Kick the Table - A Kickstarter Monitor

Keeping track of kickstarter projects can be an overwhelming job. Each Sunday this blog will update with a list of campaigns in the Tabletop Games category that are just launched and that are about to end. Thumb each post if you find it useful and drop a comment telling us what you're backing!
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Kickstarter Weekly Summary - Sunday 2nd October, 2016

Mike Minutillo
Western Australia
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Keeping you up to date with Kickstarter Campaigns in the Tabletop Games category
Keeping you up to date with Kickstarter Campaigns in the Tabletop Games category
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Hey there Kickers! First of all, thanks to everybody for your comments last week. It's a hard thing to say goodbye to family companion, especially when it happens so quickly. Reading all of your comments really made me feel better.

Secondly, right now there are 284 live Kickstarter Campaigns in the Tabletop Games category. Not only is that 31 more than last week. It is also the highest number of live campaigns since I started recording in June of 2014! The record before that was October 2015 which peaked at 261. The peak in October 2014 was only 214. Ridiculous.

Of those campaigns, usually something like 37.5% have achieved their funding goal when I check on a Sunday night. Remember that some of those campaigns have just launched and haven't yet had a chance to fund and some of them are just rubbish and don't deserve any money. There are always a few that deserve to fund and just need a bit of a nudge and that's what this blog was originally about (sort of). Right now we are right in that zone with 106 (37.32%) having already reached their funding goal.

Since May of 2015 I've also been keeping track of how many campaigns have related BGG pages. This has averaged about 30% of the live campaigns fairly consistently. So usually, just under a third of the campaigns are likely to be of interest to readers here. Right now, there are 81 campaigns which have related BGG pages which is only 28.5%.

But here's the thing. I just can't keep up with so many projects. 92 campaigns were launched in the last 7 days and 86 campaigns are ending next week. That's 178 campaigns! If I spent 10 minutes looking at each one, that would take nearly 30 hours. That's just about a full time job. Even if you assume that I only need to cover the 28.5% with related BGG pages, there's 50. At 10 minutes each it's an 8 hour prospect. Even if I didn't write anything about them!

So this week I am just giving you the automated bit. Unfortunately I think that's going to have to become the norm for a little while. I've been spending 5-6 hours each Sunday night writing these things as it is and they keep getting longer and longer. As fun as it is, I don't want to be spending 8 hours of my week summarizing Kickstarters

Remember you can get the full list of live campaigns (updated hourly) at Use the New, Ending, and Fundedness links at the top to get the full list (in different orders). Subscribe to be notified next week when the list goes up, comment to let us know what you're backing, and I'll see you back here next week.

Your kickstarter weekly summary for Sunday Oct 2 2016
7 projects ending in the next 3 days
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928.12 % ENDING
The Devil's Run: Hell's Highway
Devil's Run: Hell's Highway is a standalone KS exclusive expansion to the hard-hitting vehicular combat game: Devil's Run: Route 666 (KS link)
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533.48 % ENDING
Eschaton: A Cult Strategy Deck-Building Game
Gather the cults, delve into the arcane, and conquer in the name of the Dark One. A hand-assembled tabletop game for 2-6 players. (KS link)
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244.17 % ENDING
Take your favourite revenge movie and crank the action-dial up a few notches… Welcome to Vengeance! (KS link)
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153.64 % ENDING
Ray Master
Use the new redimensoning ray to prove that you're the best researcher in this original game for two players. (KS link)
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108.40 % ENDING
Sea Turtle Scurry
The game of baby sea turtles scurrying to the ocean. Lay tiles, play cards, and race with your friends to reach the ocean! (KS link)
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105.22 % ENDING
Brides & Bribes
A board game set in 16th century Genoa that features unique worker placement and incredible player interaction. 60-90min. (KS link)
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59.92 % ENDING
Stop the Germs!
Stop The Germs! is a fast paced tile-laying strategy game for two players that fits inside of a pill bottle. (KS link)
23 projects ending in the next 10 days
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826.60 % NEW ENDING
Druids: A beautiful wooden abstract game before Christmas
Druids is an abstract strategy game for 2 players made from striking wooden pieces that will be delivered before Christmas 2016. (KS link)
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652.22 % ENDING
Lone Shark Games and Penny Arcade have combined forces to create the first Eyrewood Adventures game: Thornwatch! (KS link)
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567.73 % ENDING
Quartermaster General: 1914
The next game in the popular Quartermaster General series: 1914 covering the First World War (KS link)
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432.20 % ENDING
Siege of the Citadel - 2nd Edition Techno Fantasy Boardgame
The miniatures boardgame set in the Mutant Chronicles Universe, designed by Richard Borg with Eric M Lang & Kevin Wilson (KS link)
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422.28 % ENDING
Sagrada - A Game of Dice Drafting and Window Crafting
Draft dice & use tools-of-the-trade to carefully construct your stained glass window masterpiece. 1 to 4 players, 30-45 minutes (KS link)
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244.68 % ENDING
Kill the King
Kill the king is a strategic board game where two armies fight each other on the battlefield and on the castle walls. (KS link)
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188.95 % ENDING
BATTALIA: The Stormgates
A fast-paced, strategic deck builder, which combines map construction, hero and area control and unique calendar mechanics - now for 6! (KS link)
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160.67 % ENDING
From the Ashes - A Standalone Expansion for Ember
The standalone expansion to Ember: the Magical Card Game, containing 50 exciting cards and super low worldwide shipping. (KS link)
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133.60 % ENDING
ORIGINZ - The Superpowered Card Game
Become a Superpowered Hero or Villain and battle with 2 to 8 players in this complete, multi-format strategy card game. Ages 10+ (KS link)
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122.64 % ENDING
Chimera Station - Deluxe
Deluxe Edition - With Metal Coins!!! Space Station Building and Alien Splicing Action for 2-4 Players in 60-90 Min. (KS link)
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111.24 % ENDING
Race To Space: The Game For Kids Who Wish Learning Was Fun!
Embark on an epic battle of wits & shenanigans in this strategy game where education is spelled F-U-N. Learning will never be the same! (KS link)
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110.48 % ENDING
Sweet Spot: The Tennis Card Game
A tactical card game of Tennis that tests teamwork and communication in Doubles mode! Or card skills in 1-on-1. SOLO MODE AVAILABLE! (KS link)
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101.89 % ENDING
Battle Gnomes!
In this colorful card game, players recruit gnomes, arm them, and attack their gnome neighbors to see who the top gnome household is! (KS link)
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101.18 % ENDING
OutLawed! from Ryan Cowler and Green Couch Games!
A game of lying, bluffing, and truth-telling in the WILD West. (KS link)
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100.60 % ENDING
Spazz The Card Game
Spazz is a card game that combines speed, hilarious gestures, and your silly side for 2-6 players, ages 6+. And no kittens die. (KS link)
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86.07 % ENDING
TECHNO BOWL: Arcade Football Unplugged
Everything you love about video game football classics like Tecmo Bowl, NFL Blitz, and Madden translated to the tabletop. BOOM! (KS link)
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78.40 % NEW ENDING
Math in a cardgame ? Why should I try this ? IT IS FUN !!!
The combination of skill, luck and speed gives a great game with your kids. (KS link)
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66.86 % ENDING
Get Reelz
Become the next big thing in Hollywood by coming up with the most entertaining title for a feature film! A party game for 3-8 players. (KS link)
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62.58 % ENDING
Battle Blakes: First Bash
Battle Blakes is a take-that conflict card game with two different attack types and a goal to destroy your opponents' Self-Esteem. (KS link)
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45.15 % ENDING
Tales from the Taverns: Legends of Goblins Past
Tales from the Taverns: Legends of Goblins Past is a quick light story-telling game for players of all ages. (KS link)
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29.86 % ENDING
PinBox 3000 and Gamechanger
Customizable cardboard tabletop pinball game system and Gamechanger playboard expansions. Tilt the Future! (KS link)
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4.59 % ENDING
Unbound: Endless War
A strategy card game where you place cards onto the board face down to build the map and leave surprises for your opponent. (KS link)
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0.56 % ENDING
Tides of Fate
Tides of Fate is a nautical fantasy strategy tabletop game designed for 2 to 6 players with faction vs faction and FFA variants. (KS link)
29 projects launched within the last 7 days
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4,034.62 % NEW
Great Comics Adventure: Golden Age of Super Heroes
Be the first to save three cities to be declared the greatest Golden Age Super Hero! A tabletop game celebrating comic book history! (KS link)
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880.00 % NEW
Bear vs Gorilla vs CEO vs Hippie Extra Things (2nd chance)
This is your 2nd chance to get your expansion for BGCH. Extra Things will add 9 new cards of silliness to an already silly game. (KS link)
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826.60 % NEW ENDING
Druids: A beautiful wooden abstract game before Christmas
Druids is an abstract strategy game for 2 players made from striking wooden pieces that will be delivered before Christmas 2016. (KS link)
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458.16 % NEW
Walk The Plank: Special Tin Edition 3-5 Player Hit Game!
Walk The Plank is a game featuring the dumbest pirates ever! 3-5 Players & just 20 minutes. It is a Prequel to AWARD WINNING Get Bit! (KS link)
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252.10 % NEW
Stay Out of My Dungeon!
A fun 4-6 player worker placement, hidden identity, building game. (KS link)
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140.42 % NEW
SKYWARD – The Airborne City
A clever and unique strategy card drafting game set in a world where buildings float, airships rule and pigeons are rodents of the sky. (KS link)
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130.10 % NEW
La Cosa Nostra
In La Cosa Nostra you play the role of a mafia boss, through means of manipulation and intrigue you try to outsmart your opponents. (KS link)
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127.00 % NEW
THE BEAD GAME BOX: A New Kind of Gaming Experience
Analogue gaming station with expansions of high quality board game prints. Web App catalog with game Variations. PLAY.TWEAK.SHARE. (KS link)
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96.19 % NEW
A deck building game where players are bacterial pathogens attacking the human body. 1-4 players. 30-60 minutes. (KS link)
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83.60 % NEW
Backyard Birds: A Card Game for the Entire Flock
Assemble the birds. Claim the territories. Soar to victory! (KS link)
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78.40 % NEW ENDING
Math in a cardgame ? Why should I try this ? IT IS FUN !!!
The combination of skill, luck and speed gives a great game with your kids. (KS link)
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54.81 % NEW
The Football Game - Board Game - Football's coming home!
Are you the best football manager?! Guide your club, awesome or awful, through a league season and win by having the happiest fans! (KS link)
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52.49 % NEW
Problem Picnic: Attack of the Ants • Action-packed dicefest!
Play as ants stealing food from a picnic, in this dice-rolling dexterity family game • Designed by Scott Almes • Art by Josh Cappel (KS link)
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52.11 % NEW
War Titans: Invaders Must Die
Choose a Pilot, take control of colossal robots and save Humanity from the Invaders’ threat in this cooperative board game! (KS link)
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52.10 % NEW
Dumpster Diver
Dumpster Diver is a fast and easy card game about turning trash into glorious treasure. (KS link)
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39.15 % NEW
The Old Ball Game
An Authentic Baseball Simulation for 2 players. Features innovative pitching, timely hitting - bunting and stealing! (KS link)
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36.21 % NEW
Epic Roll: Eclipse - Vanquish the Light
Vanquish the light and conquer a kingdom. Nice guys finish last in this fast-paced "press your luck" dungeon crawler. (KS link)
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30.65 % NEW
Board game for 3-6 Citizens. Fight Punks and construct City Sites. But you might break bad. Is your city then beyond hope? (KS link)
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28.47 % NEW
True Messiah - Strategy Game of Surreal Religious Horror
A fever dream of deck-building, board control, and tactics: Dali meets Dune. 2-4 players, 60-120 minutes. (KS link)
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27.90 % NEW
Skyways: City Building at its Finest!
Beautiful, refined, strategic... A 2-4 player Euro 3D building game by Jeffery D. Allers. Your chance to build the cities of tomorrow! (KS link)
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24.49 % NEW
The Pioneers Program: Apocalyptic town rebuilding board game
A post-apocalyptic, town building board game for 3-6 players. Grow your town, search the wastes and fight to defend what is yours! (KS link)
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23.56 % NEW
MIND - The Fall of Paradise, a scifi strategy boardgame
Manage your colony and order your citizens to build, find bonuses, resolve events and invade the enemy in MIND - The Fall of Paradise. (KS link)
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20.55 % NEW
Dead Cat - A Quantum Physics Card Game
Dead Cat is a fast paced game about Schrodinger's cat. Bet with your friends if the cat is alive or dead - but don't forget to peek! (KS link)
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19.30 % NEW
Orphanage of Fear
Children are going missing. The adults aren’t stopping it. All you can rely on is your toys… when you have them. (KS link)
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17.50 % NEW
Eyeball Boxing - The Card Game
AN EYE FOR AN EYE IN A DAWG-EAT-DAWG WORLD - A hotdog-building, eyeball-punching good time! (KS link)
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16.91 % NEW
Breakaway Football: Tabletop Board Game
Two-player, card-driven strategy football game where you're the Head Coach! No dice or spinners. Authentic plays & audibles. Great fun! (KS link)
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8.89 % NEW
A unique and highly replayable deck building game where you have to help your friends so you can turn around and crush them to win. (KS link)
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6.35 % NEW
Court of Kings
The King Has Fallen! A Social Argumentation Game for 3 - 6 players. (KS link)
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1.69 % NEW
Hypnose - A battle of the Minds!
Hypnose is a deck building game for 2 to 4 players in which you play dueling hypnotists. Who will be the last man standing? (KS link)

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