Next few weeks are shaping up to be rather packed when it comes to Kickstarter board game campaigns. There are tons of amazing games launching as soon as next Tuesday: from CMON’s Ankh to some of the titles we present today. Enjoy!
Cloudspire – New Faction Expansions – April 14th
Cloudspire was one of the most memorable board game campaigns of 2018. Over 500.000 US dollars pledged by 4400 backers – that’s quite an achievement nowadays, especially for a new franchise. The game got shipped and reviewed well on BGG, making many fans ask for more. Those who’ve missed it wanted another chance to get their hands on it.
Cloudspire is a strategy game with a heavy focus on exploration. It’s played cooperatively – MOBA style. While the game is on the heavier side, it manages to have a huge story focus and can also be played solo. What is the main drawing point here? The innovative token system based on stacking, which leads to powerful combinations and tons of possibilities when strategizing
The new campaign will include 2 completely new faction expansions with their own unique mechanics, armies, stories and scenarios. Apart from the new factions, the Kickstarter campaign will offer a reprint of Cloudspire for anyone interested.
Merchants of the Dark Road – April 21st
We love unusual settings and Merchants of the Dark Road seem like something right up our valley. The game takes place in a fantasy world where night lasts half a year and makes the most evil monsters crawl out of their hiding. To make the humanity prosper despite the dark season, countries and cities need the bravest people – merchants, who will traverse miles of roads, gather materials, buy goods and deliver them to cities.
The capital city part of the game is based around worker placement and rondel mechanics. Your merchant visits different locations, sells wares, produces goods and begins preparing for a venture. You don’t have to wander alone, as the game has certain characters that can be recruited as your bodyguards.
After picking up all your stuff, you have to deliver it to towns that need it most. Goods are polyomino shaped and have to fit your backpack to be transported. To win you not only need to be rich but also famous. Both of these are equally important when counting the final score.
Sorcerer Endbringer – 2020
Sorcerer, created by Peter Scholz, Darwin Kastle and Robert Dougherty (of Star Realms fame) has debuted back in 2017 on Kickstarter. It’s another example of a really successful project that’s making a big comeback this year. The launch of the new campaign was planned for spring, but now it’s been postponed a bit while still aiming for 2020.
Sorcerer is a dark fantasy card game set in a grim, Victorian-like world. Players pick their characters, lineages and domains and create a deck consisting of these 3 unique sets of cards. Base game already gave 64 combinations you can play as and there are even more in various expansions. After creating character decks, players start fighting each other with their cards and dice. To win the game, you need to capture 3 separate battlefields.
The newest expansion called Sorcerer Endbringer upgrades the game with two more character, lineage and domain decks. As for the gameplay department: a solo and co-op modes have been added. Authors also promise many great stretch goals, but we might have to wait a few months to see these.
If you want to stay up to date with the details about the campaign and get notified when it launches you can subscribe here. Additionally: 3 lucky backers will get their own GEEKNSON’s wooden dice towers (like the one below).