Today we preview twice the amount of games we usually do. This is mostly thanks to CMON’s recent announcement in which they reveal a new collaboration with Warner Bros. Before we get to that, let us show you 3 other titles that are getting funded on Kickstarter in the near future.
Mission Catastrophe – November 17th
Let’s begin with a game by a new, debuting team at Cardboard Alchemy. Mission Catastrophe is their first board game, although they’re not new to development and publishing. Both founders have worked on designing and releasing many games before.
Mission Catastrophe is a science fiction board game designed for up to 6 players. If you prefer solo gaming, there’s not one but 3 single player modes, with rulesets also usable in the co-op mode.
The action takes place on a spaceship located close to an asteroid called Casimir. The vessel was performing a regular mining mission, but something got really wrong. The asteroid that you were working on began to change its course and burn. The time is running out and the ways to escape are getting limited. Together with other players you’ll have to do everything to save the ship and more importantly… save yourself!
The board is made of tiles representing ship modules like an engine room or a teleporter. You move around looking for resources, but there’s a need to hurry as your vessel gets more damaged with every passing minute. The game, in its main mode, allows for 2 endings. You either fix the ship together (which is quite difficult) or one of the players escapes successfully in the single escape pod, becomes the sole survivor and wins the game.
Carnegie – November 23rd
Xavier Georges known for many popular board games like Troyes, Ginkgopolis and Black Angel is responsible for the newest title by Quined Games.
Carnegie is an euro game about the manufacturing industry and business. Like many of you might have guessed, it’s inspired by the life of Andrew Carnegie, a legendary industrialist, known equally for his immense successes, highly questionable business practices as well as philanthropy in his elderly years.
Considering who the game is about, it’s not a surprise that you will be managing various companies related to Carnegie. This will include hiring workers and directing them to do certain jobs. Another task will be to sell your goods and make the company grow and expand. Investing in real estate will be possible and quite helpful too. Players will also spend a lot of time building railroads between various states and cities. More gameplay details are yet to be revealed, but the publisher mentions a 20 round game length and a choice of 4 different actions each turn. The campaign is planned for November 23rd.
One Deck Galaxy – November 2020
One Deck Dungeon by Chris Cieslik was quite a successful Kickstarter project, especially considering it’s a small and rather compact game. The idea was to replicate the feeling of dungeon crawlers with a single deck of cards. The game got a stand alone expansion and now Chris is about to introduce us to his newest idea: a game about space exploration that’s going to fit into a single deck, just like its predecessor.
One Deck Galaxy is a 2 player game that can also be played solo. If you happen to have another copy at hand it’s also possible to have some fun in the4 player mode. The game is fully cooperative and rather on the quicker side when it comes to length. Together, you build a space civilization and take care of various foes trying to end it. You also discover various locations in space that can either be colonized or researched. Gameplay is based mostly on cards, dice rolls and lots of dice manipulation.
CMON’s Warner Bros. Cartoon Board Games
A pretty huge piece of news was dropped yesterday by none other than CMON, one of the record holders when it comes to most funded Kickstarter board game projects. They have partnered with Warner Bros. to bring not one but 3 games inspired by their cult cartoons that have amused kids (and adults) for generations. All of them will have highly detailed minis that will come painted.
Scooby Doo The Board Game
Scooby Doo The Board Game was already announced in May, but now we know it’s going to be a part of this huge Kickstarter campaign. The neverending franchise with over 50 years of history about a certain Great Dane dog and his mystery loving friends sounds like a perfect theme for a board game.
Scooby Doo by CMON can be played by 1-5 players, has 3 difficulty levels, and was designed by the very same people who’ve worked on Arcadia Quest. The gameplay is co-op heavy and has players take on the roles of various members of the team riding the Mystery Machine. All of them have their own special skills and spend time catching dangerous individuals around town.
Looney Tunes Mayhem / Teen Titans Go! Mayhem!
Another 2 games were announced on November 12th and both use the so-called “Mayhem System”. It’s a new line of games that will share some similarity in the rules but feature different franchises, kind of like the recent Funko Pop board games.
The games will be competitive and feature elements classic to cartoons they’re based on. In case of Looney Tunes: falling anvils etc, and in Teen Titans: competing to be the first hero to defeat each villain. Expect classic characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck from the former and Robin and Starfire from the latter.
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