Ein Miniaturenspiel zu Dragon Ball Z auf Kickstarter? Und dann auch noch als fertiges Produkt? Fans von aus Europa und den USA hätten Luftsprünge vor Freude gemacht, aber das neue Brettspiel von Kids Logic erscheint aus lizenzrechtliche Gründen vorerst nur in Asien. Ein leises Kamehameha dafür, dass der Titel irgendwann vielleicht doch den Weg auf den westlichen Spielzeugmarkt schafft.
The Dragon Ball Z miniatures game is cool anyway
Even if the board game will not be officially available in this country for the time being, the idea is pretty cool for fans: With eight miniatures already painted, players in Dragon Ball Z - Smash Battle: The Miniature Game can compete against each other in the arena.
The board game is primarily aimed at beginners, but is also suitable for advanced players. Behind the miniature game with the somewhat bulky name is a classic, entertaining game concept that, according to the manufacturer, Kids Logic, is reminiscent of superhero tabletops. Step by step, 2 to 4 players move their fighters (heroes and villains from the Dragon Ball universe) through the arena using skills.
Dragon Ball Z - Smash Battle: The Miniature Game is not a pure 1-on-1 board game, but relies on several modes, in which team battles are also possible. Strategic decisions based on the composition of the teams should have an impact here. The combination is not completely arbitrary: Dragon Ball Z - Smash Battle is based on similar arena games and uses a points system. Heroes and villains have individual point values based on their fighting strength, which may not exceed a total of 20. Once the teams are in place, we can start.
The actual action phase is preceded by an event, represented by a deck of event cards, which on the one hand represent the scenario of the current round, but also influence the characters. There will be more than 50 events - also thanks to various "stretch goals". Players must then determine the order of action in which their fighters will take action.
The highlight: Dragon Ball Z - Smash Battle: The Miniature Game works with app support; at least if the corresponding stretch goal is achieved. The app should speed up the game and be linked directly to the game board through augmented reality features. The Dragon Ball Z board game is aimed primarily at fans. In terms of play, the title will probably be rather shallow, but action-packed.
Around 28.000 euros have already flowed into the Kickstarter campaign. Of course, there is no funding goal - after all, the game is already finished. The proceeds are used by Kids Logic solely to start production costs. That way you can Kickstarter as a company Of course, also use it - whether that is in the sense of crowdfunding is another matter.
Confusing: Depending on the selected pledge level, European countries can be selected for shipping. For licensing reasons, the players will not be shipped to Europe or the USA.
The cost of the Dragon Ball Z - Smash Battle: The Miniature Game is between around 80 US dollars for the basic set and 190 US dollars for the deluxe package. The board game for Dragon Ball Z is due to hit the market in December 2020.
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