The Bear’s Pick of Kickstarter Tabletop Games Dec 5 to Dec 11

With a vast array of Kickstarter games being released every week, it’s hard to sift through all the amazing titles vying for your attention.

But don’t worry, The Bear is here!

I’ll be compiling a weekly (hopefully!) list of Tabletop games that have come to Kickstarter over the previous seven days and deserve a moment of your time.

These are my choices from December 5th to 11th:


Mythic Arcana

Mythic Arcana by Tau Leader Games

The Apocalypse has come, Ragnarok prevailed and all that remains are ashes. In this stunning game for 2-4 players, you’ll take turns summoning gods and recruiting them to your cause. Now it’s important you choose wisely as each deity has a variety of abilities; these will allow you to alter dice results, destroy enemy gods and hopefully forge the ultimate pantheon. First person to recruit a god from each domain wins and will reign over the heavens victorious. It’s a deceptively simple game that uses gods from Greek, Norse, Hindu, Egyptian, Shinto Mythologies and folklore.

The artwork for Mythic Arcana is sublime with each card being gorgeously design by Tim Mcburnie; even without the wonderful gameplay, Mythic Arcana offers a chance to peruse these mini masterpieces which should be enough to make anyone back this title.

To get your hands on a copy of the game it  will cost you a minimum of $32.

Mythic Arcana’s campaign ends on the 30th December with delivery expected June 2018.


Tank Chess

Tank Chess by Forsage Games

Like all great tactical games, Tank Chess is a two player game that is easy to learn but will take hours to master. Similar to Chess, Tank Chess is played across a gridden board and uses a variety of pieces that each have their own set of movement and action capabilities. Unlike Chess, you don’t have to move your piece to take another but instead have to be in line of sight of an opposing vehicle. All the individual rules are very simple but when combined together allow for some wonderfully strategic gameplay.

I highly recommend watching the video for the Tank Chess campaign as it will take you through the main mechanics of the game and give you a real taste for the strategic nuances Tank Chess has to offer.

To get your hands on a physical copy of  Tank Chess it’s going to cost you a minimum of $39 though there is also a pocket version of Tank Chess available for $10 that would make a great travel game.

Tank Chess’ campaign ends on the 4th January 2018 with delivery expected by June 2018.


Nemo's War

Nemo’s War: Nautilus upgrade expansion and reprint by Victory Point Games

The campaign for Nemo’s War is actually for the Nautilus Expansion pack which delivers 12 new cards filled with upgrades for Jules Verne’s infamous submarine. However, the reason I was excited by this campaign is because it is being launched with the option to get hold of the second edition of the base game. So if you missed this game first time round, now’s your chance to set sail and explore the ocean blue.

Nemo’s War is a narrative driven solitaire game filled with exploration, danger and treasure. Offering three levels of difficulty, you can choose your motives, the adventure you’ll set sail on as well as the composition of your crew as you immerse yourself in this strategy role-playing experience. It really is a grand adventure that manages to weave a narrative that is both gripping and as dark as the Mariana Trench.

To get your hands on a copy of Nemo’s War it will cost you a minimum of $59 which will get you a copy of the base game and one of the new expansion packs.

The campaign ends on the 22nd December with delivery expected September 2018.


Seat Wars

Seat Wars by La Caravana Gamelab and Aether Tower

At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is have to stand, smiling politely, on the arduous bus journey home. Well the time has come to stand no more! Sharpen those elbows, pretend you’re pregnant and let’s get a seat on this bus.

Seat Wars takes place during rush hour at the end of a tiring day at work. Each player must fight over the available seats in order to score points. To do this, you must outwit your opponents by tactically placing their passengers in the most advantageous seats. Characters can choose to stay where they are or push opponents out of their seats in an attempt to get the best space on the bus. During the journey, you’re able to use a variety of equipment  cards and special events that will modify the course of the game and improve your chances of getting a seat. Manage to stay seated for a whole round and you’ll score points; the player with the most points at the end of the game wins and can crown themselves Champions of Public Transport.

Seat Wars is a fun, fast paced card game that can be played with two to four players. With games lasting around 15 minutes, Seat Wars is perfect for those family game evenings or as a whimsical warm-up.

To receive a physical copy of Seat Wars it’s going to cost you a minimum of MX$630 – now don’t freak out, that’s only £25 or about US$34 and this comes with all the stretch goals and the Kickstarter exclusive content.You can also try before you buy as Seat Wars is offering a print and play version for you to have fun with – available from their Kickstarter campaign page.

Seat Wars’ campaign ends on the 30th December with expected delivery June 2018.


If there are any other board games you think I should check out or a Kickstarter campaign I missed, head over to the contact page and leave me a message.

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