You had me at Chibi Marvel characters.
Marvel United is a cooperative super-hero game from Eric M. Lang and Andrea Chiarvesio. In the game players take on the roles of iconic marvel super heroes and team up to fight against classic villains while saving civilians. The game uses a kind of tower defense play, where heroes must clear locations from threats to complete missions and unlock the mastermind behind all the Eeeevil going on. Each turn the villain will be moving around the board dropping more minions and wrecking havoc on the city. If you manage to defeat the villian you win and earth is once again safe…for the time being.
Cool Mini or Not has, unsurprisingly made some adorably badass minis for Marvel United and the art looks really slick. I expect this game is going to be a blast to play and a surefire winner with Marvel fans. Learn more about Marvel United on Kickstarter here.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Chapters is a cooperative, adventure game where players are put in the shoes of vampires living…I mean undeading? in Montreal. The game is designed to be played as a campaign with your choices affecting the story as you play. Each scenario will have multiple ways to complete it and will give your characters expeience to level up with and valuable items.
I enjoyed playing the Vampire RPG back in college and Chapters sounds like an awesome way to relive that roleplaying experience without someone having to be the game master. The production looks fantastic and I’m a sucker for campaign driven games. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one (Andrew, please don’t fire me for all the vamp puns). Check out Vampire: The Masquerade – Chapters on Kickstarter here.
Boomerang is a drafting and write game where players will be touring the wonders of Australia. Each turn players will be selecting 1 card from their hand and then passing the rest to the next player until all cards have been claimed. The cards you draft will then be used to fill in your score sheet, gaining you points for sightseeing, meeting cool animals, and collecting souvenirs.
This campaign not only funds a reprint of Boomerang , but also 2 other standalone Boomerang games – Boomerang: Europe and Boomerang: USA. Each game has slightly different rules and all new locations with local animals and new souvenirs. Backers will also get a mini expansion called Boomerang Around the World which ties the 3 different games together. This is a great way to pick up the Boomerang series! Learn more about Boomerang here on Kickstarter.
Alakazoo is a family-friendly game about summoning magical creatures. As wizards competing in a tournament, the players will try to collect magic to activate runes which will then allow them to place parts of the creatures on their player board. There is a bit of a push-your-luck element as to collect magic you must roll the dice and if you gain too much power from your rolls you will get a dark power token. Having too many dark power tokens forces you to waste a turn purging them.
The game looks like a fun mix of strategy and luck. This campaign is for a limited edition deluxe version of Alakazoo; coming with 4 new expansions, metal point tokens, minis, and more. Discover more about Alakazoo on Kickstarter here.
Set in the wastelands of a post-technology society, TURRIS is a worker placement game about trying to survive an onslaught of monsters by building a defensible tower to protect the last dregs of humanity. Player’s workers will scavenge resources and ancient technology while trying to earn the most prestige points in order to be named the leader of civilization. During the game, you will use resources to complete missions. Once yo have finished enough missions, you can build a level of the tower and once there are enough tower levels the game ends.
I was first drawn to this game when I saw the gorgeous Trionfi cards which make up the tower levels, but its obvious that the designers have put a lot of thought into their lore as well. Check out TURRIS on Kickstarter here for more info.
What Kickstarters are you backing this week? Let me know in the comments below and check back next week for more fun projects!