Hello! Welcome to a Halloween edition of Friday Tabletop Kickstarter Update! For info on what is going on here, check out this introduction. Boardgames are not necessarily the number one activity on a day like today, but that does not mean there are not spooky themed games!

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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Age of Conan
Apparent Weight: Medium-Heavy
Genre: Fantasy strategy, Bidding, Variable actions

I had the great pleasure talking to Ares Games at Essen about Age of Conan. This campaign is mainly for the new expansion and a reprint for the base game to support it. Ares Games is super excited about this one, they want the game to be stacked with new cards and updated components. Age of Conan has been around for a while, there is a reason for that.

 

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Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Apparent Weight: Light-Medium
Genre: Tile placement, Set collection

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival is the second game by independent publisher Foxtrot Games. If Lanterns’ quality is anywhere near their first game, Relic Expedition, backers are in for a treat. In this game players place tiles in order to gain lantern cards, but the catch is that everyone else gains a card as well. These cards are used to make sets and claim victory points. This should be a good one.

 

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Dragon’s Ransom
Apparent Weight: Light-Medium
Genre: Cooperative, Card game

Running with the anti-hero theme, Dragon’s Ransom puts the players on the bad side fighting the heroes. This is a solitaire / cooperative game utilizing card driven game play where four heroes must be pushed back using hordes of minions. Loaded with lots of art, this game is worth taking a look at.

 

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Peptide: A Protein Building Game
Apparent Weight: Medium
Genre: Protein folding, Card drafting

There is a special place in my engineering heart for games based in real life. I don’t mean historical games (even though I do love them too), I mean games like Peptide that takes motivation from real biological processes. In this game players draft organelle cards to process them to make proteins that are ultimately scored. If you like science-themed games, be sure to check out Genius Game’s first game: Linkage.

 

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Monster Mansion
Apparent Weight: Light-Medium
Genre: Real time cooperative, Monsters, Lots of Monsters

Rather fitting for this spooky day, Monster Mansion is all about getting you and your friends out of a monster infested house. If you are a fan of Escape: Curse of the Temple, Monster Mansion is worth taking a look at as it seems to be in the same flavor but with its own style. Too bad I cannot play it tonight!

 

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