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Weekly Game Kickstarter Projects

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Clearing Out the Browser Tabs Roundup

RIP Ned Strongin, creator of Connect Four. ( source ) ICv2 covers the Q1 game industry. ( source ) Techcrunch calls Zynga’s new Facebook game Empires and Allies a cross between Settlers of Catan meets Risk meets the ‘ville franchise. ( source ) This guy painted Scrabble tile graffiti as a proposal to his girlfriend. ( source )

AdventureQuest Worlds: The Anything Goes Battle on Battle CCG

The browser-based MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds now has a companion collectible card game in an insensibly-sized and shaped pyramidal box. The game is supposed to be self-contained for 2-4 players, and naturally it links with the online world. From their description, it looks pretty chaotic. From sggc Artix Entertainment, and available at their online store and Toys R Us .

AdventureQuest Worlds: The Anything Goes Battle on Battle CCG

The browser-based MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds now has a companion collectible card game in an insensibly-sized and shaped pyramidal box. The game is supposed to be self-contained for 2-4 players, and naturally it links with the online world. From their description, it looks pretty chaotic. From sggc Artix Entertainment, and available at their online store and Toys R Us .

Business Card Games

The state of business cards that are games, or games to play with business cards, is pathetic. You can get a social networking business card that looks like a trading card . You can collect business cards and play … kind of … a game with them . A kind of game. Kind of. And surely we can do better than this …

Business Card Games

The state of business cards that are games, or games to play with business cards, is pathetic. You can get a social networking business card that looks like a trading card . You can collect business cards and play … kind of … a game with them . A kind of game. Kind of. And surely we can do better than this tired-looking cutesy, game-like thingie…

How to Succeed or Fail on Kickstarter

I post a compilation of Kickstarter [1] tabletop game projects (RPG, board, card) on Purple Pawn each week. I’ve been tracking tabletop game projects on KS pretty much since there have been tabletop game projects on KS. Something like half of KS tabletop game projects get funded. Why? What are they doing right? What did the ones that fail do…

Weekly Kickstarter Game Projects Roundup

Click on a header to sort by the column. New: Project Description Required Raised Days Remaining Kamakura Dyad Games Japanese feudal warfare themed combat card game; pretty $2500 $1125 36 Epic Conquest Alexander VanDorpe No information, since author fears his ideas will be stolen $1500 $0 57 Ainerêve Campaign Setting Goodman Games Eldritch RPG campaign setting $3000 $10 25 The World of Mistrunner Glenn Randall …

Pokemon Black and White

Pokemon Black & White is the latest from the vast media brand thing that is Pokemon. In case you’ve fallen behind, here’s the situation in a nutshell: Pokemon was originally a video game. The original game was “red and green”. Then came blue, yellow, gold, silver, crystal, ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl, and platinum, and now black and white. I’ve …

DaGeDar, Collectible Marble Racing Game

DaGeDar (pronounced DAH-geh-DAAR) is a marble racing game being launched by Cepia, the maker of ZhuZhu Pets. The DaGeDar battle balls feature graphic designs that are meant to reflect the character of spirits trapped within, and of course also make them collectible. Racing track sections, launching spinners, and individual balls will be sold separately. Each DaGeDar ball bears a unique code, which when registered on the …

Moshi Monsters Mash-Up Trading Card Game

Moshi Monsters is an online game world for kids aimed at a marginally younger audience than Neopets. Neopets attempted a TCG (published by WotC starting in 2003, discontinued in 2006), so naturally Moshi Monsters is attempting to do the same with a TCG called Moshi Monsters Mash Up , published by Topps. The UK and US decks are slightly different (the US packs have an extra card and …

Weekly Kickstarter Game Projects

I don’t know that this will be a weekly post; maybe as long as there are five or more new projects. We’ll see how it develops. Some major players again this week. I’m wondering if Hasbro, etc will ever take a yen to Kickstarter. Project Description Required Raised Ends The Road to Canterbury FRED Distribution A Euro-style game about …

37th Annual Origins Awards Nominee List

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has unveiled the list of nominees for the 37th Annual Origins Awards that will be held at the Origins Game Fair in Greater Columbus Convention Center on June 22-26 . Five nominees have been named in each of the 9 categories (except for Best Historical Board Game) through a vote by game retailers in March 2011 during the GAMA Trade Show from a shortlist…

Game Bandit—Miniature Giveaways Edition

Catalyst Game Labs will be giving away Leviathans miniatures before the game is released. The contest has three categories: best web presentation, best real-life presentation, and best game component. Fantasy Flight Games is running a miniatures painting contest, using Battles of Westeros figures. The winner will receive one copy of every Battles of Westeros game and expansion. For 25% …

Dungeon Crawler Changes from Collectible to Expandable

Dungeon Crawler started last year as a CCG, but bowing to pressure has dropped the collectible aspect and changed to simply being an expandable game. Gifted Vision has disassembled all of the boosters and reconstructed them into non-random packs called “delve packs”.

Game Bandit—Memories of Play Edition

The Strong National Museum of Play is collecting video recollections of playing with friends. The top videos, as chosen by a panel of experts and by public voting, will win Flip video cameras and Amazon gift certificates. Starlit Citadel of Canada , and a Purple Pawn advertiser, is running a 4th Anniversary Sale with discounts of up to 70%. For 20% off at…

Penn’s Year of Games

As millions of students eagerly await word on their college applications, those hoping for acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania now have an extra reason for excitement. Penn (my alma mater) has declared the 2011-2012 school year to be the Year of Games: Body and Mind . As part of the Penn Reading Project, all incoming freshmen will be sent a copy of Jane McGonigal’s book, Reality is Broken , and …

New Wizard of Oz Card Games

I’ve been in contact since October with a sggc called Orion’s Bell . They have been working on a CCG based on The Wizard of Oz for over seven years now. They have a ton of great artwork for over 300 cards and a complete set of rules. I don’t know what the heck is taking them so long. …

Super Heat, Skateboard TCG

Super Heat is a skateboarding TCG from sggc Super Heat Games, which is a division of Ahead of the Game, Inc. (actually, AotG doesn’t seem to exist, just yet). The game is played in two heats, each of which requires you to play the most points by matching lines on the cards. You can play danger cards on your opponent. I …

Super Heat, Skateboard TCG

Super Heat is a skateboarding TCG from sggc Super Heat Games, which is a division of Ahead of the Game, Inc. (actually, AotG doesn’t seem to exist, just yet). The game is played in two heats, each of which requires you to play the most points by matching lines on the cards. You can play danger cards on your opponent. I can’t tell you much more, because…