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Assassins Creed: Brotherhood of Venice – Cult Franchise Goes Cardboard
article by Kick.Agency [2018-11-26]
Triton Noir is a publisher responsible for creating the well rated V-Commando board game series. This time however, they’ve picked a cult video game franchise called Assassin’s Creed to work on. Brotherhood of Venice quickly became a Kickstarter hit, so let’s see what this long awaited game has to offer.

Death in Venice


AC: Brotherhood of Venice is going to be heavily based on the former hit from the publisher, namely: the V-Commandos.

The Assassin’s Creed video game had the focus put on stealthy and silent murders, so the board game won’t be much different. The game was created for 1 to 4 players, who will cooperate as a team of assassins, completing their quests in the Renaissance era Venice.

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Assassin s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood of Venice
A project in by Triton Noir
TabletopStrategyFantasyMiniaturesCo-op

The story driven cooperative miniatures board game in the Assassin's Creed universe

Duration: 2018/11/13 - 2018/12/06 (23 days)

Monumental Merges a Deck-Builder With a 4X Game
article by Kick.Agency [2018-11-16]
Monumental is a Civilization-style game, that got funded in less than 2 hours. The Kickstarter campaign got board game fans hooked with some bold ideas, interesting concepts, and great presentation.

Monumental is a game, where 1-4 players lead small, budding civilizations. Our task is to lead our people in a way, that lets them become the biggest civilization in the history of mankind. We will have 3 eras to pull that off. Deck building is the core mechanic of Monumental – we begin the game with 14 cards and keep getting new ones. Each one will have a potential to make our civilization stronger. Every nation has different cards, and thanks to that, each specializes in different things, and has separate advantages and disadvantages.

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Monumental
A project in Paris, France by Funforge SARL
TabletopMiniaturesFightingTilesCivilization

Monumental is a next generation civilization game with a mix of innovative mechanics taking the best from deckbuilding and 4X games.

Duration: 2018/10/23 - 2018/11/22 (30 days)

Whales Destroying the World on Kickstarter
article by BG News [2018-11-12]
Whales Destroying the World is a bluffing set-collection game for 3 to 6 players with a funny theme, quick (yet strategic) gameplay and beautiful art. Players take roles of whale generals preparing for war with humans. They compete to build the strongest army possible. One of the players is a superspy, secretly working to stop the attack.

This is the first campaign from Time Slug Studio, a small board game publisher in Prague.

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Whales Destroying the World - bluffing card game
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Whales Destroying the World - bluffing card game
A project in by Time Slug Studio
TabletopCard GameAnimalsCardsBluffing

A bluffing card game for three to six players about whales destroying cities and fighting with superheroes

Duration: 2018/11/08 - 2018/12/14 (36 days)

Cloudspire – a Board Game Awaited by Thousands of Players
article by Kick.Agency [2018-10-31]
Tower defense genre of games is incredibly popular on mobile devices. And while the theme of defending your fortress from swarming hordes of enemies sounds like a fantastic idea, board game implementations of it were rare and often lackluster. Cloudspire is supposed to change that. The game has appeared on Kickstarter lately, and is getting close to reaching $500.000.

Cloudspire takes us to the world of Ankar, where a source of mysterious energy is becoming depleted. This energy was a basic resource in Ankar, which is a colossal landmass floating through the skies. War is unavoidable now, and players will join one of the sides of this conflict.

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Cloudspire
A project in Plymouth, MN by Josh & Adam Carlson
TabletopCo-opFantasyExplorationSolo

Defend your fortress while sending forth heroes and minions to lay claim to Ankar in this MOBA-style tower defense for 1-4 players.

Duration: 2018/10/17 - 2018/11/09 (23 days)

The Edge: Dawnfall Makes a Huge Comeback on Kickstarter
article by Kick.Agency [2018-10-31]
Two years ago, a publisher called Awaken Realms started their campaign to fund a new game by Michał Oracz – The Edge: Dawnfall. Back then they managed to collect half a million pounds, which could easily be called a colossal success. The second campaign topped that number on its first day only!

At the Edge of the World


The Edge: Dawnfall is a dynamic wargame, where (often huge) miniatures, controlled by a deck of cards, play the central part. Fans of direct interaction will feel right at home here. The game is filled with epic duels and lots of competing for territories that hold powerful crystals.

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The Edge: Dawnfall v1.6
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The Edge: Dawnfall v1.6
A project in Wroclaw, Poland by Awaken Realms
TabletopMiniaturesSci-fiFightingFantasyWargameSolo

New miniature Board Game by Awaken Realms for 1-4 players, created by Michał Oracz.

Duration: 2018/10/23 - 2018/11/06 (14 days)

Will Tidal Blades Change Worker Placement Games Forever?
article by Kick.Agency [2018-10-31]
Tidal Blades – Heroes of the Reef got funded during the first hour of its campaign. Early this year, Everdell charmed us with its wonderful visuals, and now a new game by Druid City Games (creators of Grimm Forest) is doing exactly the same. Worker placement and dice management, with stunning illustrations, and a world as absorbing as a whirlpool? Let’s dive straight in!

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Tidal Blades - Heroes of the Reef
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Tidal Blades - Heroes of the Reef
A project in Los Angeles, CA by Druid City Games
TabletopDiceWorker Placement

Worker placement and dice management board game with high strategy and depth set in an incredibly immersive high fantasy water world!

Duration: 2018/10/17 - 2018/11/10 (24 days)

Wild Assent – Two Heavy Games in One Box
article by Kick.Agency [2018-10-17]
Recent miniature based games from Kickstarter often fall into two categories: skirmish games and co-op games. Both types are pretty popular, but the latter usually does a bit better when it comes to funding. The game that we want to talk about today merges both of these genres, while adding a solo mode as the icing on the cake. Meet Wild Assent – a project that will become available on Kickstarter in less than 2 weeks.

Hunters and Arenas


The world, where the action of Wild Assent takes place, suffered from lots of painful changes over the past 30 years. King got murdered by an elf called Veraclea and the whole country is under her rule. Malicious elf took a liking to gladiator battles at the arena. She quickly turned it into one of the most important events in the country, even though most nobles and citizens weren’t as excited about it as her.

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Wild Assent - Survive the Arena and Tame the Wilds
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Wild Assent - Survive the Arena and Tame the Wilds
A project in Herndon, VA by Lazy Squire Games
TabletopAdventureFantasyDiceMiniaturesSoloWorker Placement

A 1-4 player board game with solo/cooperative and PvP game modes, beautiful miniatures and thrilling gameplay.

Duration: 2018/10/16 - 2018/10/30 (14 days)

Dwar7s Fall – Collector’s Edition Coming to Kickstarter
article by Kick.Agency [2018-10-10]
Dwar7s is a series of games created by Luís Brüeh, a designer and an artist from Brazil. The franchise is being published by Canadian Vesuvius Media, known mostly for their indie game projects. In October they’re planning a return to Kickstarter, with a new expansion and collector’s edition for Dwar7s Fall. Backers will also get the chance to buy both older core games. So what is the series about?

The Seven Meeple Dwarfs


Fall has come to the kingdom of dwarfs and that can mean only one thing: time to prepare for winter season and all hardships, that come with it. This usually means making lots of food, exchanging gems for food and avoiding becoming monster food yourself.

Getting supplies isn’t your only worry. There are rumors about a certain moody troll wandering around the dwarf settlements. As if you didn’t have enough on your head already…

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Dwar7s Fall Collector's Edition
A project in Halifax, Canada by Vesuvius Media Ltd
TabletopStrategyFantasyCardsMeeplesArea ControlWorker Placement

The award-winning worker placement game for 2 to 7 players is back with a Collector's Edition, a cool Expansion and a Big Box!

Duration: 2018/10/11 - 2018/10/30 (19 days)

Rise to Nobility – Reprint and Expansion Now on Kickstarter
article by Kick.Agency [2018-10-10]
Rise to Nobility is a board game about dice management, funded on Kickstarter in 2017. The game was warmly received by board gamers all over the world. A new campaign has started on October 3th, and backers are able to get their hands on new expansion, while people who missed out on the previous campaign can finally order the core game.

Rise to Nobility managed to collect over $370.000 on Kickstarter. The illustrations were created by Mihajlo “The Mico” Dimitrievski, who’s well-known to tabletop gaming fans. The game also sports a 7.2 score on Board Game Geek which is a pretty neat achievement.

Macedonian Final Frontier Games, known for Cavern Tavern and Robin Hood and the Merry Men, was so happy with the reception of their game, that they’ve decided to upgrade it with a new expansion called Beyond.

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Rise to Nobility: Beyond + 2nd print
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Rise to Nobility: Beyond + 2nd print
A project in Skopje, Macedonia by Final Frontier Games
TabletopExpansion for Base - GameEconomicFantasyDiceCity Building

Expansion to the highly successful Kickstarter Rise to Nobility.

Duration: 2018/10/03 - 2018/10/23 (20 days)

Kickstarter September Retrospective – Unicorns on the Horizon
article by Kick.Agency [2018-10-02]
And finally: the winner of September is… Unstable Unicorns – the second campaign for a party card game filled with lots of rainbows and violence. Tons of cute graphics mixed with unhealthy amount of negative interaction makes for a really unique title, that can destroy friendships like nothing else. The campaign managed to surpass giants like CMON, a licensed IP owned by Sony and its own version from 2017. New expansion adds 2 varied decks called Chaos and Control.

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Unstable Unicorns: Control & Chaos (The Backercorn Project)
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Unstable Unicorns: Control & Chaos (The Backercorn Project)
A project in St. Louis, MO by Ramy Badie
TabletopCard GamePartyFantasy

Make new friends. Destroy them. Unicorns forever.

Duration: 2018/08/15 - 2018/09/14 (30 days)

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