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In the tradition of classic heist movies like Ocean’s 11 and The Italian Job, Burgle Bros is a cooperative heist boardgame for 1-4 players. Burgle Bros requires stealth, planning and a little bit of luck. Anyone gets caught and it’s all over. It blends easy-to-learn rules with the brain-twisting puzzles and high tension excitement. Assemble your crew, make a plan, and pull off the impossible.
From the creators of Osmos comes Karmaka, a competitive card game that plays out over multiple “lives”.
Players begin the game as lowly Dung Beetles. In life after life (hand after hand) they work their way up the Karmic Ladder, racing to see who will achieve Transcendence first!
Score points to ascend while sowing the seeds of your next life, and – if necessary – sabotage your rivals. But remember, what goes around comes around, and your actions have consequences in this life… and the next.
One of the Greek gods is up to no good and has stolen Zeus’s lightning bolt. Race against your friends to search for clues, uncover hidden gods, and use their almighty powers in this fast-paced game of mystery, deduction, and revenge. But watch out for Zeus – he’s angry and ready to zap your game!
Never settle for less than Victory! Lead the charge in a battle of wills in this truly tactical card game that will challenge every part of your strategic mind! You are a great commander trying to prove yourself as the best of them all. Outmaneuver your foes & create tactical formations by turning your cards, outwit others with well-timed unit abilities and spells, and outplay opponents by taking advantage of our unique special-summoning Commander Unit Cards, strategic abilities, and field-based Structure Cards built right on the battlefield! Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate champion and lead the Phoenix Legion to victory?
Takat is a color matching card game of bluffing and deduction for 2-4 players. At the beginning of the game you are secretly assigned one of four goal colors. Your goal is to figure out your opponent’s color without giving away your own. During the game, players take turns placing cards onto a shared board to match colors and make shapes. Points are awarded at the end of the game based on the shapes that correspond to your color. The player with the fewest number of points wins the game. Games last about 15 minutes. This simple but deep strategy game is quick to play but tough to master.
Play as the classic, daring Knight, the chaotic Goblin horde, the colossal, greedy Dragon, a cunning Thief, or even the Cave itself — powerful, brooding, and intent on crushing the living things that dare to disturb its gloomy depths. Each role has its own powers, pieces, and paths to victory…and there can be only one winner.
As the ultimate asymmetric board game, Trove: The Crystal Caverns provides a limitless adventure, playable again and again as your and your friends explore the five different roles in different combinations. Play one-on-one in a race to the death between the Knight and the Goblins, or add in the Dragon and the Cave for deeper and more epic experiences. When you are ready add in the Thief for more treachery.
When heroes are slain, their treasure-filled storage vaults are abandoned and put up for auction. As an aspiring hero, you must outbid your opponents to win these auctions and acquire the gear you need. Will you triumph by collecting a chest of gems and artifacts, or go home with a trunk full of junk?
Outbid, out-bluff, and master the auctions to be victorious in Vault Wars.
Tired of waiting for usable letters in word games?
Build big words in a better way with Wordwright: An ultra-portable, elegantly designed deck of cards where you use prefixes, roots and suffixes to make words with meaning. Play fun, fast-paced or analytical games, with competitive or collaborative goals anywhere.
Wordwright is easy to learn with multiple game variations for solitaire players, couples, families, or groups of friends, and flexibility to invent your own – a valuable addition to any gamer’s collection. Wordwright: re·de·fin·ing word play.
Currently funding on Kickstarter: bit.ly/wordwright