What’s Hot This Week on Kickstarter?

Hey everyone!  This past week has seen some incredible titles make their way onto Kickstarter.  From 4x space domination, to town building to hunting dangerous beasts, this week’s crop of crowd-fun-ded games! Check them out below.

 

Voidfall - Kickstarter

Voidfall is a 4x space game with a Euro spin for 1-4 players.  Offering both cooperative and competitive modes, as well as the ability to play solo, Voidfall is set to offer up something new to the 4x genre.  With obvious similarities to fan favourites Twilight Imperium and Eclipse, Voidfall’s gameplay claims to bring a deeper level of strategy, relying on player’s skill and cunning to win the day, rather than the randomness of dice rolling.  The production looks truly spectacular, with the type of high quality components gamers have come to expect from deluxe Kickstarter games, offering ship model upgrades, 3D plastic tokens and even options for gorgeous enamel painted metal components if plastic just doesn’t butter your bread.

The eight player houses present asymmetrical factions making for an incredible amount of replayability and further pushing the boundaries of strategy and intrigue. The Kickstarter campaign offers options for a standard retail box, or a tricked out Galaxy version exclusive to Kickstarter and the pledge manager with additional add-ons for those who want to take it to the next level.  I’m personally very excited for this one. Check out the Kickstarter campaign page for further details!

 

Mythwind - Kickstarter

Mythwind, now on Kickstarter, is an open-ended cooperative town-building game set in a world of fantastical beauty. Players work together to develop a flourishing town, guided by sprites, nature spirits who offer assistance in the players efforts. The four player options offer entirely different styles of play.  If you prefer the polyomino play style of games like Patchwork or Barenpark then the Farmer would be a great fit for you, whereas the Crafter offers bag building in the style of Century Golem or Orleans.  Each character draws on a specific mechanic which fits their role.  Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of Mythwind is it’s open-ended gameplay. 

Mythwind doesn’t end, you and your group can play for however long or short as you’d like, then you ‘save’ the game state by way of specially designed Game Trayz boards.  When you’re ready to continue, you can pick up right where you left off, continuing to see your collective efforts grow and develop. Decisions made in previous sessions will have effects on future ones meaning your town will carry with it the DNA of all of your previous games.  Mythwind’s Kickstarter page continues to open further stretch goals, so be sure to take a look and see if it would be a good fit for you and your gaming group!

 

Beast - Kickstarter

A game from Swedish developer, Studio Midhall, Beast is a one-versus-many, hidden movement and asymmetrical drafting game in which one player is a powerful beast using its cunning and guile to move covertly around the board, while the remaining players are the hunters trying to track their quarry and put an end to the threat it represents to the human population.  Beast takes place in a place called the Northern Expanse a place, until recently, untouched by humans.  Of course, humans being what they are, this didn’t last long and low and behold they awakened the slumbering beasts of this mysterious land.  The humans now find themselves endangered by these beasts and have had to employ brave individuals called hunters to put an end to the beasts before the beasts put an end to them. 

Using a deck of direction cards, the beast plots its course through forests, swamps and caverns.  The hunters may happen upon clues to the beasts’ trail if they stumble upon a place it has recently travelled.  Beast is a tense, evocative challenge that shares many of its underlying gameplay with the great Fury of Dracula board game which also used the hidden movement mechanism to great effect.  Beast is live on Kickstarter now, so be sure to hunt down a copy of your own, or you know, just back it, whatever.


I hope you found something that piqued your interest here.  I’m always on the lookout for great tabletop games on Kickstarter and Gamefound, so if you’ve heard of any current or upcoming titles you’d like to see mentioned here, let me know in the comments below.  Remember to check out our Game Kings Gamers group on Facebook too!  Take care everyone!