It's two, two, two games in one Kickstarter! Pandasaurus is just all about the dinosaurs and they didn't want to run separate campaigns for these two, but combine them together. You can head on over and get Dinosaur World and Dinosaur Island either separate or in one package deal.
From the campaign:
The campaign's more than 14x funded with 23 days left to go.
Today we have: Go Nuts for Doughnuts, Sushi Go!, Bamboleo, Cry Havoc: Aftermath, Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing, Gaslands, Dinosaur Island, Dr. Beaker, and Crusader Kings.
Board Game Quest:
Go Nuts for Doughnuts, Sushi Go!, and Bamboleo Review
We are back with another edition of Parental Guidance. The article series where I pull games off the shelf and play them with my parents in the hopes of helping you find new and diverse gateway games to play with your family. As always, I’ll start with a quick summary of what the game is, why I chose it, and then my mother will chime in with her thoughts on the game. So let’s get to it.
Cry Havoc: Aftermath Review
I remember Cry Havoc being one of the hot games releasing at Gencon 2016. This asymmetric, area control game did not disappoint me or many others. Unfortunately, my Cry Havoc stayed on my shelf through most of 2017 because of new games releasing and any game, even the great ones, can get lost in this gaming renaissance we’re currently in. It was not until Essen 2017 that Portal Games released Cry Havoc: Aftermath, the first expansion.
Let’s take a look at what Aftermath adds to the base game and if it’s worth adding to your gaming collection.
Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing Review
The latest iteration, originally published in 2010 and still printed, is Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing. It’s a tabletop card game for 2-6 players with about a 30 minute playtime. For a simple dogfight, 2 players is fine, but for a grand aerial battle, an even number of players up to 6 (or 12 with additional decks!) is really the heart of the experience.
Publisher Mighty Boards has really been coming out with a unique lineup of board games. First was Posthuman, their post apocalyptic survival game. Then came Vengeance, the action movie revenge game. And now we have Petrichor, a game about controlling clouds over fields of crops. I’ll say this about Might Boards, they know how to take a underused theme and run with it.
Petrichor is an area control game for 2-4 players that takes about 30-60 minutes to play. The game plays best with 3 players.
Drive Thru Review:
Intro (00:00); general overview (01:56); final thoughts and review (22:31)
Dinosaur Island Review
The goal of Dinosaur Island is to build the most exciting dinosaur park you can and pack in more visitors than fire regulations allow. The game is played over a variable number of rounds dependent on how quickly players achieve objectives. You can also vary the length of the game by choosing from short, medium, or long game objects at setup. Regardless of the objectives, the rounds themselves will play out the same way.
Dr. Beaker Review
Two years ago Dr. Eureka was a surprise hit with my gaming group. We were like mad scientists trying to mix the correct molecules into test tubes. It was a straightforward and fun real-time puzzle featuring top-notch components.
Its sequel, Dr. Beaker, once again is impeccably produced: the beakers and stirrers look like they’re straight from a laboratory. Would Dr. Beaker be a game-changing sequel like The Godfather II? Or would it be a huge dud like The Sting II? And will I ever be able to reference a movie from this century?
Crusader Kings Review
Anyway, if you're on the road or the plane or the pogostick, you're going to need to keep your energy up. So here's a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories to tide you over until you can get to Portillo's.
Today on the platter we have: Higher Grounds is Gearing Up for their Dhovaine Kickstarter, Privateer Press Bringing Nemo Bust To Adepticon, Killbox Games Running Frazetta Miniatures Kickstarter, Reichguard Knights Medieval Miniatures On Kickstarter, Early Imperial Roman Legionaries Available From Victrix, Hannibal & Hamilcar Coming To Kickstarter Next Month, Treasure Island reached Full Captain Kickstarter News, Dark Art Miniatures Releases British Motor Platoon Passenger Trays, Khurasan releases Southeast Asian baggage elephants, Win A Copy of the Outlands Rulebook, Casual Game Revolution Posts Top 5 Takeaways from GAMA Trade Show 2017, The Third Law: Kickstarter date confirmed, Acheson Creations Releases Megatherium (Giant Sloth), Weapon Platform Weapons Now Available Separately from Kromlech, The Iron Crows and other Dwarves of Kazhuk Izril, and Final Days For Dinosaur Island on Kickstarter.
Higher Grounds is Gearing Up for their Dhovaine Kickstarter
With one successful Kickstarter under their belt and the subsequent release of their Warsong RPG, Higher Grounds is poised to take on another Kickstarter this month! Higher Grounds has been doing all kinds of contests and giveaways in preparation for their upcoming Kickstarter, so make sure you're on their mailing list, too!
Privateer Press Bringing Nemo Bust To Adepticon
We're bringing the thunder to Adepticon 2017 with this limited edition Nemo bust! Available 3/23-3/26
Killbox Games Running Frazetta Miniatures Kickstarter
Killbox Games is excited to partner with the Frazetta Jr. Enterprises LLC. to celebrate the legacy of Frank Frazetta with three core vignette Resin miniatures that bring Frank's iconic work to life in high detailed, hand sculpted miniatures. Officially licensed from Frazetta Jr. Enterprises LLC. Our shared goal with Frazetta Jr. Enterprises LLC. is to celebrate Frank Frazetta's work and honor his legacy through our miniatures
Frank Frazetta is a prolific artist who set a standard of excellence in all of his work. A founding father of Fantasy and SciFi illustration, Frank Frazetta is well known for many iconic pieces for film, literature, and comics. His work has been seen on movie posters, book covers and featured in comic books. Frank Frazetta's work and personality inspired artists and game enthusiasts alike and continues to inspire an entire genre and today's top artists. That is why Killbox Games has worked with some of the industry's best in sculpting and manufacturing to ensure Frazetta's excellence and legacy carries on. It is an officially licensed line by Frazetta Jr. Enterprises LLC.
These 35mm (1/50th) scale miniatures not only capture the characters but the mood depicted in each painting. Whether you are a painter, collector or gaming enthusiast, we have an option for you. Single style gaming resin miniatures, vignette pieces in high quality resin for painters, and beautifully cast, assembled and finished statuettes in pewter for the collector.
Reichguard Knights Medieval Miniatures On Kickstarter
Reichguard foot knights project was started as a birthday present. This project has been growing until today. Nowadays we have master moulds of our 32mm figures, and we want share to them with everyone!
What is project aim? Easy, to give everyone a chance to collect our models. We are going to produce fantasy range of 32mm miniatures for wargamers, RPGs and table top wargames.
What will happen in the future? Well, if we are succesful with this project, we going to scultp and craft more figures as the Reichguard project. Give us your support now and we will have a full army soon!
Early Imperial Roman Legionaries Available From Victrix
This superb box contains 25 highly detailed Early Imperial Roman Legionaries advancing armed with Gladius and Pilums.
Hannibal & Hamilcar Coming To Kickstarter Next Month
Hannibal & Hamilcar will be two games in one box. With double printed board (separate maps for Hannibal and Hamilcar), new Strategy Cards and Generals, redesigned counters and streamlined procedures for resolving sieges, naval battles and determining battle losses. Those mechanics which will produce the same results as the original game, just in easier to grasp format. The Millennials will get combat results on the flight (or on roll of a die) while the Grognards may still use their tables instead.
Treasure Island reached Full Captain Kickstarter News
With the £6,000 safely in the locker and prizes for the crew - Midshipment & Lieutenants will receive an 18-gun Cutter apiece, Commanders a 26-gun Frigate and Captains & Commodores a new Indiaman when we finally reach home port in the merry month of June. Meanwhile, me hearties, it's on to Tortuga where we've heard rumours of a bigger treasure chest worth £8,000 and crews and guns to fit out your ships from the first stretch goal. If we get more treasure than that, who knows what we might find to whet your appetites - why Lord Nelson, himself is thought to be in the vicinity with the good old HMS Victory - sail on, boys. 'Fifteen men on a dead man's chest (how uncomfortable...)
Dark Art Miniatures Releases British Motor Platoon Passenger Trays
Just letting you guys n gals know about two new Passenger Trays that are now up for grabs in my store..
A Generic Motor Platoon
Desert Rat Motor Platoon
Khurasan releases Southeast Asian baggage elephants
We've just added a set of baggage elephants to our 15mm ancient Siamese range. The set is actually suitable for Southeast Asian armies throughout the ancient and medieval periods, and probably well beyond that as well.
Win A Copy of the Outlands Rulebook
SHADES OF CHAOS GAMES. COMPETITION TIME: To celebrate the release of the OUTLANDS rulebook, we are giving away 3 copies of the Printed Rulebook. All you have to do to be in with a chance to win one of the books is:-
1.)Head over to our Facebook page (www.shadesofchaosgames.co.uk)
2.) LIKE the 'pinned' post
3.) SHARE the post, and add a 'done' COMMENT.
4.) Cross your fingers.
The closing date for this Competition is 7PM (GMT) Friday 17th April 2017. The winners will be drawn at random from those that 'Entered' the competition.
Good luck :)
Casual Game Revolution Posts Top 5 Takeaways from GAMA Trade Show 2017
Las Vegas. It’s the home of some of the most amazing and awe-inspiring venues known to humankind. It’s also a gathering place for people of all walks of life to enjoy all kinds of entertainment, from the risqué and bizarre to world-class music and artistry.
But buried among all the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas is a gem of a convention that only board game industry insiders have access to: GAMA Trade Show. Unlike major consumer shows like Gen Con, Origins, and Essen SPIEL, the atmosphere is relatively calm and opportunities abound to network with some of the best game publishers around. For two days (plus several other days of presentations and other events), publishers from all over the world put their products on display for retailers and media folks like us to enjoy. To top it all off, there is also a game night where attendees can learn and play the best new games with the designers and publishers who put their heart and soul into producing them.
The Third Law: Kickstarter date confirmed
Primogenesis Ltd has set a date for their upcoming Kickstarter project 'The Third Law'. On April 11th 2017 backers will be able to get on board and help to fund this exciting new science fiction miniatures wargame.
The Kickstarter itself will allow backers to pick their favourite from the four factions already previewed. Whether it is the re-purposed industrial Wreckers of the Carbon Combine, the scavenged and rusted factory machines of The Ridden, the advanced military technology of the Liberty Division or the digital elegance of the Full Metal Dragons a wide range of tastes are catered for.
The Kickstarter will also feature a number of surprises for those who have been following the project so far. With KS exclusive models from a brand new faction, stretch goals for 'Huge' Wreckers, additional upgrade cards, new Machinists, Wreckers and a whole host of new factions to unlock backers will be spoiled for choice.
If you haven't already, the guys have posted up a full 'Print and Play' version of the game for you to have a go at. The rules, resources, tutorial documents and reference sheets can all be found at www.primogenesis.co.uk/resources. They are keen to hear what you think and this is an excellent opportunity to 'try before you buy'.
Very soon a preview of the Kickstarter itself will be released so for the latest updates, previews and links you can find them on Facebook @thethirdlawgame and give them a 'like'.
Acheson Creations Releases Megatherium (Giant Sloth)
In November 2016, Acheson Creations launched a new feature on our homepage where you, the customer, can vote on what items you would like to see us produce in the coming months. In November, the winner was a giant prehistoric sloth to be cast in a combination of pewter and resin. Today we are pleased to announce the release of the victorious Megatherium (Giant Sloth) in our 28mm Primaeval Designs Prehistoric Animal range for $15.00.
Sculpted by Richard Deasey. Painted display by Evil Bob's Miniature Painting.
Megatherium, from the Greek mega ("great") and therion ("beast") was a genus of elephant-sized ground sloths endemic to South America. Often called the giant ground sloth, megatheriums were believed to have lived from the Early Pliocene through the end of the Pleistocene. The giant sloth's size was exceeded by only a few other land mammals, including mammoths and Paraceratherium.
Weapon Platform Weapons Now Available Separately from Kromlech
today we have released heavy weapons from Legionary Heavy Weapon Platforms as stand alone products (as requested :) )
Quad Heavy Thunder Gun
Heavy Plasma Cannon
The Iron Crows and other Dwarves of Kazhuk Izril On Kickstarter
Durgin Paint forge created this stunning set of dwarfs in 32mm for wargames and RPGs, and the Kickstarter is running right now.
The dwarfs are characterfull and interesting, check them out!
Final Days For Dinosaur Island on Kickstarter
2 Days left! on Kickstarter. With over 32 Stretch goals and more unlocked, this is your last chance to get a Deluxe Edition of Dinosaur Island. The Deluxe edition includes METAL coins, SPOT UV, 8+ Custom DINO MEEPLES, and will be the best version of one of the most anticipated games of the year.
The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Dinosaur Island is a hot new game from designers Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter, Wasteland Express Delivery Service) and Brian Lewis (Titans of Industry) from Pandasaurus Games (Machi Koro, Yedo, Wasteland Express Delivery Service) with amazing, technicolor, ridiculously 90s artwork from Kwanchai Moriya and Peter Wocken.
In Dinosaur Island, players will have to collect DNA, research the DNA sequences of extinct dinosaur species and then combine the ancient DNA in the correct sequence to bring these prehistoric creatures back to life. Dino cooking! All players will compete to build the most thrilling park each season, and then work to attract (and keep alive!) the most guests each season that the park opens.
Do you go big and create a pack of Velociraptors? They'll definitely excite potential guests.. but you better make a large enough enclosure for them. And maybe hire some (read: a lot of) security. Or they WILL break out and start eating your guests—and we all know how that ends… You could play it safe and grow a bunch of herbivores.. but then you aren't going to have the most exciting park in the world (sad face). So maybe buy a roller coaster or two to try and attract guests to your park the good old fashioned way?
When we first played Dinosaur Island we knew we had something extremely special on our hands. We had an accessible worker placement game that mixed some of our favorite gameplay elements rolled up in a theme that is ridiculously fun and perfectly integrated with mechanics. I love games that have simple mechanics that lead to incredibly tense decisions. Like a dice pool as a resource (DNA), set-collection, turn-efficiency, a clever auction mechanic, and extremely tense decisions about where to spend your time and energy? Yes, please! You can also focus on upgrading your laboratory to make dinosaur creation more efficient. But if you do, it means you're spending less time on opening new rides. And the constant pressure to keep your guests safe while still turning a profit every season creates interesting decision making on players. It’s a nail biter, for sure.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now and is set to go for another 30 days.