Friday Tabletop Kickstarter Update – Buckets of Miniatures

Hello! Welcome to Friday Tabletop Kickstarter Update! For info on what is going on here, check out this introduction. It seems as though we are in a bit of a Kickstarter lull, but here are the ones that caught my eye.

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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Apparent Weight: Light
Genre: Area control card game

One of the very first things I notice when checking out a new campaign is the level of polish presented. Not just in the game, but on the Kickstarter page as a whole. Some pages look like I could have designed them (as in horrible) and other look like Vye’s absolutely beautiful page. It is clear that Sand Hat Games put a heavy emphasis on the art direction of Vye, and this work certainly shines. To pair with that, the game looks like a good fit for a light area control card game accessible to a wide audience.


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Rise of Kage
Apparent Weight: Medium
Genre: Asymmetric, Tactical Combat, Miniatures, Ninja

It is time to freak out. Ninja. Miniatures. Tactical Combat. Kickstarter. AAAAHHHH!!! Ok, you may not be able to deduce my sarcasm because I see tons of these, but for real, Rise of Kage looks like a beautiful game. Some of the players cooperatively try to sneak past or fight the Guard player. Their page has plenty more information about the game and tons of sample art. I wonder if people from London know what an Amber Alert is… because it is certainly a horrible name for a pledge level.


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Apocalypse: Galactic Arena
Apparent Weight: Medium
Genre: Tactical combat, Customizable, Hex and Counter

I know I already made a homogeneous Kickstarter joke, so I will spare you one for Apocalypse: Galactic Arena. This looks like another customizable tactical combat game. The production looks top notch with flashy looking artwork, but I am curious what makes this game rise above the flood of other games like it. Go see for yourself if this is one for you.


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King Down
Apparent Weight: Light – Medium
Genre: Chess variant, Miniatures

Speaking of amazing looking production, King Down looks like it could be impressive. Even if most of their images on their page are computer renders, they are pretty amazing renders. King Down describes itself as the precursor to Chess. In it each player moves their various troops around the gameboard defending and attacking their opponents. I highly suggest taking a look at their page and taking in all the awesome 3D modeling.


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