Breaking Games Releases 4 The Birds

4 the BirdsBreaking Games just released 4 the Birds, a 2-6 player game that was a finalist in season 1 of Tabletop Deathmatch. It’s a 4-in-a-row (or 4 square) game with twists like a “Pecking Order” among birds, hawks that scatter birds, and action cards to effect the board.

The game is aimed at families, and is touted as a “gateway” game for kids. The game’s designer, Steve Ewoldt says. “I initially created 4 The Birds so my son and his friends could play it together, but as I was developing the game, the whole family was enjoying it.  I realized that this was something adult gamers could get into as well.”

You can get 4 the Birds in stores now for $40, or off the Breaking Games website.

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Crowdfunding Highlights

Holy cow, I’ve got to learn woodworking and leathercrafting or just get at least $70 together and buy one of these awesome spellbook gaming boxes from Elder Wood. Look at that image below! Oh my goodness! Foam inserts for cards, dice, minis, and more? A reflective surface for use as a dry erase board? The project has already been funded, so follow this link to their kickstarter with your disposable income.


Skip Trace, a party game about bounty hunters featured on Tabletop Deathmatch, is in the final days of a Kickstarter campaign. The boss throws down three cards: an Objective (“Quietly take out…”), a Target (“…delusional cosplayer…”), and a Location (“…at the DMV”). Other players, the hunters, play item cards (“Definitely Not Poison”, “Anime Body Pillow”, and “Enough Legos to Build What You Want.”) to explain how they would accomplish the mission. Back at the $25 level and they’ll send you a goofy fun murder laughfest in a few months.

Hey, whoa, Dice of the Dead? Didn’t I pick up a set of these at Gen Con a few years back? Oh, Battle Bunker Games is making a third set of Zombie-themed six-siders! So a short review time: the set I have are really neat with a biohazard symbol or zombie silhouette on the 6 side of the 16mm die. They’re as good as any of the Chessex six-siders. (I have a feeling that they were custom-made Chessex dice.) This version is purple and silver with four designs (zombie hand, tombstone, skull/brains, and blood splatter) on the six. $15 gets you eight zombie-themed dice.

argoAlthough I don’t have a favorite game designer, I seem to own (and regularly play) a lot of Bruno Faidutti-designed games. So when I stumbled across Burno Faidutti and Serge Larget’s Argo on Kickstarter, I was surprised it wasn’t already funded! UPDATE: Apparently, so were Flatlined Games, who have just cancelled the funding campaign to “reboot it with a better suited
pledge and stretch goals.” They’ll keep us in the loop when Argo returns to Kickstarter. Now, back to the game snapshot already in progress. Here’s the deal: you control a bunch of astronauts, awakened from cold storage, and you’ve got to get off the ship. Because of aliens. But just like the movie Alien, where there were a lot of people in the Nostromo’s crew, the escape pod won’t hold them all. The modular board will have thick, debossed tiles (think Space Hulk) and has been upgraded to include miniatures. Pledge 30 Euros to Flatlined Games (with local shipping options in US, Canada, most of Europe), and you can get your own copy.

The Delta Green RPG is being updated as standalone game and the funding campaign has just over a week left. Take your Cthulhu mythos, move it from the 1920s to the War on Terror, and throw it against an off-the-books government operation charged with stopping the apocalypse and you’ve got Delta Green.  $50 gets you the basic game (or the 1960’s Fall of Delta Green game), and look at all those add-ons and extras, but not too long or you’ll go insane. Geez, as I’m writing this, Arc Dream Publishing just went and hit another stretch goal!


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