Build your deck, gather your gear, and head down into the dungeon. AEG's Thunderstone Quest is more than a deck-builder, it's a dungeon-delver too. And it's got two new expansions up on Kickstarter.
About the Campaign:
Thunderstone Quest is Hall-of-Fame designer Mike Elliott’s deck-building game of dungeon exploration. During each game, you control a group of heroes represented by your deck. During your turn you can choose to visit the village to heal up and gear up, or you can look for glory and fame by entering the dungeon where you can fight monsters for victory points and loot. The game ends in a dramatic boss where you try to take down the Guardian – a powerful enemy of great renown. Each Quest is a series of games that let you experience an exciting narrative story through unique set-ups and developing card interactions.
In Darkness Rising, you’ll have to deal with Count Mortas. A villian who feeds off the life force of the citizens of Ebonwood, a dimension shrouded in perpetual twilight. New heroes rise to take down the Count. To do so, they may decide to draw on dark powers themselves, but they must be careful, draw too much and all will be lost!
In Miricelle’s Return, one of Thunderstone’s most popular characters tries to take down Thunderstone Keep itself! Miricelle returns to Thunderstone Keep and with her an army of Scions and entranced heroes. It’s up to a ragtag group of outcasts to save Thunderstone Keep in the epic conclusion of the Miricelle story arc!
In addition to the two new quests, The Enemies Among Us comes with an additional Superdeluxe box big enough to fit all the contents of this Kickstarter AND the last one for easy storage. We’re also including more than 300 printed plastic dividers so you can upgrade all of your current paper dividers.
The campaign's more than 3x funded, but it's a quick one with only 9 days left.
You're just going about your day, thinking everything's just fine, when suddenly you hear a rumbling and grumbling coming from the sewer grates. What could it be? Where's your little brother and his toy paper boat? You may not want to find out the answers to those questions, but in Thunderstone Quest: What Lies Beneath, you will. It's the new expansion for the popular deck-building game and it's available now.
About the expansion:
This Quest first appeared in the Back to the Dungeon Kickstarter. It is a stand-alone quest and not tied to any story arc.
The people of Thunderstone Keep have become aware that something is … not right … in the sewers and caverns beneath. Someone is going to have to go down there and find out what is happening and put a stop to it!
What Lies Beneath, the sixth quest for Thunderstone Quest, which presents a story-driven scenario for the attack on the village, can be played in normal competitive mode as well as in Barricade mode. This expansion includes more than 240 cards, six dungeon tiles, and a rulebook.
For you deckbuilder and adventure game fans out there, there's Thunderstone Quest. Build your deck. Delve into the dungeon. Grab the loot. All the good stuff. AEG is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for two new adventure expansions for the game as well as a new group of heroes you can take on the role of. Go have a look-see.
From the campaign:
Thunderstone designed by Mike Elliott is a deckbuilding game of heroic adventure.
We successfully Kickstarted Thunderstone Quest in the spring of 2017 and delivered it in the spring of 2018. In the spring of 2018 we Kickstarted To The Barricades!, adding solo and CoOp play and two additional Quests, which were delivered in the spring of 2019.
After the climactic battle in Quest 4: At the Foundations of the World, the Champions are dispersed by the forces of wild magic. One awakens in a far realm of endless sands. Another discovers himself in a strange new city where he may learn the fate of his people.
The world of Thunderstone Quest is even larger than we could ever imagine. It's time to explore these New Horizons.
Back the campaign TODAY to begin or continue your Thunderstone Quest adventure!
The game's more than 5x funded with only 8 days left to go.
Today we have: MegaLand, Magic Maze, Vengeance, Mountains of Madness, Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters, Dark Souls, The Edge: Dawnfall, The Artemis Project, The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, Neuroshima Hex, Senshi, Warhammer Champions, and Thunderstone Quest.
One Board Family:
We were beyond excited when we first learned that Red Raven Games had a video game inspired board game coming to Target stores nationwide. I’m a big fan of Ryan Laukat’s games and the worlds he creates are so much fun. So does this new world of MegaLand deserve a space on your game shelf? Let’s find out.
MegaLand is a pretty generic video game world that’s beautifully illustrated in the same style as Laukat’s other games like Above and Below or Near and Far. The goal is to be the first to reach 20 coins over the course of the game. Players will press their luck as they adventure to find treasure in the world. This treasure can be traded for buildings or health upgrades for your character.
Learn to Play:
Magic Maze Review
In this video I will teach you how to play including: components,Setup, player actions, and playing the game. I will also give you my thoughts and opinions on the game, and would love to hear yours.
In this video I will teach you how to play including: Components,setup, wronging phase, montage phase, combat phase, enemy activation, den clearing, and end game conditions. I will also give you my thoughts and opinions on the game, and would love to hear yours.
Mountains of Madness Review
In this video I will teach you how to play including: components,setup, player turn sequence, end game conditions. I will also give you my thoughts and opinions on the game, and would love to hear yours.
Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters Review
In this video I will teach you how to play including: components,setup, player turns, end game conditions, and the rogue ghost expansion. I will also give you my thoughts and opinions on the game, and would love to hear yours.
Dark Souls Card Game Review
In this video I will teach you how to play including: components, setup, enemy activation, player turn, and boss battle. I will also give you my thoughts and opinions on the game, and would love to hear yours.
The Edge: Downfall Review
theMCGuiRE review takes a look at the brand new The Edge: Dawnfall board game and this thing is MASSIVE! It offers 3 modes of play: a competitive miniatures game, a fully cooperative multi-player campaign game and a solo campaign experience.
The Artemis Project Review
theMCGuiRE review takes a look at a preview of the brand new Grand Gamers Guild title: The Artemis Project. Here we are are colonizing one of Jupiter's moon's Europa. Love the theme on this one and the game play is smooth and strategic. You really get the feel of building out a colony on the planets moon and trying to survive its harsh conditions. The title offers dice, worker placement, and programming mechanics. Coming to kickstarter on Sept 12th 2018 - you don't want to miss out on this one!
Board Game Quest:
The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 Review
In The Thing, most players will play a human who want to clear all three sectors of the outpost and then get on the helicopter to escape. Some player(s) will play an Imitation who want to move the Contagion Level up, destroy the outpost before it’s cleared, or to stow away on the helicopter. All roles are kept hidden until the end of the game.
Neuroshima Hex: Iron Gang Hexpuzzles Review
Neuroshima Hex is one of my favorite 2 player games. Although it has rules for 3 and 4 player battles, it really shines as a you-versus-me experience.
Today we are taking a look at the Neuroshima Hex Iron Gang Hexpuzzles. This expansion gives you solo puzzles to recreate the Neuroshima Hex magic even if there is no one else around to play with.
The ailing master is finally dying, and it’s up to his students to prove their worth in order to succeed him. But success isn’t easy. It’s not enough to develop one trait in isolation; you must achieve balance in the four great characteristics of Senshi:
Can you dominate one trait while not neglecting the others?
Drive Thru Review:
Warhammer Champions Review
Intro (00:00); gameplay overview (01:28); final thoughts and review (14:14);
Board to Death TV:
Thunderstone Quest Board Game Video Review
Thunderstone returns with Thunderstone Quest. Recruit your heroes, arm your party, then visit the dungeon — and the dungeon has new perils not seen in prior Thunderstone releases. All-new dungeon tiles create new challenges and rewards as you explore deeper and deeper in the dungeon. Each quest brings new dungeons as well as new side adventures!
Thunderstone is a fantasy deck-building game. Each player starts with a basic deck of cards that they can use to purchase, or upgrade to, other, more powerful cards. Thunderstone Quest brings new play modes to the table. The game will tell a specific story with a series of pre-set dungeon tiles, monsters, heroes and support cards. Each will come with a series of mini-adventures and a story booklet that tells players what happens as they progress through the scenarios.
My favorite day of the week, as I can just sit back, relax, and do some gaming.
Nevermind that this week I'm vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning countertops in the den. That's important, too.
So, while I try and figure out just how much dust a single lamp can acquire, let's get you those reviews you so desperately desire.
Today we have: Atlantis: Island of the Gods, Build It with Bryan, Sea of Plunder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tiny Epic Quest, Way of the Panda, Dogmight Games Sentinel Board Game Box, Anatomy Fluxx, Head of Mousehold, Robinson Crusoe 2nd Edition, Who Should We Eat?, Among the Stars iOS, Thunderstone Quest, Ticket to Ride: New York, Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, Junk Orbit, Nine Worlds, Nimble, For King & Parliament, and Warhammer 40k: Kill Team.
Atlantis: Island of the Gods Review
Build It with Bryan Review
Sea of Plunder Review
Learn to Play:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
In this video I will teach you how to play including: Components, Setup, players turns, monsters activation, boss effects, and end game conditions. I will also give you my thoughts and opinions on the game, and would love to hear yours.
Tiny Epic Quest
In this video I will teach you how to play Tiny Epic Quest including: Components, setup, the four phases of a round, and scoring. I will also give you my thoughts and opinions on the game, and would love to hear yours.
Way of the Panda Review
theMCGuiRE review takes a look at Way of The Panda - a new board game from Pendragon and CMON. In this title you are fighting off ninjas and empire building! this game offers flavors of worker placement and area control - with a very nice balance of both working together. If you are into those gaming styles and Panda's - you have found your game!
Dogmight Games Sentinel Board Gaming Chest Review
theMCGuiRE review takes a look at Dogmight Games brand new SENTINEL - a board gamer's chest delight! Team, this is an awesome product and I highly recommend it. It's built to last and comes in a variety of options, woods and customization's! You can change the top, bottom, wood, and even have an engraving put on top. Both the quality and functionality is there with this product and every gamer deserves to have one of these!
Board Game Quest:
Anatomy Fluxx Review
Head, Shoulders knees, and toes… Anatomy Fluxx gets a LEG up on other editions by adding a few new rules, making the game a little less cutTHROAT by putting a priority on BRAIN power! Fast paced and every changing, gameschoolers, budding biologists, and Fluxx fans will enjoy this new twist on the classic game.
Anatomy Fluxx is a hand management and set collection game for 2-6 players. Games can last from 10-30 minutes. Anatomy Fluxx is best at 4-5 players.
Head of Mousehold Review
In Head of Mousehold, players will play cards to the mouse traps laid out in the center of the table. Each trap has one or more cheese tokens worth anywhere from 2-4 points.
At the beginning of each round, the relative speed of each mouse is determined randomly. A column will be created next to the traps showing how the various colored mice stack up speed-wise. Each player receives a deck of cards depicting 5 different colored mice and selects three cards to play each round.
Robinson Crusoe 2nd Edition Review
This second edition of Robinson Crusoe’s rulebook was overhauled by Gaming Rule’s Paul Grogan. He went through years of rules questions to compile a 40 page rulebook that should guide players through the gameplay. I’ll be giving you a brief overview of how the game is played here, but I’d recommend downloading a PDF of the rules should you want the full details.
Who Should We Eat? Review
The concept in Who Should We Eat? revolves around the players acting as the remaining people on a deserted island after some catastrophe. The group has decided to build a raft and the pressure is on because there’s not enough food. The players need to finish the raft to escape the island before enough players die, become ghosts, and spoil the plans of the survivors.
Among the Stars iOS Review
The gameplay in Among the Stars is fairly easy to learn. Each player is building out their own space station over the course of 4 rounds. Each turn, players will choose a card from their hand to either play (costing you credits), discard for 3 credits, or turn into a reactor (some cards require energy as a second form of currency). The cards come in 5 different categories and each have a special ability. Cards will also earn you victory points, either scoring immediately or at the end of the game.
Thunderstone Quest Review
Thunderstone Quest is a deck-building game of fantasy adventure published by Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG). This is the latest in the line of Thunderstone deck-building games originally created by Mike Elliott in 2009. Whereas older Thunderstone games served as standalone sets with a loose story, Thunderstone Quest adds a campaign mode. Stalwart adventurers progressively unlock new cards, dungeon setups, items, spells, and heroes as they unravel the story of the Stormlands.
In this review, I’ll be delving into the the “Champion” edition of the game, which comes with a premium box, and two more quests than the regular edition.
Ticket to Ride: New York Review
Days of Wonder have ripped out the lengthy routes and longest train bonuses. They’ve trimmed down the footprint by providing fewer taxis, removing the scoring track from around the edge of the board, and reducing the board size dramatically. They’ve even excised an entire player (lowering the max player count from 5 to 4). All of this results in a game which fits in a box smaller than a sheet of paper.
Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg Review
The quacks are getting ready for the local festival, which means they are brewing their best potions. But the people of Quedlinburg aren’t the most discerning, and they care more about quantity than quality–as long as a potion fills the bottle, there’s less concern about whether it works. They like the appearance of a bargain, and you like the relief of not having to worry about effectiveness.
Put on your apothecary’s cap, drag out your best ingredients (and even some rat’s tails, if you need them), and strive to be the wealthiest quack in all of Quedlinburg.
Junk Orbit Review
Junk Orbit is a pick up and deliver game with a thematic twist: Every time you fling junk in one direction, your spaceship moves an equal amount in the opposite direction. If you remember your physics from school, Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. So if your spaceship exerts energy to fling junk in one direction, energy is also exerted to fling your spaceship an equal distance in the opposite direction. This turns pick up and deliver into a bigger challenge as you have to plan your movements both “forward” and “backward.”
Nine Worlds Review
In Nine Worlds you will be battling against the other denizens of Norse mythology's multiverse, sending your troops between worlds in an attempt to control as many of the realms as possible. You will achieve this by spending a number of action points to move your troops, and your avatar, around the board. It's all very abstract, as in reality you are shuffling coloured beads around a board.
Nimble is a game that will present you with neither interesting nor agonising choices. It will not test your resolve, or your ability to read a bluff in a friend's face. It will—as the name may hint at—test your reactions, your nimbleness if you will.
The rules and gameplay are very simple; all you have to do is draw a card from the top of your player deck, briefly place it on your discard pile and then place it on one of the central piles, where you will match the frame of your card to the circle of one of the central cards.
Meeples & Miniatures:
For King & Parliament Review
Being a British wargamer, I have often thought that I should take more interest in the wars that have shaped the island on which I live – let’s face it, there are numerous ones to choose from.
The English Civil War has always seemed a challenging period of warfare – tactics were evolving with the introduction of large numbers of troops armed with firearms. However, it’s not a period of history I really studied very deeply, so in gaming terms I am really after a set of rules that captures the essence of warfare in the period, without becoming bogged down in the detail.
For King And Parliament seem to be that set of rules.
Warhammer 40k: Kill Team Review
Intro (00:00); component overview (02:09); building a Kill Team and campaign overview (09:47); gameplay overview (25:21); final thoughts and review (36:37);
From the campaign:
Thunderstone designed by Mike Elliott is a deckbuilding game of heroic adventure. We successfully Kickstarted Thunderstone Quest in the spring of 2017 and delivered it in the spring of 2018. This Kickstarter features Barricades Mode designed by Bryan Reese - rules and components for Solo & CoOp play, plus Quest 6: What Lies Beneath.
You have three options to back this Kickstarter - Champion which consists of the Champion Reward from the 1st Kickstarter (but no new content), To The Barricades! which consists of just the new content in this campaign, and Champion + Barricades! which combines both into one Reward.
The Kickstarter is already more than 8x funded with still 29 days left to go.
From the website:
Thunderstone Quest returns to Kickstarter on July 17th – Thunderstone Quest Back to the Dungeon will feature the Champion Reward and a new 6th Quest: What Lies Beneath as well as Solo & Co-Op rules, plus more surprises! Be sure you are subscribed to the Thunderstone Newsletter to get all the important announcements and insider info about the upcoming campaign!
From the campaign:
Welcome to the Kickstarter for Thunderstone Quest, Alderac Entertainment Group's new version of the best-selling deckbuilding game designed by Mike Elliott!
You have two options to back this Kickstarter - the Adventurer Pledge or the Champion Pledge. The Adventurer Pledge is the standard game with everything you need to play including one Quest. The Champion Pledge contains everything in the Adventurer Pledge plus two more Quests, and a Premium Box.
All unlocked Stretch Goals are included in both Pledge Levels.
The Kickstarter campaign is more than 3x funded with still 30 days left to go.
Today on the platter we have: AEG Announces Thunderstone Quest Coming To Kickstarter, Sacred Sword Chibi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Nuclear Shrimp Posts Black Earth Indiegogo Preview, Tabletop-Art Releases Ancestral Ruins banderoles and symbols, Apocalyptic Upgrades Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Chronicles: The Game Coming To Kickstarter Later This Year, MidKnight Heroes Super Chibi Round 2 - Reboot Pledge Manager Now Open, Trollkins Minis Up On Indiegogo, 28mm Greek/Macedonian Figures Up On Kickstarter, Simeon and His Buffalo Available From Golem Miniatures, and Soviet Passenger Trays Available From Dark Art Miniatures.
AEG Announces Thunderstone Quest Coming To Kickstarter
Thunderstone Quest is the third version of the best-selling deckbuilder designed by Mike Elliott. AEG will Kickstart Thunderstone Quest on February 21st. Before the Kickstarter launches, we need your help to defeat the Bandits of Blackrock and add a special mini-Quest to the rewards for all backers!
Sacred Sword Chibi Minis Up On Kickstarter
Sacred Sword is the world that our chibi miniature line belongs to. While the game and the world are not present in this project, it dictates our overall theme and feel. The Sacred Sword line will be a high fantasy world, with a distinctly classic RPG feel. Modeled heavily after your favorite classic JRPG games but with a lot of added character and flair. We hope to provide a compelling universe for both your favorite RPG engine or other games that you want to use these for.
The Sacred Sword miniature line is a roughly 30mm scale chibi miniature line. The average human figure will be about 30mm tall, cast in trollforged resin and unpainted.
We've teamed up with the great crew at Impact Miniatures to produce the best figures at an excellent price and to utilize their vast experience and improve our project as much as possible! I've had a look at a lot of their newest figures and the casting and such are tops! We'll be carefully working with them to ensure every figure is cut well and casts as cleanly as possible.
Nuclear Shrimp Posts Black Earth Indiegogo Preview
Black Earth is a stand alone miniature wargame, with a brand new ruleset, a large collection of original miniatures and an entire fictional universe to back it up. The game is designed to simulate real time tactical combat between small armies. There are no turns in Black Earth - both players engage at all times. Apart from the narrative environment it brings to the tabletop, Black Earth is also designed to be a fully competitive game fit for organised and tournament play.
Tabletop-Art Releases Ancestral Ruins banderoles and symbols
The Ancestral Ruins banderoles and symbols can be used to decorate terrains or bases. The symbols can also be used as markers.
Apocalyptic Upgrades Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarter
Not-So-Bored Games brings you "Apocalyptic Upgrades: Viral Outbreak", a themed collection of 28mm miniatures. These could be used for a number of things, like your own board game prototype, simply to paint and display or to replace wooden pawns found in some of your favorite games like Pandemic or Forbidden Island.
Chronicles: The Game Coming To Kickstarter Later This Year
Chronicles: The Game is a new fantasy, miniature strategy game developed by Happy Gorilla Game Studios. We are currently in a closed beta and hoping to go to Kickstarter this year!
Chronicles is based in the new, fantasy world of Indagar. Our WIKI contains hundreds of pages of lore as well as free, searchable set of rules.
Chronicles has its own line of 32mm miniatures, all of which are visible on our Website, and we're looking to launch the Kickstarter with 3 of the current 7 Factions.
Chronicles has a unique set of game rules, a custom d10 combat system, command tokens, magic, and a truly inventive form of combat known as the dynamic unit formation (DUF).
We are currently in closed beta and accepting beta applications on our website.
MidKnight Heroes Super Chibi Round 2 - Reboot Pledge Manager Now Open
That's right we now have our pledge manager open for all backers and for those who did not back. If you did not back and still want to be a part of this round, just head over to the the MKH store and add the items to your cart. Once you check out you will be good to go. If you chose to pledge at the Super Chibi Round 2 Reboot level you will receive our first origins eBook via email later that day. Now, the miniatures are still about 4 to 6 weeks out, but this will allow us to get the final numbers we need for the caster. Things are looking good for MidKnight Heroes, thank you for all your support. Also, If you have not seen the Jaxx metal master take a look and tell us what you think. Hope to have the Takata master soon.
Take care and thank you for your support, without you, we could not be doing this.
Trollkins Minis Up On Indiegogo
Crowdfunding for casting in resin a few miniatures. Simple, fast, but possibly the first step for something bigger and better.
28mm Greek/Macedonian Figures Up On Kickstarter
Your pledges will accelerate the development and release of a range of 28mm white metal figures depicting Ancient Greeks.
Most of the miniatures are already sculpted and just need trimming and putting into production molds That's why I will start with a low goal of £200.
We have a variety of Head variations planned Athenian, Corinthian , bare headed, Boeotian and Cretan.
Simeon and His Buffalo Available From Golem Miniatures
Two new miniatures are now available in the "Medieval" range:
Simeon the pilgrim and his "little" pet.
The sculpture is the work of Brice Savina and the painting of Mathieu Néhémie.
These miniatures are exceptionally for sale at a price of 12 euros all the month of February! :)
Soviet Passenger Trays Available From Dark Art Miniatures
Designed for 15mm gaming. Now you will know which teams are in each transport when you charge into battle. Perfect for your Soviet hordes.