Kickstarter Report #15

Kickstarter Report

I’m very excited about this Kickstarter Report edition! Firstly, one of the games I have have really been looking forward to (and have made several posts about) has launched their campaign; Blood & Plunder! Two more great games round out the issue, another freshly launched and one that will be launching in the next few days. As always click on the title of each entry or on the individual links provided to jump over to their Kickstarter campaign pages!

Blood & Plunder

Photo from kickstarter.com

Photo from kickstarter.com

I have been following Blood & Plunder for months now and have been looking forward to their campaign ever since discovering the game. Firelock Games didn’t disappoint! For those unfamiliar with the game; Blood & Plunder is a pirate-themed 28mm miniatures game set in the Age of Sail. Not only can you control the brave seamen of the time period, but you also take command of the high seas by using ships! Here’s a brief rundown from the already fully funded campaign page:

Brandish your cutlass and musket and prepare for swashbuckling adventure on the Spanish Main! Whether you’re marching your pirate army across the Isthmus of Panama as legendary pirate Henry Morgan or terrorizing the Jamaican coasts as the infamous Captain Rivero, Blood and Plunder is a game that is guaranteed to evoke thrills and capture the imagination of miniature gamers.

Photo from kickstarter.com

Photo from kickstarter.com

In Blood and Plunder you will join legendary sea rovers in the 17th century struggle for national dominance and personal profit in the Caribbean. This 28mm miniature wargame brings this period to life with a compelling rule set and the highest quality models and ships of the genre. That’s right, we said ships! Blood and Plunder is designed to transition seamlessly between land, naval and amphibious combat using a uniform rule set and scale. And if you’re worried this seems too grand to be practical, you’ll be glad to know that a standard game (on or off a ship) can be played on a small kitchen table with 13-50 models in less than 2 hours.

A partial screen capture of one of the available tiers. Photo from kickstarter.com

Photo from kickstarter.com

I thought it would be a long time before I got excited for another miniatures game, but Blood & Plunder is so beautiful and looks so unique that I think I’m going to have to take the plunge! Click here to jump over to the Blood & Plunder campaign and get ready to set sail!

Cavern Tavern

Photo from kickstarter.com

Photo from kickstarter.com

Cavern Tavern looks to be a very unique worker placement game where dice replace the standard Meeple. What’s that you sound you hear drifting up from the belly of the dark cavern? A dragon? An owlbear? Nope! It’s the sound of a busy tavern where players are servers attempting to make the guests happy! From the Cavern Tavern campaign page:

Cavern Tavern is a worker (dice) placement and resource management board game that is set in a fantasy world. Each player assumes the role of a worker in the tavern. Your job is to serve drinks, work in the kitchen, do chores, and on top of that try to keep every guest happy, including the nasty and greedy barkeep.”

Cavern Tavern 2

The video for the game is great and definitely worth a watch. In it you’ll learn about your duties in the tavern and working for Nasty the Dwarf, your surly boss. The artwork for the game is great and the theme, while very different, sounds promising and highly engaging!

Photo from kickstarter.com

Photo from kickstarter.com

Click here to jump over to the Cavern Tavern Kickstarter Campaign page!

Cheeky Monkeys

Photo courtesy of Universe Zero

Photo courtesy of Universe Zero

The Cheeky Monkeys campaign will be launching during the next few days (as of this posting) and promises a game of zany monkey pairing. Players are trainers who try to avoid mixing the wrong combination of monkeys under their control (the Thrilled Pyromaniac monkey and the Bomb Juggler monkey for example) while causing chaos amongst his/her opponents’ monkeys. A brief description from the Cheeky Monkeys Kickstarter preview page:

A super-fun, super-easy and super-cheeky card game for 2 to 6 players where unlikely trainers have to manage crazy playful monkeys

Photo from kickstarter.com

Photo courtesy of Universe Zero

The artwork is lighthearted and playful, and yet beautifully done. The story behind the game is great and there’s a great video that explains the game play on the campaign page. The game sounds as fun as a barrel of monkeys… literally!

Photo courtesy of Ultimate Zero

Photo courtesy of Universe Zero

The Cheeky Monkeys campaign starts on April 24th! Click here to jump over to the Kickstarter preview page until the campaign launches!

 

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