Kickstarter Weekly--March 20, 2015

Kickstarter Weekly--March 20, 2015

Holy moly! There's a ton going on over on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW, so let's jump in!

Featured Campaign!

Best Treehouse Ever - Green Couch Games

Green Couch Games, led by Jason Kotarski came storming onto the scene with Fidelitas! Now he's back with Best Treehouse Ever designed by Scott Almes--of Tiny Epic fame. Best Treehouse Ever is a light drafting game that's great for kids, and families. We previewed it and think you're gonna love it!

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Between Two Cities--A Double-Take Preview

Between Two Cities--A Double-Take Preview

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

-Charles Dickens

This week we're previewing the latest from Stonemaier games: Between Two Cities--a semi co-op tile-placement game for 3 - 7 players. It's a game of city planning and building, and it has nothing to do with a novel by Dickens, as our flavor quote would have you believe... Stonemaier Games has a ridiculously pristine track record when it comes to fulfilling their promises and delivering games that are not only a TON of fun, but also comprised of great, high quality components. Today we're looking at a prototype, so the images you see are definitely not final, but we can surmise that the finished product will be spit-shined and looking slick when it hits your doorstep or FLGS shelves.

 Let's jump in and take a look at Between Two Cities.

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Lost Legends — Kickstarter Weekly

This week's Kickstarter project comes to us courtesy of Mike Elliott—designer of such great games as Thunderstone and Quarriors...and the far-less-great game Sword & Skull. Lost Legends is a card-drafting game from Queen Games for three to five players. You'll get a hand of cards, and choose one to equip your character or use the cards for new traits and abilities. Then you pass the leftover cards to the next person, and you'll get a batch from the player in front of you. Lather. Rinse. Repeat, until the cards are gone. Then you start kicking some monster butt—or the monsters start kicking yours...

From the Kickstarter description: At the beginning of your turn, if you do not have a monster in front of you, you must encounter a new one.  You can choose to take on the face-up monster in the middle of the table... or you can draw the top card from the monster deck.  If you don’t think it’s a good idea to fight this monster, and another player also does not have a monster in front of them, you can evade that monster and it will attack them.  But, if you do this, you then must take on the next monster from the top of the deck.

The monsters get stronger as you go through the rounds—and after three rounds the game is over. The warrior with the most points, wins.

The project has already blown past its goal, and the stretch goals include gobs of new monsters, and some new heroes, too. It sounds fun—and the artwork is way cool.

If you have a Kickstarter board game you'd like us to highlight, please contact us. Thanks for reading!