This month we’re going to look at four cooperative board games that are currently up on Kickstarter. If you’re interested in any of the games, be sure to head on over to their pages to see everything backers get with their pledges.
RWBY: Combat Ready
RWBY: Combat Ready is an exciting cooperative game for 2-4 players. It captures the flavor and excitement of the animated web series RWBY from Rooster Teeth, with fast-paced battles, where all players are actively involved and engaged at the same time.
I can definitely see why so many people are exited about this game. Not only is the series itself quite popular, the game also seems different enough from all of the other co-op card games out there. The artwork looks nice and the game seems very easy to learn. Even though I’ve never watched the series before, I’m looking forward to playing this one.
Adventures in Zombiewood
Adventures in Zombiewood is a card and dice-based game that pits you and other unfortunate actors against a horde of Z-lebrities. You and your friends are wanting to shoot the best zombie movie ever. The problem arises when the extras they sent you to be your zombies are actual members of the undead. As you fight your way through the horde, you figure you might as well film it too. Assemble your cast, choose your props and prepare to fight your way to the final scene.
I do still play some zombie co-op games, but I’m kind of getting tired of the theme being used in so many games. At least the designer of Adventures in Zombiewood, Michael McClure II, tried to bring something to new the genre. My expectations aren’t super high, but I’ll definitely test it out.
Jagged Alliance TBG is a co-operative board game with miniatures allowing you to take the role of your favourite Jagged Alliance mercenaries to battle Deirdranna and her minions in a game with uniquely variable combat tactics.
I know absolutely nothing about the Jagged Alliance video games, but I can say that the board game seems pretty cool from the pics and videos I’ve seen so far. It looks like there will be a lot in the box and multiple ways to play, so I won’t be surprised if this one gets funded soon.
Perdition’s Mouth – Revised Edition
Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift is intended to be a new kind of dungeon crawl, one that embraces the European school of game design with clever and elegant mechanisms and emphasizes strategy while minimizing luck. Cooperation, planning, and the enemy response deck eliminate the need for chucking dice, creating a tense combat environment with meaningful decisions! The rondels provide another tactical layer, including the enemy’s devious and challenging AI.
People who played the first edition of Perdition’s Mouth gave it a very high rating on BGG, so no one’s too surprised that this revised edition funded so quickly. The components look amazing and just about everyone in my group loves dungeon crawls, so yeah, we’ll be playing this one ASAP.