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TinkerTurf’s Next Full Color Wargaming Terrain Kickstarter Is Live!

In early 2018 TinkerHouse Games launched a Kickstarter creating affordable, great looking, easily assembled, full-color terrain for tabletop miniatures games and successfully delivered to all backers to critical acclaim. Now TinkerTurf is back with more full color easily assembled wargaming terrain with an aim to help you populate your table with beautiful structures so you can enjoy more time gaming and less time painting!

The best action scenes feature giant structures with extreme verticality. TinkerTurf is bringing that kind of blockbuster drama to your tabletop with the TinkerTurf Sci-Fi Release 2.1. The enormous SatComm Installation is worthy as the climactic set-piece location for any action franchise (RIP Arecibo). The MagLev Rail Starter creates an elevated battle space and adds a dynamic element to rail lines; it can be used standalone or in conjunction with the MagLev components from our previous release. Protect these strategic assets (or form an unforgiving arena enclosure) with the modular Perimeter Bundle, featuring a functional gate that opens and closes. The release is rounded out with new Tanker and Crate Containers, sized to fit onto the rail cars and work with our previous containers.

The TinkerTurf Sci-Fi Release 2.1 Kickstarter campaign runs from January 18th, 2021 until February 12th, 2021; and features backer levels from $20-$220 including a limited number of “Early Bird” special bundles.

Skybound Reveals Bloodstone coming to Kickstarter in January

During their holiday XPO, Skybound revealed Bloodstone, a new tabletop board game coming to Kickstarter in January 2021. In the game, you fight to the death at times having to team with your opponents to defeat other properties.

There’s currently a sign up to be informed of the launch and to get updates. Those who sign up will get a promotional D20 with their pledge.

Cryptozoic Kickstarts a 3-Pack of Steven Rhodes Games

Steven Rhodes Games

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Steven Rhodes has launched the Kickstarter campaign for three Steven Rhodes Games.

Steven Rhodes is a graphic artist and illustrator best known for his offbeat reimagining of children’s activity books from the 70s and 80s. The Let’s Dig for TreasureLet’s Summon Demons, and Don’t Talk to Strangers games will immerse you into these hilariously dark retro worlds. Featuring clever and beautiful fan-favorite artwork, each game is a wild romp through the parallel Rhodes universe. The games are quick to learn, are created for 2-6 players, ages 14 and up, and will be released through Dynomite Games, an old-school sub-brand of Cryptozoic Entertainment.

All three games will come with one Kickstarter-exclusive card and will be offered individually or all together in a sleek and convenient Kickstarter-exclusive slipcase.

Wizama Announces a Deal with Ravensburger for SquareOne

SquareOne

Wizama has announced today another licensing deal with leading German game publisher, Ravensburger for SquareOne. SquareOne is a gaming console that combines the best of traditional board games and video games into one system. With the license, Ravensburger family games will be transformed into a new interactive experience, combining the best of what physical and digital gaming has to offer. The SquareOne console which will include top Ravensburger games is available now for the next three weeks via Kickstarter.  

Specifically, two leading board game titles from Ravensburger, Labyrinth and Ramses will be featured on SquareOne. Labyrinth is a puzzle-solving game for children and adults where players move around the shifting paths of the Labyrinth in a race to collect various treasures. Ramses is a family board game where players try to find the hidden treasure under the moving pyramids in order to become the winner.

Ravensburger is another key milestone in the young history of licensing partnerships Wizama is currently negotiating for SquareOne. The company recently announced licenses with other leading game brands such as Urban Rivals and Cthulhu Wars. This is just the beginning for SquareOne and the potential the console is bringing to the market. Wizama plans to continue to add to their diversified game options come the official launch of SquareOne next year. 

Wizama’s SquareOne is available now and those that are interested are encouraged to support via Kickstarter. The SquareOne Kickstarter campaign will run for three weeks until its official launch in 2021.

The Boys: This is Going to Hurt, the Debut Tabletop Game from 1First Games

1First Games

1First Games and Dynamite Entertainment are bringing Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson‘s The Boys to the tabletop. The Boys: This is Going to Hurt launches on Kickstarter on November 23.

The Boys: This is Going to Hurt is the first project for the 1First Games with more to come.

Though the specifics of the game are underwraps currently, in it, you gather resources, complete missions, and recruit the strongest team you can to take on Homelander.

You can sign up to be notified when the game launches on Kickstarter and we’ll have more details as they’re revealed.

The Boys: This is Going to Hurt

Reality Shift is a New 3D Racing Board Game That Defies Gravity

Reality Shift

Race, Hack, and Win in Reality Shift, the new 3D racing board game from Academy Games and Apollo Games.

Race to the finish along paths on the top and sides of the magnetic track cubes. Hack the track to shift a cube to change the paths to the finish or to crush an opponent. Win by using cunning strategy to be the first to the finish.

The goal is to move your light bike along the paths from cube to cube and be the first to make it across the finish line. You’re not constrained by gravity and the magnetic figure allows any accessible path to be used on the top and sides of the cubes.

Movement is gained by rolling the Movement Die and playing Action Cards from your hand. It’s not just about being fast enough, there’s also strategy. You can also play cards to move a Reality Cube creating a track that’s always shifting. Missing a path? Transform the board and create a path to the finish! Your opponent’s in the lead? Change the board to block their way or crush them with a cube.

Positioning is key as it can protect you from getting crushed and having to respawn.

Reality Shift forces you to be smarter and more ruthless rather than faster to win.

The Kickstarter is currently going on with $40 getting you the basic game and $55 getting you the basic game and stretch goals. The campaign runs until December 1 with a goal of $10,000.

Reality Shift is designed by Mat Hanson, Gunter Eickert is the Creative Director, James Schoch the Project Manager, Uwe Eickert is the Founder, Aldo Dominguez, the Artist, with a video done by Diego Melo.

Reality Shift

Oceans: Legends of the Deep Adds Fantasy to North Star Games’ Oceans in 2021

North Star Games has revealed the next entry in their Oceans line of games, Oceans: Legends of the Deep. The new expansion is a journey into the unknown delivering powerful traits beyond biology that we know.

Legends of the Deep will deliver high fantasy into the Oceans game with powerful empire cards that affect all of the player’s species. It’s a high fantasy concept introduced to the Oceans ecosystem.

The big introduction in the game is each player has 4 over-sized Empire cards at the start of each game that can be played instead of a trait. An example is Flying Whales says “Each of your species gets “Forage 5. May store 5 extra population. Cannot be attacked by a species with a Deep trait.” Another example is a Cthulhu card that impacts your opponent or a Leviathan card that increases traits but limits the species.

The expansion is still in the early testing phase. Oceans: Legends of the Deep is coming next summer to Kickstarter.

The SquareOne Console Launches On Kickstarter With Urban Rivals and Cthulhu Wars Licenses

Wizama has launched their Kickstarter campaign for SquareOne, the latest gaming console to blend board games and video games. To coincide with the launch, the company has also announced exciting licensing deals with Urban Rivals and Cthulhu Wars as both games will be featured on the system. SquareOne is available now for the next four weeks.  

Urban Rivals and Cthulhu Wars are hugely popular games with extremely strong followings within two very distinct sectors of gaming. Urban Rivals is a fan favorite, multiplayer, virtual trading card game. Now for the first time, Urban Rivals, the virtual card game will transform into a board game through the SquareOne system. Cthulhu Wars is a fast-moving RPG strategy board game about the end of the world that features monster figures. With SquareOne, Cthulhu Wars will now look, feel, and play more like a video game, offering a new and unique immersive experience. These are just a few examples of the diverse games SquareOne has to offer and the potential that the console is bringing to the market. 

In addition to this, the SquareOne console includes original creations with authors and studios such as Crystal Bay (Roberto Fraga), Broken Thread (Thomas Russier), and Element Fight (EODE Studio). Wizama also has its very own studio dedicated to developing new and exciting games in-house. The system even offers games on demand, where players have access to a large selection of all types of games available directly on the SquareOne console. Furthermore, SquareOne comes with 15 traditional board games and dice games fit for the whole family.

Wizama plans to cater to all ages whether that be sharing a game with your kids or competing with your best group of friends. The console will provide a range of games that are perfect for large gatherings. The SquareOne system is inspired by traditional board games while also infusing the perfect amount of the video game experience. SquareOne is the first of its kind and allows you to experience your favorite games like never before. 

Unlike other gaming consoles, it doesn’t require additional devices like a TV or computer to play and you don’t need game disks, smartphones, or additional applications to play either. Making it super convenient to play with your kids or friends around the same table. The product, which was first unveiled last year, also won multiple awards including, the CES Innovation Awards 2019 in “Gaming”.

The board’s surface is a large touchable screen with movable borders that increases the playing area depending on the game. The game board sits vertically, which allows for players to experience virtual gameplay while also enforcing the human connection of traditional board games. Watch each board game come alive with the built-in touch screen, and its connected objects including cards, dice, figurines and the world’s first connected dice track that enable players to both physically and digitally interact. 

Users can also accessorize the smartboard, with the overall border of the device being fully customizable. You also have the option to save games and resume your play whenever you please. To become completely immersed, the SquareOne board includes high-quality audio speakers for sound and music during playtime. Furthermore, you will be able to play together remotely with your favorite game partners wherever they are. 

The Dark Knight Returns is Coming to the Tabletop

Cryptozoic has announced that their Dark Knight Returns Board Game is coming to Kickstarter in early 2021!

The game is designed by award-winning designer, Daryl Andrews (Sagrada) and Morgan Dontanville (Asgard’s Chosen), from the ground up as a solo board game experience in which a player dons the cowl and journeys through one of the most popular Batman stories ever told!

Instead of traditional leveling up, this is a game of attrition. An old Batman tries to survive one final gauntlet, facing old and new villains… and even his most powerful ally. The Dark Knight Returns Board Game is playable as standalone “missions” or one epic playthrough where results of each mission carry over to the next.

We’ll have more news as it becomes available.

Dark Knight Returns Board Game
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