Kick It! #5 (I’m back!)

Hey everyone! I’m back! I had a great time doing archaeological work in Jordan, and I’ve settled into my new apartment. So back to keeping this baby going! I thought I’d start with some Kickstarter highlights to ease us back into activity, but a new review should hopefully come up next week. I have not been able to reply to any emails you guys might’ve sent yet, but I’ll get to them asap. So let’s have a look at some kickstarters shall we? This week I’ll be highlighting 5 games (instead of three, to make up for the downtime) whose campaigns will be ending soon: a game card game about the Donner Party stuck in the Sierra Nevada, a big co-op set in Victorian London, a quick card game about colonising Mars, a dark but funny game about creating and destroying families, and a classic Japanese abstract strategy made easy for beginners. So let’s go!

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Kick It! #4

It’s time for another post of Kickstarter highlights! actually, next week I will share my first full Kickstarter preview-review with you guys, but that particular game won’t be live for another month or so. Instead, this week we’ll take a look at two dice driven games – one about the struggle for the crown of the kingdom, the other all about building fun steampunk inventions. And to top it all off, a tense 10 minute deduction game for two players. Time’s ticking, so let’s go!

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Kick It! #3

This is going up a little bit early because I want to remind you that tomorrow is International Tabletop Day! Check out the official website and see if you can find an event near you, or just create one yourself. And while we’re at it with announcements, I want to let you all know that I now have a gaming only Instagram which features lots of pictures of tabletop games. I’m updating pretty much whenever I’m playing something, so join the fun!

Now, let’s have a look at some more Kickstarter games shall we? This week we’ll steal some wallets during a party, paint masterpieces and sell them for food, and serve up some good alcohol to dwarves and wizards deep within a mountain. Join me why won’t you?

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Kick It! #2

It’s once again time to highlight a few games on Kickstarter. I hope you liked the previous post and maybe backed one of the featured games. This week I’ll be showing you a cheap and small card game, and abstract classic that got an amazing facelift, and a sneak preview of a party game all about mad victorian inventions and adlibbing. So come on in and let’s have a look at Terrible Monster, Santorini, and Great Scott!

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Kick it! #1

As you might have noticed I’m a big fan of Kickstarter as a platform for new games getting the opportunity to see the light of day. I’ve decided to start featuring a few games every other weekend or so (for now), so you too can discover new games and maybe even new game publishers/designers, and of course help them reach their goal. These are just going to be short little highlights with information lifted mostly from the KS page itself. If I get an early review copy, or once I get my hands on a finished game that was kickstarted, I will of course write a big proper review with nice pictures like my regular posts. So let’s kick off (hah, get it) with three games that are currently live on Kickstarter: Pegged InSmall Star Empires, and Watchmen of Destiny.

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