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Monday
Jun302014

Kickstarter Picks for the Week of June 30, 2014

What is this post all about? Well, it should pretty straightforward, but, if there's any confusion, this is where I'll be talking about a handful of Kickstarter projects each week, focusing on a few projects that recently launched and a few projects that are about to end. Will I be focusing only on projects in need of funding? No. I will simply be focusing on projects that interest me, regardless of whether they've only raised $5 or raised ten times that of their original goal. Anyway, I think it's about time I got to the actual projects, eh.

  • Recently Launched

District-Z - Fight. Escape. Survive.

  • Ends Wed, Aug 13 2014 8:57 PM CDT.

District-Z is a zombie-killing game--I know the zombie theme is beyond overused, but don't let that scare you away--for 1 - 4 players, where everyone works (semi)cooperatively to get from their starting point to the city's edge. The game, based off the rules, looks to be a nice, simple game that borders on being a filler game; it may, in fact, be a great filler for those wanting something with a bit more depth than the typical filler. Anyway, I like what I've seen and it looks like District-Z will be a good solitaire game in addition to being a cooperative game too, so, check it out and see if it's up your alley, whether you're into zombies or not.

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Tuesday
Jun242014

PSP #183: Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice, Scattergories, and the Point of Party Games

In today's episode, Marc talks about the quick, action packed, Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice, realizing he's unable to use the words, "die" and "dice" correctly, Scattegories--which he somehow never played until a week ago--and then goes into a little discussion on party games and why we play them, well, at least why he plays them. Anyway, that's it and that's all, folks, and, if you're feeling extra generous, donate a little money or subscribe to show your support for the site and show(s); it's not free to host the site, the show, to make and record videos, and everything in between, so, anything would be greatly appreciated, even if you just tell a friend or two about the site and show(s). You can also support the site by shopping at Amazon. Cheers, and have a lovely rest of the day. And if you're looking for solutions to the often horribly lacking internal storage inside board game boxes, Robert Searing creates some great-looking foam inserts y'all should check out (foam > wood).

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Monday
Jun232014

Kickstarter Picks for the Week of June 23, 2014

What is this post all about? Well, it should pretty straightforward, but, if there's any confusion, this is where I'll be talking about a handful of Kickstarter projects each week, focusing on a few projects that recently launched and a few projects that are about to end. Will I be focusing only on projects in need of funding? No. I will simply be focusing on projects that interest me, regardless of whether they've only raised $5 or raised ten times that of their original goal. Anyway, I think it's about time I got to the actual projects, eh.

  • Recently Launched

Island Dice - Survive the Players, the Island, and the Dice.

  • Ends Mon, Jul 21 2014 10:59 PM CDT.

Island Dice looks like it takes a lot of what people love about King of Tokyo and adds quite a bit of depth and options, meaning there's room for more strategy and more thought; though, all these additions also mean the game looks to be more complicated and not for casual players; funny, since the game comes from a company called, Casual Dragon Games. My one concern--though I don't know for sure having never played the game--is that Island Dice may be a tad overly complicated, but, until I play it, I can only speculate.

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Sunday
Jun222014

New Kensei miniatures for June and a new Kickstarter campaign

I don't have much experience with miniatures (yet), but I can appreciate (and often do) quality miniatures for their sheer beauty; though, a great paint job goes a long way and most miniatures come unpainted. Anyway, Zenit Miniatures makes some of the best miniatures I've seen and if y'all are into that part of the tabletop, y'all should check out their miniatures for the game, Kensei; June releases for the game can be found below (and whoever paints their promotional miniatures is quite good with a brush).

Also, before I leave you with a bunch of pretty pictures, Zenit Miniatures recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for some new miniatures for the tabletop wargame, Nemesis, and they are unsurprisingly beautiful.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

PSP #182: Board Gaming with Origins 2014 and Board Game Hour

In today's episode, Marc talks about Origins 2014, answering a few questions before diving deep into what he saw during the convention--including the games, Kaosball, Paradox, Happy Pigs, Taiwan Snackbar, Pirates vs. Dinosaurs, Destination: Neptune, and more. After that, he talks about Board Game Hour--a weekly virtual get-together where a bunch of people converse about board game-related topics. Anyway, that's it and that's all, folks, and, if you're feeling extra generous, donate a little money or subscribe to show your support for the site and show(s); it's not free to host the site, the show, to make and record videos, and everything in between, so, anything would be greatly appreciated, even if you just tell a friend or two about the site and show(s). You can also support the site by shopping at Amazon. Cheers, and have a lovely rest of the day.

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