Unless you have been living under a rock, I am sure that you have at least heard of Kickstarter. For anyone who doesn’t know, Kickstarter is a crowd funding site where you can put up a project and people can back it by paying for whatever packages the project has set up. Sometimes the package includes just a chance to purchase the game when it is available, and sometimes the package includes having your name used in the project, or visiting the location the project is being made. Everything from board games, to multi-million dollar movies have been kickstarted.

In this Kickstarter Check-In, I am going to be choosing a few board games that are close to their ending date and look to be popular. Remember that a kickstarter project needs backers to be successful so if any of these games look interesting to you, be sure to check out their page.


The 7th Guest the Board Game: This game has me intrigued because it is from the creators of the PC games The 7th Guest and the 11th hour, which were similar to Myst or Riven, in that they were games where you needed to solve a multitude of puzzles. In the board game, you are one of six different house guests and you have to solve puzzles before the other players steal them from you, and be the first to escape the house. The best part of this game is that it has one of those old school plastic decoders that you have to put over the card to get the answer to the puzzle.  The project has already raised enough to reach its goal and there are six days left to back. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roblanderos/the-7th-guest-board-game

A screenshot of two stooges from the hype video for Dungeon Digger.  Copyright Tin Hat Games, 2017

Dungeon Digger: Alright, I’ll admit it, I am a sucker for any board game where you get to play as the bad guys instead of the generic good guy saving the princess type thing. To know exactly what I mean, see Dungeon Lords or Those Pesky Humans. Dungeon Digger is a kickstarter game where you are a dungeon lord using your stooges to dig a better dungeon than the other dungeon lords. Not only does this game look like a really fun game, and have neat looking art, but it’s hype video uses puppets! The game has reached its low goal and has 12 days left to back. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tinhatgames/dungeon-digger


Rayguns & Rocketships: With influences from 1950s sci-fi, Rayguns & Rocketships is an interesting looking game where you have spaceship battle, and you can also board other rocketships and try to take them over. The designer of this game is Scott Rogers who is mostly known for working on video games such as God of War and Darksiders. This game intrigues me because of the two different scales,a rocketship battle and skirmishing miniatures. The fact that Scott Rogers is the brain behind it gives it some drawing power as well. The game is 83% funded and has 12 days left to back. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idwgames/rayguns-and-rocketships

If any of these games interest you, be sure to check out their campaigns and pledge. Remember, just because a project meets the goal that was set, does not mean that it will find its way to retail stores so make sure if you want the game to pledge on Kickstarter.

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