacteria using real-world medical knowledge.

Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers & Exotica
This repeat space-game creator’s got an expansion and a new standalone game.

1949 SoTR II: The Weird WWII Miniatures Game
New edition of a game involving some unconventional war machines.

Monstrous – The Game of Mythic Mayhem
Play out your Odyssean fantasies and blind your Polyphemus opponents in this card game.

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2 thoughts on “5x Video and 5x Tabletop – New Game Projects on Kickstarter This Week

  1. It always takes me a minute to realize when you say “tabletop,” you mean “tabletop boardgame,” as opposed to “tabletop rpg.” Maybe it’s the circles I’m in, but I find “tabletop boardgames” to usually be shortened to “boardgames,” and “tabletop rpgs” to be shortened to “tabletop” to differentiate them from video game rpgs. Probably a regional thing.

    1. Yeah, it’s one of those things where “boardgames” became less accurate because many of the games didn’t include boards at all, so boardgamers adopted “tabletop games” so that when they said “gamer” it wasn’t assumed they were playing videogames. But I can see a similar thing happening with RPG players, using “tabletop” to separate themselves from videogame RPGs—and it just so happens that both groups use “tabletop.” As an analog gamer, I tend to lump “videogame RPGs” with “videogames,” and use “RPG” to mean “tabletop RPG” and either “tabletop games” or “board games” interchangeably.

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