Did you heard about. . .? this week in news. 4/13/2020

It’s been a while for the news segment. I was focused on playing a different game each day and writing something on it daily. Now that I’m going to the end of the week update on my social isolation report, I can put some more time into the news portion of my blog.

Like all my other news posts, unless otherwise stated I haven’t played any of these games. I just found them on Kickstarter and thought the looked interesting.

Frog Knight: Ribbit Royale

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Photo taken from Kickstarter page.

This is a battle royal type game. Knights and Frogs were called to arms and must face off in a battle royale. Up to 12 players face off in this absurd game.

This uses dice rolling to move and card collection to do the fighting. The closer to the center of the board the weaker these cards get.

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Photo taken from Kickstarter page.

Why go to the center of the board? Because at the turns go on, the board shrinks more and more. The game goes on until there’s one person left.

This one looks like it’s a silly absurd kind of fun. I like the idea of king of the hill with the board shrinking more and more. Then the idea of the further away the stronger the cards get.

This game was designed with the idea of it being a family friendly game that can be played with anyone.

Link to Kickstarter here.

Don’t Touch My Nuts

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Photo taken from Kickstarter page.

Going from silly to silly. Don’t Touch My Nuts is a card game about squirrels, nuts, and silly jokes about nuts. I like puns and I often have an inappropriate sense of humor. So when I find a game that is called “Don’t Touch My Nuts” I look at it. Then, with I find out that game uses bags to keep your acorns in called Nut Sacks, I knew I had to delve deeper into the game.

Don’t Touch My Nuts is a card game that has player elimination. Players are trying to destroy other players nuts while protecting their own that are kept in their sack.

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Photo take from Kickstarter page.

You’ll have a hand of 7 cards for this game and choosing one action before ending your turn. On your turn you can attack another player, play a defense card, play a stealth card, or pass. Then it also encouraged to cheat in this game. Don’t get caught though. If you do, you’ll lose one of your nuts.

This sounds like a silly take that card game. Art looks cute and dangerous at the same time. The game play sounds easy enough. Then I like that you can attack by land or air.

Link to Kickstarter here.

Hangry Dogs

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Photo taken from Kickstarter page.

From frogs, to squirrels, and now to dogs. Hangry Dogs. Hangry Dogs is a card game about dogs, pizza, and tricks.

In this game, players are trying to get to 50 points by collecting pizza. First player to reach 50 points is the winner. Players do this by playing dog cards. When you play a dog card you can either use it to collect pizza or play it to do it’s trick. There are also cards that you can add to pizza to change the points on it.

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Photo taken from Kickstarter page.

There’s a bit of set collection in the game.  You can steal regular pizza slices. Use your collected slices and certain breeds of dogs to collect a supreme double slice that’s worth more points.

Hungry Gamer has done a review on this game. He goes over the game play and you can check out some of the art in the game. Link here.

This one has cutesy art, take that elements, and a small box that looks like a pizza box.

Link to Kickstarter here.

 

For Science!

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Photo taken from Kickstarter page

How about a game that is both cooperative, dexterity based, and real time puzzle game? Sounds different. What if I told you that if you didn’t solve the puzzle in 15 minutes, you didn’t save the world?

For Science!, and when saying this out loud I think there’s a rule where you need to do a fading echo on science, puts players working together to design a cure. When you design this cure, you’re looking to chain cards together to make the cure.  These cards will tell you what blocks need to be stacked and how to stack them. Interesting that you’re building these patterns and the game doesn’t throw them at you.

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Photo taken from Kickstarter page.

There are events that happen when you play that will change up how to play. Then mutations can change what you include in your cure.

This one looks super interesting adding a dexterity and real time element to a cooperative game. I have to admit. If there are blocks, I will start to stack them.  I feel like this game was made for me.

Link to Kickstarter here.

 

There you have it. A couple of the current Kickstarter campaigns that look interesting to me.

 

 

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