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Late Pledges: 22 Great Kickstarter Board Games You Can Still Back – 2021

Late pledges are often the only way to get Kickstarter editions of many amazing board games. Usually, after the campaign, they go to retail in a less attractive (but still 100% playable) versions. Collectors and people who simply like to have the best looking version of the game have to either act fast during the campaign or wait for late pledges. These might not always appear, but recently they’ve gotten more common.

To save you a lot of time, we have created a list of 21 great board games that can still be ordered through late pledge systems in 2021. Most of these had their campaigns last year or in early 2021. Enjoy!

1. Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game

A recent board game adaptation of a popular video game. Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game provides lots of fun to the fans of the original, as well as to any people who adore dungeon crawlers.

► Late pledge here

2. Primal: The Awakening

A cooperative tabletop game where you fight colossal monsters using strategic placement of minis and lots of card-based mechanics.

► Late pledge here

3. Darwin’s Journey

An euro style game about an expedition to Galapagos led by Charles Darwin. The latest project by Thundergryph Games.

► Late pledge here

4. CMON Presents: The Animation Collection

3 different board games devoted to popular cartoons and designed by talented people at CMON.

► Late pledge here

5. Carnegie: Deluxe Edition

A deep and complex euro style game about the manufacturing industry and business. Inspired by the life of A. Carnegie. 

► Late pledge here

6. Cloudspire: Ankar’s Plunder + Series Reprint

A reprint of the popular MOBA-inspired strategy game, known for its unique token stacking mechanics that lead to powerful combos. The new campaign also offered 2 optional expansions to the base game.

► Late pledge here

7. The 7th Citadel

A spiritual successor to The 7th Continent with lots of new, building-related mechanics and plenty of QoL upgrades.

► Late pledge here

8. Tanares Adventures + Arena: the Contest 1.5

An upgraded skirmish game by Dragori Games and a brand new adventure game set in the same world, using similar mechanics to provide whole new experiences.

► Late pledge here

9. Frostpunk: The Board Game

A strategy game set in the world known from the original Frostpunk for PC and consoles. Manage a city in a post apocalyptic, frozen world where heat is the most valuable resource ever.

► Late pledge here

10. Bardsung

Co-op dungeon crawler, with highly customizable heroes and big production values. Playable in campaign mode or as single scenarios.

► Late pledge here

11. Nova Aetas: Renaissance

Ludus Magnus Studio is back with the next game set in their Italy-inspired Nova Aetas universe. This time we become mercenaries during a war between Rome and Venice.

► Late pledge here

12. Tapeworm

A simple, yet charming party game that took Kickstarter by storm last year and collected over $1.000.000 in pledges. LP aren’t available but people can still preorder the game.

► Preorder here

13. Freedom Five

A superhero-themed game by Richard Launius and the Sadler brothers. Cooperate to defeat dangerous, AI controlled villains as a team.

► Late pledge here

14. ENDLESS WINTER – Paleoamericans

Lead a tribe of people during the difficult Ice Age times. Lots of worker placement and deck building included.

► Late pledge here

15. Roll Player Adventures

A new take on the Roll Player series with big focus on story, puzzles and working together.

► Late pledge here

16. Cartographers: Heroes

3 new editions of the popular paper & pencil game include additional goal cards, challenges and most importantly: new maps to draw on, each with its own set of rules. Original game is also available.

► Late pledge here

17. Stefan Feld City Collection – Hamburg & Amsterdam

The first 2 installments in the new collection of games by the legendary Stefan Feld. Both come with lots of new content and reimagined visuals.

► Late pledge here

18. Stormsunder: Heirs of Ruin

1800 cards, 134 miniatures and hours upon hours of adventure game content that can be enjoyed solo or in a group of up to 4 players.

► Late pledge here

19. Steampunk Rally Fusion

A highly upgraded edition of a 2014 game where you place dice, construct insane vehicles and race each other like there’s no tomorrow.

► Late pledge here

20. Machina Arcana: To Eternity

The highly popular Kickstarter-funded horror, cooperative RPG got a new edition along some expansions and is still available for late pledging right now.

► Late pledge here

21. Tinners’ Trail

Martin Wallace’s classic game about mining conglomerates is back in a refreshed edition along two new expansions.

► Late pledge here

22. MIND MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game”

Unique, asymmetric game where one player does everything to get new recruits, while the other 3 are trying to pinpoint his location on the secret board. Sealed packages make following games even more exciting.

► Late pledge here

(includes a Deluxe Edition which won’t appear in the retail version)

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