Let’s close the week with a fresh bunch of upcoming kickstarter board game previews. Today we’ll show you 3 games coming in summer and one without a precise launch date.
Spirits of the Forest: Moonlight – July 21st
Spirits of the Forest, a lighter board game known for its fabulous visuals and fun, set collection based gameplay, is getting its first big expansion. Moonlight, because that’s how it’s going to be called, adds a ton of new elements to the game making it evolve into a 2 player, cooperative, scenario based game. It’s also possible to play it solo, solitaire style. Scenarios often include puzzle based challenges that make playing the game dramatically different.
Moonlight expansion will also come with beautifully made animal meeples used during the campaign. Their role is to show which tiles are available to you at a certain turn or to score more points near the end.
Apart from the expansion, the original Spirits of the Forest game will be up for backing as well. Both will be available in the regular, and Kickstarter exclusive editions with wooden elements.
Dining With Dracula – August 2020
Dining With Dracula is about to have its crowdfunding campaign during late summer. The game is being designed by 2Fat2Fly Games, known for Moonshiners of the Apocalypse and Trouble in Templetown. Their newest game game looks pretty creative and colorful. The authors keep posting new photos on their Facebook page, but we’re still waiting for more gameplay details to appear.
Luckily, not that long ago, a 2 player (3 if you subscribe to their newsletter) version was created as a pen & paper “teaser” game. Your goal is to spend midnight breakfasts with the famous (and a bit senile) vampire, which requires gaining some resources, completing buildings and getting gifts for his bloodsucking self. The actual game will likely be more complex and allow up to 5 players, but the pen & paper version is pretty good on its own.
Steven Universe: Beach-A-Palooza Card Battling Game – 2020
One of the most popular and critically acclaimed cartoons of 2010s is getting its own board game this year. Steven Universe already had a bunch of video games, comic books and other media, so it’s high time the whole saga got its tabletop game as well. There was a Monopoly version released some time ago but if you’re looking for something more well… innovative, Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game is here for you.
The game focuses on an event where music bands compete while actively avoiding various, often dangerous, party crashers. The game was designed for 2 to 6 players and each of them becomes a Steven, able to recruit other characters to his own band. You have to impress the audience and defeat the crashers. Beach-a-Palooza is first and foremost a card game and it mixes various mechanics including a combat system to defeat anyone who wants to ruin this popular event. Creators promise a game made by the biggest fans for the biggest fans. We don’t know the launch date yet, but this is quite likely going to be sometime in summer.