Couple of great games I just backed on Kickstarter

by admin on January 10, 2014

Ugh, I should have made a resolution not to do this. But, I don’t make resolutions so I guess I’m in the clear. I have this addiction habit of checking Kickstarter every so often to see what games people are trying to get funded.

Two games popped up right away yesterday and unfortunately they matched up with what I’ve been looking for – small portable games that really scratch that gaming itch despite their size. Tiny games that you can toss in a bag (sometimes even your pocket) when you’re going on a trip so you don’t have to lug the usual big box games with lots of bits that have a tendency of getting lost.

Tiny Epic Kingdoms

I first came across Tiny Epic Kingdoms on BoardGameGeek.com last week. I saw a tweet about it and checked out the Kickstarter. This looks like a great game packed in a tiny package (box size estimated at 4″ x 6″).

This game funded in about 5 hours and is, at this moment, is over $10,000 above their goal. Looks like they’re going to add more stretch goals to keep the funding going since this has 29 more days to go.

I already Kickstarted one of Scott Almes’ (designer of Tiny Epic Kingdoms) other games, Kings of Air and Steam, and I love that game so I expect big things from Tiny Epic Kingdoms.

Villages Card Game

The retro pixel art caught my eye straight away and the game concept convinced me to Kickstart Villages. Again, this fit my 2014 modus operandi – small portable game that packs a lot of fun. I really like the concept of “attacking” other players to take their cards that you want. It adds a neat interactive aspect to the game.

Villages has already funded (currently over $20,000) their modest goal of $1,000. So, both games are going to get made and delivered this year. Awesome!

Why am I looking at small/quick/fun games? Well, that’s a story for another post, but the short of it is that our family has made a goal to play more games all year long and not just on weekends. These small games usually have a shorter play time which would make it easier to fit a game or two in during the week and not just on weekends.

But really, I have got to stop looking through the Tabletop Games tag at Kickstarter.

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