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Friday Tabletop Kickstarter Update – Two Kingdoms, some witches and pirates, and a Galaxy

Hello fellow gamers! Welcome to this week’s Friday Tabletop Kickstarter Update! For info on what is going on here, check out this introduction. I have personally backed one of these, and all five are games I would gladly play.

Remember that I am in no way endorsing these games, I have not played them, I have not talked to the publishers. Back at your own risk.

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Poseidon’s Kingdom
Apparent Weight: Medium
Genre: Dice wave, Tile placement

Fragor games have an almost mythic tradition of putting out one game a year at Essen in limited release. What makes these games noteworthy are their stellar components and odd animal themes. The game they released in 2011, Poseidon’s Kingdom, is getting some reprint love from Game Salute. The campaign is going to be bringing back the game with yet another limited print run. My words cannot do the game justice; go check out the plethora of videos and see what is so special about Poseidon’s Kingdom.

 

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Pirate Loot
Apparent Weight: Light
Genre: Pirates, Card game,

Take a moment to listen to the sultry tones of Jason Bulmahn in that intro video. Man, he has a great voice. Pirate Loot seems like a simple, straightforward card game that is accessible to a wide audience. Players build up their crew in an attempt to become the most capable band of Pirates, claiming the treasure as their own. If you like Pirates, or light card games, this is a campaign to consider.

 

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New Salem
Apparent Weight: Medium
Genre: Hidden roles, Deduction, Set collection

My wife brought this project to my attention based solely on the art. It looks disturbingly beautiful. In New Salem players draft cards to build buildings. But each player is either a faithful Puritan or an evil witch. Based on how others play, players try to deduce who is who and fulfill their end game conditions. This is one that I will most likely back, it looks like a solid production of a interesting game.

 

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Galaxy of Trian
Apparent Weight: Medium
Genre: Tile laying, Space exploration

Don’t be fooled like I was, Galaxy of Trian is not what it seems. When I saw the box design and the crazy miniatures sitting next to it, I thought this game was going to be a gaudy big box “four X game.” Turns out Galaxy of Trian is an advanced evolution of Carcassonne, the classic tile laying game. It is not nearly as scary as it seems and seems accessible to a wide audience.

 

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Clockwork Kingdom
Apparent Weight: Medium Heavy
Genre: Worker placement, Steampunk, Resource management

If you were thinking I was going to get through a whole list without highlighting a Eurogame, think again! Clockwork Kingdom takes all of the Euro staples of worker placement, resource management and area majority, and wraps them up in a fantasy Steampunk theme. From the intro video it looks like any other strategy game, but hey that could be your thing.

 

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