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article by Kick.Agency [2018-08-14]
Dice are one of the oldest accessories used in games. Some numbered cubes found by archeologists date back to 2800 BC. They sure didn’t have Castles of Burgundy or Roll for the Galaxy back then, but the simple excitement of rolling random numbers was enough – especially for gambling and games like Backgammon or Senet. With the rise of modern board gaming, designers invented mechanics like dice placement, dice trading or even collectible dice games. Some famous tabletop games like Istanbul, 7 Wonders or even Carcassonne got their own, dice based variants.

Today we’ll show you our 5 favourite games based on dice, made with the help of Kickstarter.

~ Dice Throne : Season Two ~
~ Dice Throne : Season Two ~
A project in Calgary, Canada by Gavan Brown of Roxley Games
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A heart-pumping, fast-playing game of skilled card play & dice manipulation that will have your game nights cheering!

Duration: 2018/02/15 - 2018/03/09 (22 days)

Escape Plan – a Heist Themed Board Game from Kickstarter
article by Kick.Agency [2018-08-08]
Bags filled with thousands of banknotes. Car chases. Time running out. Digging underground passages. Sirens in the background, accompanied by the sounds of police helicopters.

Heist stories are easily one of my favourite genres. Be it Ocean’s Eleven, Lupin the 3rd or even the Olsen Gang – there’s something addictive about them. Few weeks ago, thanks to Eagle-Gryphon Games, a board game called Escape Plan popped up on Kickstarter and started gaining lots of positive buzz. And yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s about heists.

Escape Plan by Vital Lacerda with artwork by Ian O Toole
Escape Plan by Vital Lacerda with artwork by Ian O'Toole
A project in Phoenix, AZ by Eagle Games

Plan your escape as you race against other players to regain stashed cash and flee the city in this new strategy game by Vital Lacerda.

Duration: 2018/07/19 - 2018/08/10 (22 days)

Trogdor!! the Board Game – Area Control Served Burnt
article by Kick.Agency [2018-08-01]
If you’ve browsed the internet in ‘00s, there’s a huge chance you stumbled upon Homestar Runner. The series used to be one of the funniest flash cartoons and, after a revival in 2014, it still holds its ground. Brothers Matt and Mike Chapman have a golden sense of humor and gave birth to characters like Strong Bad, The Cheat and Marzipan.

Trogdor the Board Game, their latest creation, is based around yet another of their heroes. The green dragon with a human arm debuted on “Strong Bad Email”, got his own metal song and tons of merchandise. Looks like all of these failed to sate his hunger as now we’re about to get a tabletop game devoted to his scaly self.

Trogdor!! The Board Game
Trogdor!! The Board Game
A project in Atlanta, GA by Homestar Runner

Help the beefy-armed dragon Trogdor burninate the countryside in this cooperative game of burnination, majesty, and consummate V's!!

Duration: 2018/07/17 - 2018/08/15 (29 days)

Ending: 13 hours

Today's Backers: +362

Last Updated: 20 min

Today's Pledges: +21,654 USD

The art of handcrafting: Brain Conceptual
article by BGNews [2018-07-26]
With my eyes set on the beautiful Kickstarter campaign, I decided to reach out to Brain Conceptual and talk to them about their unique, hand crafted, premium quality accessories. Here’s what they told me.

How was Brain Conceptual born?

Brain Conceptual was born as a result of our love for crafts, design and RPG gaming. Οn a road trip to GenCon, we took the decision to start creating premium items like no other, to the tabletop gaming community. We, of course, had the experience background from our family workshop since 1978- so as lifelong gamers ourselves, as well as creative designers artisans and expert-craftsmen, this decision enables us to do what we love the most: deliver impressive design, exquisite craftsmanship, and fine quality materials.

THE ULTIMATE ACCESSORY: A Premium Dice Box and Rolling Tray
THE ULTIMATE ACCESSORY: A Premium Dice Box and Rolling Tray
A project in Merrick, NY by Brain Conceptual Entertainment

Could an Accessory Collection dive you into the world of fantasy? This premium one can!

Duration: 2018/07/01 - 2018/07/31 (30 days)

Dungeons and Doggies – Barking Alternative to Your Old Minis
article by Kick.Agency [2018-07-26]
I played tons of D&D around 10th grade, but as time went by, most of these sessions have merged into one huge memory. There were many dark caves visited, sword duels fought, villages being saved (or burned) and tons of temples filled with riddles. One session I’ll probably always remember in detail was when a friend, playing illusionist, turned himself into a sparrow to spy on some enemies. He stayed in that form till the end, fluttering around us, while we kept progressing through the dungeon. The situation got so absurd and hilarious that we simply couldn’t leave the table.

This month a really creative campaign appeared on Kickstarter and instantly made me remember that legendary session. Dungeons and Doggies is a set consisting of 13 dog miniatures usable in most tabletop RPGs and board games. They were made to replace regular characters and bring some comedy and canine goodness to your table.

Animal Adventures: Tales of Dungeons and Doggies
Animal Adventures: Tales of Dungeons and Doggies
A project in Worcester, UK by Russ Charles

A range of highly detailed dogs compatible with role-playing systems.

Duration: 2018/07/18 - 2018/07/31 (13 days)

‘Overturn Rising Sands’ Kickstarter caught plagiarising. Still on track to be funded.
article by Australian Tabletop Gaming Network [2018-07-17]
Overturn Rising Sands launched on Kickstarter on the 20th of June and it seemed to be an immediate hit, achieving their goal of $45,000 CAD in 1 hour and 44 minutes. The backers were drawn to the miniatures that were numerous and shown off in promising beautiful 3D renders, and a price point that seems almost too good to be true. However, as the time went on and the numbers kept going up some of the backers started to sour on the creators, Foxtales Studios Ltd. First it was pretty innocuous Kickstarter drama such as Foxtales extending their limited early pledge level which is usually seen as misleading and greedy on Kickstarter. When they tried to over correct by promising the original early backers an exclusive mini others cried foul and asked them to sell it as an add-on. Then more serious concerns start to get raised. They kept delaying the promised game play video and then eventually released it in parts. There was also the matter of Foxtales being a first time Kickstarter creator with no history, so people pressed for more information about the creators. A week into the Kickstarter, Foxtales revealed their identities and showed that they were a three man team from Pakistan. Some backers questioned them as to why the Kickstarter is being launched in Canada and they claimed they were currently in Canada and Foxtales will be based there. That in itself is not a massive issue as it is not uncommon for people to launch a Kickstarter in a country with more ease of manufacturing or a more favorable taxation system. However, a major point of contention for backers and those who were discussing the Kickstarter in outside forums was the fact that they keep delaying the release of the rules they claimed to already have and promised to release.

Overturn Rising Sands
Overturn Rising Sands
A project in Mississauga, Canada by Foxtales Studios LTD

Overturn is a 1-6 player semi co-op/turn based table top game featuring a rich story and unique game play in a magical world

Duration: 2018/06/19 - 2018/07/19 (30 days)

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The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls – From Bytes to Cardboard
article by Kick.Agency [2018-07-13]
The Binding of Isaac video game was never planned as anything big. Created in one week, it slowly crawled through Steam’s popularity rankings. Edmund McMillen, Isaac’s creator, never expected the game to become a smash hit. To his surprise Isaac sold over 5 million copies and got ported to almost every gaming console on the market, becoming one of the most successful indie games ever made.

After releasing bunch of updates and expansions, McMillen decided to try something new. He began working on a card game devoted to his naked, crying little hero.

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls
The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls
A project in San Jose, CA by Edmund McMillen
TabletopVideo Game ThemeCard Game

The official Binding of Isaac multiplayer card game, about sacrifice, betrayal and hoarding.

Duration: 2018/06/28 - 2018/07/27 (29 days)

Theosis of Dreamcraft Games
article by BGNews [2018-07-13]
Theosis is a 2-6 player Worker Placement and Tactical Combat Miniature board game, that emphasizes fun gameplay and fast action!

In Theosis, you take the role of a demigod who looks to claim the right to stand among the Gods as an equal.

A project in Braunschweig, Germany by Dreamcraft Games
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Theosis is a Worker Placement and Tactical Combat Miniature board game that emphasizes fun gameplay and fast action!

Duration: 2018/07/09 - 2018/07/24 (15 days)

Cthulhu: Death May Die – CMON Takes Summer by Storm
article by Kick.Agency [2018-07-11]
CMON knows well how to tickle the fancy of Kickstarter backers. Their games are almost always collector items filled with detailed miniatures, ready to be displayed on your shelves. Their biggest successes so far often had lots to do with their own brands like Zombicide or Arcadia Quest. Lately, they seem more and more interested in games based on licenses and famous universes. We’ve had “A Song of Ice and Fire” game and “Hate” based on a graphic novel. Cthulhu: Death May Die, CMON’s newest title, is set in yet another popular and beloved setting.

Hype Going Through the Roof

The game was announced about 2 months ago and quickly started getting lots of attention. Sure, the theme of H.P. Lovecraft’s novels was a key factor here but so were the names of both designers. Cthulhu: Death May Die was created by two industry veterans: Rob Daviau known for his work on Pandemic Legacy and Eric M. Lang – creator of Blood Rage, Rising Sun, Arcadia Quest, Song of Ice & Fire and Chaos in the Old World.

Cthulhu: Death May Die
Cthulhu: Death May Die
A project in Atlanta, GA by CMON

The Elder Ones are being summoned. Face the monsters and embrace your insanity so you may disrupt the ritual long enough to kill them!

Duration: 2018/07/10 - 2018/07/24 (14 days)

Miremarsh on Kickstarter
article by BGNews [2018-07-05]
Miremarsh is a 40–60 minute game of adventure, strategy, skill, resource management and card buying for 1–5 players. Players collect equipment items, gold and old bones to buy pets, items or spells. All of these will bring them closer to victory … or death.

Will you survive?

In this new game a bunch of malicious Bog Goblins explore a deadly swamp. Players roll dice to fight or escape the fearsome monsters and traps the goblins encounter, and try not to lose too many Goblins before completing the evil quest!

A project in Nottingham, UK by Room 17 Games Ltd

A game of evil deeds, death and tentacles for 1-5 players.

Duration: 2018/07/02 - 2018/07/30 (28 days)

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