Kickstarter Recap – February 15, 2019

Another Valentine’s Day (or as it has evolved at my house — The Annual Spouse Board Game Swap) has come and gone. This year my wife specifically requested that I did not get her a board game (she wanted a new coffee table on which to play board games), so I complied…sort of.

This year I procured a copy of Catan: Chocolate Edition. Basically, it is a playable, yet scaled down version of the original, but the resources are wrapped chocolate. Not certain if it is a good game, or if it is good chocolate, but it was different, topical, and about the same price as a normal box of chocolates. Whether it is good or not, at least we’ll have a new table to play it on. 

When considering the question of the week, the Valentine’s Day angle seemed the most obvious, but the favorite two-player games has been beat to death, an even the anti-Valentine’s Day favorite solo games angle has been covered. But as I look at a chocolate version of a classic game, I proposed the following question – what game do you think would make a good chocolate or candy version? I have always thought that some of the tile pieces in Azul were reminiscent of Starburst candies, but is there a game that could include edible miniatures, or legacy game that changes based on the pieces you eat? Let us know your ideas for edible game pieces on the Everything Board Games Community Facebook page, or on Twitter at @ETBoardgames.

This week on Kickstarter lacked some of the excitement that the last few weeks held, but there were still some solid choices. 

The top Everything Board Games staff pick this week is Millennium Blades: Collusion. Level 99 Games heard that you like playing games, so they made a game about playing games. Millennium Blades is a game about a people playing a collectible card game. It’s like the Inception of games. Millennium Blades: Collusion is the final expansion and storage solution to the Millennium Blades line. Collusion includes a new play mode, over 400 new cards, new characters, and makes overall game play a smoother. Millennium Blades: Collusion is currently 368% funded with 17 days to go. 

The second-most popular, and my pick this week is Antinomy, the latest offering from Button Shy Games. In Antinomy, two players take on the roles of competing sorcerers competing for paradox crystals. Players work collect sets of three cards with matching numbers, symbols, or colors, while traveling back and forth through time. The first sorcerer to collect five paradox crystals wins. This pocket-sized game includes a solo expansion and is only $10. The campaign also offers pledge levels where backers can add-on other Button Shy titles such as The Perfect Moment and Anthelion: Conclave of Power (shameless plug: you can read our reviews of Antinomy, The Perfect Moment, and Anthelion: Conclave of Power at the EBG website). Antinomy is currently 785% funded with 8 days to go. 

The last spotlight pick for this week is Zoocracy by Haas Games. This game for 2-6 players has participants leading an animal political party, vying for control and pushing their specific agendas. Players will need to win elections to hold office, or can work as the opposition, pressuring those in power to reach their political goals. Zoocracy is currently 45% funded with 26 days to go. 

Other titles receiving votes this week are Warren Wars (33% funded with 24 days to go), Unsolved Mysteries: El Ancora de Fuego (54% funded with 17 days to go), and Invictus (36% funded with 28 days to go).  

Did we miss your pick of the week? Let us know what caught your eye and/or dollars on the Everything Board Games Community page or on twitter at @ETBoardgames.

Nick S. – EBG Reviewer



Dane Trimble

Millennium Blades: Collusion

Dave Merrell


Brody Sheard

Aeon’s End: The New Age

David Jensen


Stephen Gulik

Millennium Blades: Collusion

Alexa Chaplin

Warren Wars

Nick Shipley


Nicholas Leeman


Delton Perez

Unsolved Mysteries

George Jaros


Derek Dez Maggs


Jeremy Davis

Millennium Blades: Collusion

Benjamin Kocher


James Freeman

Millennium Blades: Collusion

Rodger Moore


Michael Stine

No Pick

James Reid Jr.

Millennium Blades: Collusion


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