Preview – Dead Cells

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Developer: Motion Twin Publisher: Motion Twin Year: 2017 Platform: Steam MSRP: $16.99 Prelude Dead Cells is a RogueVania sidescroller with Souls-lite combat and is currently up on Steam for Early Access. In the game, you play as…I dunno…a ball of snot? I think it’s actually a collection of some sort of parasitic cells. Either way, you’re this clump of icky …

Preview – Nevera Wars

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Designers: Daniel Bishop Publisher: Tiger Crab Studios Year: 2017 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-4 Play Time: 20-40 minutes Ages: 13+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: N/A Prelude Tiger Crab Studios successfully funded a 20-page, black and white, horror comic book, titled Nevera Tales, back in June of 2016. Coming this summer they’ll be launching a new campaign for card games set …

Preview – Rone

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Designers: Štěpán Štefaník Publisher: GREIFERISTO, REXhry Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: $18 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 40-55 minutes Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Rone Štěpán Štefaník has launched his Kickstarter for the 2nd edition of Rone – the post-apocalyptic strategy card game for 2 to 4 players. This Kickstarter includes not only the 2nd edition of the core game, …

Preview – Volumes of Blood: Body Count

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Designers: Josh Lambert and Huskisson Publisher: Mythmaker Games Year: 2017 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-6 Play Time: 45-60 minutes Ages: 13+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: N/A Mythmaker Games and Blood Moon Pictures’ Kickstarter for Volumes of Blood: Body Count launches August 11, 2017. This highly-stylized card game promises to put each player in the director’s chair as they draw location, …

Preview – Night Clan

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Designers: Yukinori Ohashi Publisher: Gamephilia Year: 2017 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-4 Play Time: 10-20 minutes Ages: 14+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Night Clan Gamephilia has launched Night Clan on Kickstater. Previously released by Domina Games, the Yukinori Ohashi game is a light-weight area-control card game with some amazing art and a quick play time. At the start of the …

Preview – Helionox: Mercury Protocol

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Designers: Taran Lewis Kratz Publishers: Zeroic Games, Mr. B Games Year: 2017 MSRP: N/A Players: 1-4 Play Time: 30-60 minutes Ages: 13+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Helionox: Mercury Protocol In the distant future, our civilization, spread throughout the solar system, relies on a Solar Lift for power.  Through neglect or sabotage, the Lift is now failing.  Survival is in …

Preview – Norsaga: Odds and Endings

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Designers: Kevin Bishop Publisher: Meromorph Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: $8 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 30-45 minutes Ages: 10+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: Norsaga: Odds and Endings Back in 2015, I had the chance to take a look at Norsaga, a puzzle battle card game where players are Viking poets telling tales of their lineage heroic characters and plenty …

Preview – Kingdoms of Erden

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UPDATE: The Kickstarter has relaunched! Prelude Kingdoms of Erden: King of the Mountain is a fantasy card game currently gearing up for its Kickstarter campaign. It’s a simple and portable game that can be learned in around 2 minutes and plays in as little as 15 minutes. Play There are two ways to win Kingdoms of Erden. Faction Dominance – …

Preview – Metalfest

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Designers: Daniel Hendlowitch Publisher: Danwich Games Year: 2017 MSRP: N/A Players: 2-4 Play Time: 60 minutes Ages: N/A Rules Available Online: No BGG: Metalfest Prelude Your favorite aunt has just given you $200. What do you do? Start a metal band, of course! It’s 3 days until the big metalfest and you need to put together the best band, the …

Kickstarter – Gruff: Rage of the Trolls

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Just launched on Kickstarter today. Gruff: Rage of the Trolls is the 3rd product in the Gruff line. The first two, Gruff and Clash of the Battle Goats, both had successful Kickstarter campaigns in their own right. For those unfamiliar with Gruff, it’s a card battling game where players take control of a shepherd and mutated goats. It’s a unique …