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There are TONS of amazing tabletop game ideas out there just waiting to be funded on Kickstarter. Every day there seems to be a new one popping up on the site. We have attempted to cull through the ever-growing list of projects and consolidate the most promising games for your viewing pleasure.

We are not endorsing any of the games on this page as we have not played any of them (maybe someday we'll be important enough to receive pre-production copies to test out). However, the games on this page do seem to have a lot of potential, so we definitely recommend that you check them out by clicking the "Learn More" buttons and perusing through their Kickstarter page.

Do note that even if a campaign has ended, there may be an opportunity to be a "late backer" and still get a copy of the game. So don't be afraid to click through to a Kickstarter page of an older campaign. Enjoy!


Crusader Kings Kickstarter Board Game

Crusader Kings

Crusader Kings - The Board Game captures the essence of the Crusader Kings experience, in a physical tabletop format. This is a strategy game at heart, but with a special focus on characters, intrigue, and juicy medieval drama. It’s a big, beautiful game centered on a map of medieval Europe, using cards for actions, characters and events and dozens of well-crafted plastic miniatures to represent knights, armies, castles, and more.

To win, you will need to groom your family, build mighty castles, develop your dominion, be shrewd in the realm of diplomacy and intrigue, and use your vassals wisely to grow your wealth and military power. You must survive invasions, plots, plagues, crusades to the Holy Land - and  marriage! Or at least have children or siblings standing by to take over the throne if your regent dies. Failure to raise a suitable heir can mean the end of your dynasty.

Campaign Ends: June 19, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)

New Corp Order Kickstarter Board Game

New Corp Order

With the influence of governments fading away, MegaCorps are starting to control the world. But they have to be cautious: in this new brave world of hyper connected citizens-consumers, wary of the mistakes of the past, Media Conglomerates hold the key to market domination.

As the top executive of one of the world's leading MegaCorps, your task is to improve the brand awareness of your company through the wise manipulation of the 4 biggest Media Conglomerates. Infiltrate their structures and use that influence to your advantage, even if that means playing one conglomerate against the other. After all, the prize is big: The World.

Campaign Ends: June 16, 2018 

(description from the publisher)

Last One Standing Kickstarter Board Game

Last One Standing

Up to 8 players find themselves on an ever-shrinking map where they must shot, move, and loot to be the last one standing.

Picture it as the Fortnite of tabletop gaming. Last One Standing is a fast-paced and frantic experience that will soon be a staple on board game shelves everywhere.

Campaign Ends: May 31, 2018 

(description from the publisher)


Zombicide Invaders Kickstarter Board Game

Zombicide: Invaders

Zombicide: Invader is a standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players, taking the trademark Zombicide action into the far reaches of space! Players control a group of Survivors trying to defend their remote mining outpost from a swarm of infected aliens controlled by the game itself. The more experience and power the Survivors earn, the more Xenos invade the facility!

This sci-fi interpretation of Zombicide is as sleek as ever, playing fast and furious. The rules have been optimized to reduce setup time and make the game flow quickly, focusing the action on the struggle between the Survivors and the Xenos.

Campaign Ends: May 3, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)


Village Pillage Kickstarter Board Game

Village Pillage

 

In Village Pillage, you're racing your neighbors to acquire 3 relics and prove your right to rule. Each turn, everybody simultaneously plays cards against both their neighbors. It's rock-paper-scissors meets the prisoner's dilemma...with turnips!

If you think your opponents are planning to farm, raid them! If they're planning an attack, man the walls! And if they're putting up defenses: it's farming time.

Buy more powerful cards to improve your hand, and start building up your turnip collection! Once you have enough, you need to send your vulnerable merchant to buy a relic. And your neighbors know that. But you know they know that. But they KNOW you know they know that...

Campaign Ends: May 11, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)


Rescue Polar Bears Kickstarter Board Game

Rescue Polar Bears

Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature is a cooperative game based on Rescue Polar Bears with a new data and temperature system added to the game design to make the strategy more diversified.  

The consumption of fossil fuel and releasing of greenhouse gases yield the global warming. Around the north pole, the last icebergs are melting and the polar bears are facing the risk of being extinct. The players form a scientific organization. They try to collect data about climate change to persuade the governments to change their energy policy. At the same time, they also need to prevent polar bears from sinking into the freezing water.  

Each player drives a rescue ship of different ability to complete the mission on the Arctic Ocean. As long as the players collectively gather enough data, they win together. However, if too many polar bears sink into the water, everyone loses.

Campaign Ends: April 23, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)

Sprawlopolis Kickstarter Board Game

Sprawlopolis

Jackhammers chattering, trucks beeping, engines roaring, the sounds of construction are everywhere. Sprawlopolis is growing and YOU are in charge of it all. The last team of planners couldn’t cut it, so the city turned to your team, the best of the best. If anyone can turn this tiny town into a thriving civic center, it’s you. 

In Sprawlopolis, 1-4 players work together to build a new city from the ground up. Using only 18 cards and a variable scoring system, the game is never the same twice. 

Campaign Ends: May 2, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)

Crypt Kickstarter Board Game

Crypt

Crypt is a light set collection game with a unique dice placement mechanic for 1 to 4 players with easy-to-learn rules and exciting strategic gameplay, all in 20 minutes. Plus, its compact size makes it easy to put in your pocket and take it anywhere! 

In Crypt, you send your servants into the crypt chambers to pilfer the best treasure. While your servants will unquestioningly do your bidding, grave robbing is exhausting work!

Claim Treasure cards by placing Servant dice and choosing any value on each die to designate each Servant’s effort. The higher the value, the more likely your Servant will become exhausted when you roll the dice. 

You can also push out your siblings’ Servants by placing dice with values exceeding the occupying Servants’ total effort.

Campaign Ends: May 2, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)


The Estates Kickstarter Board Game

The Estates

Designed by Klaus Zoch, this city-building game of auctions is for 2 to 5 players and plays in about 40 minutes. Players will hold auctions for the various building pieces in an effort to build The Estates – the city’s new, upscale development – in a manner that benefits them the most.

Campaign Ends: May 4, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)


Dinosaur Island Kickstarter Board Game

Dinosaur Island: Back From Extinction

In Dinosaur Island, players will have to collect DNA, research the DNA sequences of extinct dinosaur species and then combine the ancient DNA in the correct sequence to bring these prehistoric creatures back to life. Dino cooking! All players will compete to build the most thrilling park each season, and then work to attract (and keep alive!) the most guests each season that the park opens. Do you go big and create a pack of Velociraptors? They'll definitely excite potential guests... but you better make a large enough enclosure for them. And maybe hire some (read: a lot of) security. Or they WILL break out and start eating your guests—and we all know how that ends. You could play it safe and grow a bunch of herbivores... but then you aren't going to have the most exciting park in the world (sad face). So maybe buy a roller coaster or two to try and attract guests to your park the good old fashioned way? 

Campaign Ends: April 21, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)


Railroad Rivals Kickstarter Board Game

Railroad Rivals

Railroad Rivals is a tile drafting and laying game where you build a Railroad Empire that stretches across America…and across your table. While playing Railroad Rivals, you will connect cities via the twelve great railroads that stretched across America, while simultaneously building your stock portfolio. You’ll use those railroads to make deliveries, resulting in driving up the price of stocks. At the end of the game, if you have run the most profitable railroad while also owning the most valuable stocks, you’ll become the greatest of all of the Railroad Rivals!

Campaign Ends: April 10, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)

Villagers Kickstarter Board Game

Villagers

Designed and beautifully illustrated by Haakon Gaarder, Villagers is a game of card drafting and village building set somewhere very much like medieval Europe. As a village founder you'll invite people from all walks of life to live and work in your expanding community. If you can recruit the right people to form lucrative production chains while balancing your food production and building capacity, your village will become the most prosperous and you'll win the game!

Campaign Ends: June 13, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)

Imaginarium Kickstarter Board Game

Imaginarium

Through the mist, you can just about see the gigantic form of the factory. This is where the essence of dreams is shaped! We will enter the factory through the grand entrance. Here are the famous machines! You can repair, combine or dismantle them. They will produce the resources needed to repair more powerful machines. I am sure that you will quickly make the best use of your resources and the space available in your workshop to carry out the projects of the design office and gain Victory points!

Created by Bruno Cathala and Florian Sirieix, Imaginarium is a strategy, combination and development game with a race to objectives, for 2-5 players. Felideus Bubastis, brings fantastic animal figures together with the factory’s steampunk atmosphere in surprising and daring illustrations.

Campaign Ends: May 31, 2018 

(description from the publisher)

Alhambra Designers Edition Kickstarter Board Game

Alhambra: Designer's Edition

The Alhambra family has grown significantly; six expansions, totaling 24 modules, and several of stand alone games have been released. Now it's time to take the next step and introduce to you the Exclusive Alhambra Designers' Edition:

- All new artwork for the base game and all expansions, as well as larger tiles in the Mega Box for better visual appeal.

- Brand New Designer expansions from famous designers

- New Box artwork and tile dispenser tower.

- Awesome stretch goals waiting to be unlocked.

Campaign Ends: May 25, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)


Fireball Island Kickstarter Board Game

Fireball Island

Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar is a restoration of the classic 1986 game Fireball Island that features a unique 3D island and a host of marble mayhem. This new version boasts an island that is even bigger than the original (and yet fits in a smaller box) and more marbles. It is a family-weight game for 2-4 players (5 with an expansion) that plays in 30-45 minutes. Simple card play replaces the random roll-and-move of the original, and the set collection for the treasures offers some interesting choices for players.

Remember, you don't have to outrun the fireball... just the other players.

Campaign Ends: May 3, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)


God Tear Kickstarter Board Game

Godtear

Godtear is a fast-paced, high-action combat game for two players, in which each player takes their warband of Champions and Followers and battles rival warbands for control of the precious Godtears scattered across the land.

Campaign Ends: April 23, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)


Rice Dice Kickstarter Board Game

Rice Dice

Rice Dice is a streamlined dice game version of Spirits of the Rice Paddy. Players familiar with that game will feel at home with Rice Dice. New players will find Rice Dice to be a great introduction to its big brother. Rice Dice plays 1-5, ages 10+ in about 30-45 minutes. 

Roll the custom dice and choose one action based on the results. Add rice paddy cards to your field using the Card action. Run water through your paddies, or assign laborers to plant and harvest. Harvesting gains players rice, which is essential to winning, but paddies with weeds produce less rice so it’s essential to assign laborers to keep paddies clean. A harvested paddy can once again be flooded using a water action and the cycle of planting, draining, weeding, and harvesting begins again.  

Players can re-roll their dice, but add one weed to your paddy for each weed symbol result! The first player to collect 100 rice (via harvesting, or other special abilities) wins!

Like Spirits of the Rice Paddy, Rice Dice rewards a player’s ability to optimize the process of flooding, planting, weeding, and harvesting. But it plays in just a fraction of the time!

Campaign Ends: April 30, 2018 [FUNDED!]

(description from the publisher)