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Episode 57 of your Weekdays Update on what Games are New on Kickstarter.
Saturday, July 2nd.

This Blog accompanies a podcast, which can be found here:
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This episode can also be found as Podcast & Blog combo at:
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Featuring (Amongst Others): Cosmic Balance, Shadow Strike: Ninja Combat Game, Galatune,Sluff Off!, Harald & Millennium Blades.
(Some projects don't have a BGG page yet at the start of the campaign.)

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Miniatures Related Projects

3D Castle Props [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2117441861/3-d-castle-p...
Justen Deluca is Bringing a set of foldable Castle walls and towers for you to set up on your battlefield. Set up and store a complete castle with ease! All kinds of combinations to choose from so check out the #D castle props for yourself!
Ends Saturday 07-09


Dark Dwarvesm [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2076383099/dark-dwarves...
Macrocosm is bring a very good looking line of Dark Dwarves for their macrocosm skirmisher. Armed and Armoured to the teeth, these small creatures put up a big fight! There’s 15 different packs to choose from and they all cost 8 GBP a piece!
Ends Sunday 07-31


Shattered Void [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wdm/shattered-void-the-...
Shattered void brings sci-fi dogfighting to the tabletop! Take control of one of the two factions and battle it out in an intense space war. The rules of the game will always be free and so will a PnP version of the game so you can get a feel of what it’s like to fight for intergalactic supremacy. The two factions are 35 GBP each.
Ends Sunday 07-31
PnP Available.


Maze of the Dead [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wargame-model-mods/maze...
And the final mini related project comes from wargame model mod and the present: Maze of the dead: wargaming tiles with integrated LED-lighting in 28mm scale. Bring atmospheric sci-fi terrain to your tabletop, i must admit, it looks pretty darn good! Combination pledge as well, so check it out!
Ends Monday 08-01 After


Board Games

Cosmic Balance
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cosmicbalance/cosmic-ba...
Moving over to a board game called Cosmic Balance. A strategy board game where you must use your godly powers to summon creatures on earth to control territories. Kill them and they go to either heaven or hell. Is the scale tipped (an actual scale on the board) to either heaven or hell, the gates open and Angels and Demons will join the battlefield! Cosmic Balance is 49 USD.
Ends Saturday 07-30


Shadow Strike: Ninja Combat Game
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/purefungames/shadow-str...
Another Board game comes with Shadow Strike - Ninja Combat Game. As the title suggests you control a team of ninjas out to become the only team on the board. Dice based combat will get you strikes with which you can buy items like throwing stars, grappling hooks, smoke bombs… everything you would expect from ninjas. Be the last ninja standing in Shadow Strike. It’s 45 USD
Ends Monday 08-01 Pre


Cosa Nostra [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1365010592/cosa-nostra-...
Next, Cosa Nostra. It’s the original mob game, which of course contains deceit, murder and betrayal! Try taking on your friends in gathering control over Brooklyn. Deal or fight your way up to become the don, but beware… your luck can run out at every turn. Cosa Nostra is 50 USD for the base game or 70 when you combine it with the Cuban Expansion Pack.
Ends Monday 08-08 After.



America Billion Club [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1108911488/america-bill...
The final board game is America Billion Club. A game that challenges business skills, risk taker courage and fast decision making. Buy stock market shares, sell them, trade them, everything there is around big money market trading. You might get yourslef some luxurious stuff in the progress as well! America Billion Club is 25 USD.
Ends Monday 08-15 After



Card Games

Dinner Bell [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1554721559/dinner-bell-...
Card Games Next, Dinner Bell First. Dinner bell is a turn based strategy zombie card game (which is sooo not what I expected from just the title). There’s three completely different strategies to win this game, all with their pros and cons. Be the last one standing in Dinner Bell, it will cost you 10 USD for the PnP or 20 for a physical copy, which also comes with a signed card by the author.
Ends Sunday 07-31


Love Formula [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2110035160/love-formula...
Next: Love Formula. It’s an anime drafting game where you try and set up the perfect date for the couples you want to and sabotage your opponent’s efforts in doing the same, ruining their dates. Nice… A cute, silly card game with pretty art and it’s fair share of skullduggery. Love formula will cost you 19 USD.
Ends Sunday 07-31
PnP Available.


Raggle Taggle Gypsy [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1749005197/raggle-taggl...
Raggle Taggle Gypsy is an easy to learn, easy to play strategy card game for the whole family with quite a nice leaded glass theme. It’s based on an old Roman betting game called Ninety-Nine! Play your cards right to increase your score, but make sure you end on 99 points exactly. Raggle Taggle Gypsy is 10 USD for a PnP, 35 for the standard edition, 45 for the special edition and there are several pledges available from there!
Ends Friday 07-29 Pre


Bad KinderGarteners [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1359193379/bad-kinderga...
Another card game is Bad KinderGarteners. A game where you must be at your worst and translate that to a kindergartener. The biggest brat will win the game in which you must gather enough star cards first. Steal cookies, trip people in mud and sabotage your fellows in Bad Kindergarteners! It’s 20 USD.
Ends Sunday 07-31


Gemini [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/715207794/gemini-card-g...
Next up is Gemini. Gemini is a card game combining the best aspects of card games into one. Build a metal army, take them to the battlefield and destroy the other player’s Mad Scientist Lab to win the game of Gemini! I think someone forgot to add a few pledges to their campaign page, because there’s only a 200 USD pledge, which is limited to 10 backers… but the target is 8000. Not quite sure how that works out. I dropped a note so.. To be continued?
Ends Tuesday 08-30


Ego, Impressions and Metallic Foil [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1256349841/ego-impressi...
There is a combination campaign for three decks of cards on Kickstarter right now, two of which are face card playing decks and one is the game of Ego. Ego is a strategic card game which involves attacking, reacting, defending and sabotage. The game is made up of 7 different kinds of cards each with their own function in the game. Take out your enemies as soon as you can or you’ll be the one taken out in Ego! It’ll set you back 13 for the kid’s version or 14 for the adult one.
Ends Tuesday 08-16


Galatune
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1129443823/galatune-act...
And the final card game is Galatune. An action-packed battle card game that comes with a comic, drawn by highly renowned artists. Inspired by anime and science fiction, this game lets you lead your Champion Warrior into battle, earning victory points for each defeated opponent. It’s a shame that the game is only available in the US, or else they would’ve been able to take my money! The game is 30USD for the starter deck and comes with the first edition of the comic.
Ends Wednesday 08-31


Party / Miscellaneous Games

Meridian [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1344826513/meridian-a-s...
Meridian is a storytelling game that will enable you and your friends to create stories of Journeys with a sense of wonder and magic, taking you through worlds of imagination and sensual evocation. An ever-shifting map and cast of characters will give you a unique journey every single time. It’s sorta pretty too! Meridian is 15 USD for the PnP and 40 for the physical copy.
Ends Tuesday 08-02


Sluff Off! & Harald
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002188924/sluff-off-an...
Eagle-Gryphon games is bringing another two new EGGs: Sluff Off, a modern classic by Stefan Dorra & a fantasy classic called Harald by Rémi Gruber. As usual, when a campaign offers two games I can’t do them any justice in just a couple of lines, so check them out for yourselves. They are 10 USD a piece.
Ends Tuesday 07-19


Role Playing Games

Era - Silence [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadesofvengeance/era-s...
There’s a RPG called Era - Silence running right now, which takes place on the mythical island of Silence, where chosen ones are sent in order to prove their worth. The game is made up out of a series of challenges each of which is a sandbox situation. Can you earn your true name? Find out in Era - Silence.
Ends Sunday 08-07


Expansions, Reprints, Relaunches and Upgrades

Hero (Relaunch) [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aethertower/hero-prepar...
Hero, the adventure game with transparent cards is back after a few weeks, now with friendlier shipping and more accessible rewards! The game of normal people turning into heroes is 15 for a partial PnP or 54 for the physical copy of the full game.
Ends Sunday 07-31


Craps and Laughs [No BGG Link at Time of Release]
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1089379904/craps-and-la...
Craps and Laughs is yet another Cards against Humanity variant for despicable people. Their words, not mine. It was known on earlier campaigns as Crap amidst Hilarity. It’s 25 USD for the core set.
Ends Sunday 07-31


Millennium Blades (Reprint & Expansions):
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/millennium...
And Finally, Millennium Blades is being reprinted, it gets one big expansion AND 2 mini expansions! So Much cards for this critically acclaimed game that looks so awesome I’m kind of lost for words. Just go check it out!
Ends Sunday 07-24
 
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