Tag Archives: Saar Shai

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: King Down Sets the Stage for Chess

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: King Down Sets the Stage for Chess

Last weekend I talked about a few variants on chess that play around with the basic rules of chess. King Down is a new game, just launched on Kickstarter, which takes a slightly different approach: it’s billing itself as a prequel to chess. Although there are some familiar pieces with familiar moves, King Down is really its own game with new objectives and a very different feel. And it doesn’t hurt that it looks spectacular. Read More

Table for Two: Maha Yodha

Table for Two: Maha Yodha

In Sanskrit, Maha Yodha means “the greatest warrior.” That’s your goal in this two-player card game: to defeat your opponent by commanding warriors, weapons, and scrolls. Maha Yodha is based on Indian mythology, which, as it turns out, makes great subject matter for fantastic artwork. It just launched on Kickstarter today. Read More

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The Agents Mark II

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The Agents Mark II

You can’t trust anyone these days. Sure, they’re following your commands, but how do you know they’re not selling your secrets to the highest bidder? And don’t get me started on “Safe Houses”—just because your agents are holed up doesn’t mean they can’t get abducted or killed. Welcome to the world of The Agents, a card game about double-dealings and backstabbings. Read More