Welcome friends to another installment of “Jess’s Fav Five Kickstarters of the Week“. Now that the holiday season is well and truly behind us the Kickstarter projects are rolling in. Let’s take a look at what looks cool this week.
1. Tiny Epic Zombies – A Game of Brutal Survival
This one was an inst-back for Andrew. We are big fans of Gamelyn’s Tiny Epic series and Tiny Epic Zombies (TEZ) was a no brainer (Puns! hahah! Please, don’t fire me Andrew).
TEZ is a 30 minute, 1-5 player co-op game that comes with 5 different game modes. The main idea is that survivors will be trying to complete 3 objectives while collecting weapons and fending off waves of zombies.
Gamelyn’s Itemeeples are being featured once again in this game. This time your meeples can equip things like shotguns and chainsaws as well as being able to hop on a motorcycle or ride down some zombies in a police car. Looking at how much they are packing into this game, I am curious how everything is going to fit in the box, but if anyone knows how to shove the maximum amount of game into a tiny space, it is Gamelyn.
2. Neanderthal & Greenland
Want some more tiny box fun? Sierra Madre Games is running a campaign to fund new editions of their evolution and survival games Neanderthal and Greenland. The 2 games are set in different time periods and ask the players to lead their tribes in development of language, hunting strategies, warfare, and more. Both games are card based and let you build a tableau that will dictate how your tribe advances.
These games are pretty popular and hard to find so it is really cool that Sierra Madre Games is printing a second edition. Also they’re going to be adding a lot of content via the stretch goals as most of the goals are already unlocked. You can check out Rob’s review of Neanderthal here.
3. Home on Lagrange
I really like building games and in Home on Lagrange you and your friends are Admirals looking to construct space stations. To do so you’ll be adding module cards to your tableau and adding resources to those modules to score points at the end of the game.
The really neat thing about this game is that at the end you will read a story about your station from the Admiral’s log. Which story you get depends on what you added to your space station. Grizzly Games describes it as a “Choose-your-own adventure style book of humorous stories”.
Between the beautiful, stylistic art, the tableau building play-style, and the intriguing nature of the mysterious Admirals log, I am pretty excited about Home on Lagrange!
You can learn more about the Home on Lagrange campaign here.
4. Highlander: The Board Game
*Queue 80’s metal bagpipe music* There can be only one!…Highlander Board Game on Kickstarter
Yep, the good people at River Horse have picked up a new IP: The highlander series. This game, based off the 1980’s movie franchise, Highlander, will have you playing the immortals as they clash against each other in duels that will end in beheadings. The last player to keep their head wins.
Each turn everyone will roll their character’s cunning stat to determine first player. If any two players roll the same number, they duel. Everyone else spends their turn trying to get upgrades, weapon and ally cards which will help you in future duels or having encounters where they can hunt down other immortals.
The Highlander film series was kinda cuckoo bannapants, but they are classics. If you are looking to nostalgia-load an afternoon of player-vs-player fun then check out Highlander Board Game.
5. Seize the Bean
Here we have a deck building, resource management game about running your own coffee shop in Berlin. You’ll need to garner the most good reviews by the end of the game so you’ll need to keep your customers happy.
Instead of building a deck of powers and such, you’ll be building a deck of customers. These act like challenges that you must complete by building up your coffee shop so that it can provide your customers with what they want. It’s a neat little twist to the deck building genre.
With their unique take on deckbuilding and the cute look, Seize the Bean looks like it will be a fun time.
Any Kickstarters pique your interest this week? Let us know in the comments below which ones you’re looking at!