Kickstarter Hot Picks – August 2018
Kickstarter is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for creative projects. 2017 marked the first time that the Games category took the top spot on Kickstarter, with the number of Tabletop Games projects having grown significantly, up 18% from 2016.
Tabletop Games have constantly grown over the past few years, both in terms of the total amount of money raised, and the number of projects funded. After a record year in 2016, the subcategory grew again, by +36% in 2017. The number of funded projects grew by +20%. There is no doubt that Kickstarter is a serious driving force in the content being supplied in the board gaming industry.
In the latest roundup of Kickstarter Hot Picks, we take on the roles of heroes or villains with superpowers, and elevate the Gloomhaven gaming experience even higher.
Let’s take a look at these hot Kickstarter campaigns…
One Night Ultimate Super Villains
Unbeknownst to the citizens of Shady Grove, USA, a battle is brewing while they sleep. The most powerful heroes the world has ever known have converged to stop an onslaught of malicious super villains. The trouble is, these nefarious criminals are hiding in plain sight as residents of Shady Grove, so the heroes first have to find these treacherous evil-doers before it’s too late…
One Night Ultimate Super Villains, by Bezier Games, is the follow-up to One Night Ultimate Werewolf. In this latest version, players take on the roles of heroes or villains, each with amazing superpowers that help further their cause. The vile trio of Rapscallion, Dr. Peeker, and Henchman #7 are intent on getting away with their crimes, while the members of the Super Club Of Overt Powers (SCOOP), are all out to catch them. Shady Grove… maybe even the world… will never be the same.
One Night Ultimate Super Villains is perfect for players new to One Night or as a great alternative/addition to the other One Night games. Super Villains can also be combined with the other entries in the series – One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Daybreak, Vampire, and Alien – to create even more fun and chaos.
One Night Ultimate Super Villains also includes a free companion app. While the app is not required for gameplay, it provides amazing narration from Eric Summerer that guides players through the night phase of the game. Super Villains features artwork from One Night artist Gus Batts, done in the classic 90’s Cartoon Network style.
A pledge of $25 receives One Night Ultimate Super Villains and all stretch goals. A pledge of $50 also receives 50 card sleeves and the One Night Collector’s oversized box.
The campaign ends on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The project has reached its goal, funding in only 20 minutes, and is currently 1,444% funded.
Gloomhaven Player Mats
There has been one massive hit board game of the past year, and that is Gloomhaven. Now Quiver Gaming Gear is offering officially licensed individual Gloomhaven player mats made from their proprietary gaming mat material. The best board game and game mat of all time come together to elevate your game with better organization, card handling, and an overall luxurious feel and aesthetic.
The mat creates a well-organized play area without adding to the footprint of the game. It comes with designated and highlighted areas for your player board, active cards, loot, conditions, items, character tokens, discarded and lost action cards, modifier cards, consumed items, and an additional option to track health and experience to save some table space.
A pledge of $28 receives a 2 pack of Gloomhaven Player Mats, while a pledge of $54 receives a 4 pack of Gloomhaven Player Mats.
The campaign ends on Friday, August 17, 2018. The project has reached its goal and is currently 263% funded.
Other Kickstarter Campaigns
- TERA DICE – Traditional Japanese Architectural Design Dice by Moonmares Games
Set out across seven intricately designed layers, with unique Japanese symbols and characters. A true work of art and a joy to use.
- Alien Encounters With Dogs Card Game by Valen Brost
Hilarious party & family card game of comical encounters between Space Aliens and dogs. Players help dogs fend off an Alien Attack.
- Birthday Gemstone Dice by Colette Chappell
Layered polyhedral dice for board games & RPG campaigns.
- Run Fight or Die: Reloaded by Grey Fox Games
A complete reboot of the popular Run, Fight or Die dice game by Richard Launius of Arkham Horror fame.
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