Category Archives: Crowdfunding

RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg gets a trailer

RuneScape and Steamforged Games have just revealed the trailer for RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg. The game will be coming to Kickstarter on May 31st, 2022.

RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg board game, inspired by one of the most popular and longest-running online role-playing video game franchises in the world is a cooperative campaign board game for one to five players set in RuneScape’s “sometimes epic, often irreverent” fantasy world of Gielinor.

Monolith’s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 and RPG is live on Kickstarter

After months of teasing, the Kickstarter for Monolith‘s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 and RPG is now live!

The Kickstarter is a dual one featuring season 3 of the board game Batman: Gotham City Chronicle as well as the launch of the Batman Roleplaying Game.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 features a solo and cooperative mode allowing games to play all of the existing adventures, and new ones, in new ways. If you missed the original game, no need to worry, that’s available too!

For the roleplaying game, you can get the core book, a game screen, a guide to the city of Gotham, and adventures book to get you going.

Plus, there’s the stretch goals!

The roleplaying book will set you back $60, the all-in for season 3 is about $128, the original game for $134, and the all-in for the roleplaying game is $160. There’s also combinations to get at higher tiers.

The project has blown past its goal on its first day and is scheduled to end on Friday, June 10 at 5:59 PM EDT.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Synergic Games’ Harakiri: Blades of Honor opens its Late Pledge

Harakiri: Blades of Honor, by the Spanish publisher Synergic Games, has opened up its late pledge on the Spanish platform Kick & Go. Four months after becoming the most funded dungeon crawler board game in the history of Spain on Kickstarter, Synergic Games offers the last chance to acquire the board game.

Set in a fantasy version of the Japanese feudal era, Harakiri: Blades of Honor offers an immersive cooperative dungeon-crawling experience for up to 4 players where the exploration of a huge and detailed map, along with epic and strategic combat against all kinds of AI-controlled enemies, will take the classic gameplay of the genre to a higher level.

The game features more than 80 fantastic miniatures by sculptors as important as Roberto Chaudon (Wizards of the Coast, DC) and Barruz Studio (Corvus Belli, Hellboy). They also included the tile designer Henning Ludvigsen (Bloodborne, Star Wars or Zombicide) immersing players in action packed epic battles.

All this will be accompanied by a narrative by the Spanish writer David Velasco. Velasco brings together all his accumulated experience in the dark fantasy genre to embark the players of Harakiri: Blades of Honor in an adventure that offers more than 50 hours of gameplay, where every decision taken could be crucial to stop the advance of the terrible tyrant, the Dark Shogun.

The wonderful art that accompanies the entire game is being done by artists like David Benzal (“concept artist” in Game of Thrones, Love Death and Robots, Ghost Recon or Jurassic World) and Björn Barends (“cover artist” in Hulk, Venom, Spawn or Moonknight comics).

This new chance to acquire the game will be open until the end of this year 2022, but during the first 3 months it will have exclusive discounts. This will be the last chance to acquire the board game that cannot be found anywhere else, and that won’t be hitting general retail. Harakiri: Blades of Honor is scheduled for release in May 2023.

Take Your Dice to the Next Level with the Levitate Dice Kickstarter

Conflict Games is following up their string of wildly successful Card Kickstarters with a new campaign, this time bringing a new pop culture innovation to market with Levitating Dice. The Levitate Dice Kickstarter campaign gives players a unique way to spice up their gaming tables with a novel piece of magical décor.

The initial Kickstarter offers an electromagnetic base with an accompanying d20 or a complete set 7 polyhedral dice. Each die has magnetic inclusions that, when placed on the base, hover in the air over the base. There are four different base styles: Black, White, Walnut, and Oak. Initially, there are four dice designs to choose from: Abyssinian Brass (brushed brass dice with black ink), The War Blade (dark grey dice with white ink), Quintessential Red (reflective red dice with white ink), and Rainbow Touched (pearlescent dice with gold inking).Conflict Games hopes the Levitate Dice will become a must-have for pop-culture collectors and tabletop role-players worldwide. They are a novel addition to TTRPG and dice collecting and add a little panache and the X factor to the room and game night.

To make these dice happen, Conflict Games has initiated a Kickstarter drive. The “Levitate Dice Kickstarter” runs from March 21 to April 21 for an intended release in the early fourth quarter of 2022. The project will be available worldwide. Funding gathered through Kickstarter will go toward additional design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of the dice. This is Conflict Games 5th Kickstarter. The previous four raised in excess of $250,000.

Levitate Dice

Brain Games’ Next Level Flicking Game Iron Forest is on Kickstarter Now

Iron Forest

Brain Games has brought its first game to Kickstarter. Iron Forest, designed by Brian Gomez and with art by Reinis Petersons, has launched on Kickstarter, giving players all over the world the opportunity to support Brain Games in their biggest game yet. And when they say biggest, they mean it! Iron Forest is a Kickstarter Exclusive game, available for backing here

Iron Forest builds on the success of the now legendary ICECOOL (winner of over 20 international awards, including prestigious Spiel des Jahres award Best Children’s Game of the Year 2017 and UK Games Expo award as the Best Children’s Game 2016). Taking flicking games to the next level – in this case literally – players will command the mechas of Iron Force and the Animal Clans, facing off in battle across a two-level game board. Uniquely designed custom launcher will help these mighty miniatures fly through the air, enabling them to reach new heights and even attack from above. What is most important though are the missions, with both sides desperately attempting to complete their goals and win the scenario. Using skilful flicks and power-up cards will surely bring you victory as you fight for your right to survive in the land of Neemus.

Using the ICECOOL System as a template means that Iron Forest is built upon a foundation known and loved by players all around the world.

Pledges for a copy of Iron Forest cost $85. All backers that will support the campaign in the first 48H, will receive 3 packs of custom sleeves for free! The campaign runs until Friday, March 4, 2022. 

Brian Gomez is the collective pseudonym for a group of award-winning Latvian game designers; Edgars Zaķis, Reinis Butāns, Jānis Grunte, and Egils Grasmanis.

Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game is Here to Infect the Tabletop Multiverse!

Marvel Zombies - A Zombicide Game

CMON has launched the anticipated Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game blowing past its goal of $500,000 in no time at all.

Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game is a new skin of the popular Zombicide board game adapting the concept of Marvel Zombies, a line of comics that spanned multiple volumes and was published by Marvel Comics.

Marvel Zombies is a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players and features original art by Marco Checchetto.

In the game, you play as Zombie Heroes who must feed off of Bystanders to reach your objectives. You’ll face uninfected superheroes and waves of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents.

Zombie heroes include Captain America, Deadpool, Wasp, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and Hulk. Heroes include Spider-Man, Thor, Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, Ms. Marvel, and Black Panther.

With the X-Men Resistance expansion, you play as superheroes attempting to rescue bystanders and taking a stand against Zombie Heroes and hordes of zombie mutants.

Included are Colossus, Rogue, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, and Mystique with zombie versions of Iceman, Juggernaut, Cyclops, Dark Phoenix, Psylocke, and Sabretooth!

With the Galactus game piece, you can switch between a living and zombie head and arm of Galactus! There’s hero and zombie mode where you’ll try to stop Galactus from devouring Earth or devour Galactus first! You’ll also face Silver Surfer!

There are three tiers to pledge:

  • Undead Pledge – $130 – the basic game as well as all of the rewards that are unlocked.
  • Resistance Pledge – $240 – featuring the main game as well as the X-Men Resistance expansion.
  • Galactus Pledge – $410 – The main game, X-Men Resistance, and Kickstarter exclusive Galactus Pledge!

Mantic Games Teases Umbrella Academy: The Board Game

To kick off the year, Mantic Games has teased some of what we can expect in 2022 and that includes a game based on the comic series The Umbrella Academy! The Umbrella Academy: The Board Game was teased in 2019 but it looks like we’re finally going to get it.

Alessio Cavatore and River Horse Games are working with Mantic to design the game. Cavatore designed the rules for Mantic’s Kings of War.

Umbrella Academy: The Board Game is based on the comic series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá and published by Dark Horse Comics which has been adapted into a television series for Netflix.

In the game, you’re tasked with stopping the apocalypse. You’ll need to work together to defeat hazards that threaten to destroy locations across the city. If too many are, it’s game over.

The co-operative game is for 1-5 players and combines cards and miniatures. The game will include detailed plastic minis of iconic characters like Space Boy, Kraken, Rumor, Séance, and Number Five.

Check out Space Boy and Number Five below!

The game will be crowdfunded in early 2022.

Vaesen RPG – Mythic Britain & Ireland is live on Kickstarter

Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland

Do you dare to leave the Mythic North and set sail for mist shrouded isles? Free League has announced that Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland has launched on Kickstarter.

Face the mythic creatures of Britain and Ireland in the upcoming expansion to the multiple award-winning Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying. The brand new setting invites you to experience gothic horror mysteries in the lands of Mary Shelley, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Bram Stoker.

Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland is written by industry legend and ENNIE-winner Graeme Davis and beautifully illustrated by ENNIE-winning artist Johan Egerkrans.

If you pledge within 24 hours of the launch – i.e. no later than 3 pm CET (2 pm GMT, 9 am US Eastern, 6 am US Pacific) on Wednesday December 8, you get a bonus reward at no extra cost: an exclusive art print by Johan Egerkrans of the “Black Dog” vaesen! It will be printed on thick high-quality paper in format format 216x279mm.

Mythic Britain & Ireland Contents:

  • Information about the British Society, its founders and headquarters.
  • A gazetteer over the sprawling city of London complete with adventure locations and secret societies.
  • A guide to the mythology of Mythic Britain and Ireland, with a score of mythological locations across the islands.
  • A chapter detailing a number of mythical beings, vaesen, with stats, background information, story seeds and variants.
  •  Old Meg: A mystery which takes the player characters to Gloucestershire to investigate a slew of gruesome killings and discover an ancient evil.
  •  The Llantywyll Incident: A mystery wherein the characters travel to Wales and a mine stricken with strange misfortunes.
  •  The Hampstead Group: A mystery in the heart of London, where the characters are invited to an artist’s commune with some very weird habits.

Seasons of Mystery Contents:

  •  Dance of Death:  The player characters travel to the idyllic springtime countryside of Dalarna in northern Sweden to solve a deadly mystery. Written by Gabrielle DeBourg.
  •  Fireheart: Religious fervor runs high in rural Småland as the hottest summer in living memory trigger massive forest fires, crop failure, widespread poverty, and a mass exodus to America. Will the player character uncover what’s behind it all – and live to tell the tale? Written by Tomas Härenstam.
  •  The Devil on the Moor: Journey west to the windswept autumn moors of Grimsted Lyng on the Danish island of Jylland and investigate a tale of terror where modernity is pitted against the old ways. Written by Andreas Marklund.
  •  A Winter’s Tale: The characters travel to the snow-covered forests of Ingria east of the Baltic Sea and are challenged by a mysterious adversary under the glittering winter stars. Written by Kiku Pukk Härenstam.

The hunger takes hold in Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game from CMON

In what’s sure to be a million-dollar Kickstarter, CMON has put up a notification page for Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game.

Marvel Zombies – A Zombicide Game is the latest installment in the Zombicide franchise which is what CMON launched with on Kickstarter in 2015. It also marks the 50th Kickstarter for CMON which has relied heavily on the crowdfunding platform to bring its projects to market.

Sure, Super Heroes are used to facing evil… But can they face THE HUNGER when an alien virus mutates them into flesh-eating monsters?

In the teaser video, we get a look at some of the miniature sculpts that come with the game and they look impressive.

We’ll of course have the full scoop when the project goes live.

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