Once again, crowdfunding board games are competing for the fans' favor and money via Kickstarter. The thirteenth calendar week closes March with some top-class project starts. Fans should expect, among others, Soul Raiders by Splendor author Marc André or John Company: Second Edition, which author Cole Wehrle throws into races with his studio Wehrlegig Games. The board game Sentinels of Multiverse Definitive Edition would also have been a candidate for a more detailed presentation, but it is now known that Frosted Games is launching the game in a German version - Kickstarter is rather unnecessary, at least for fans in this country. And then there's the new work from Archona Games, Magna Roma, which this time doesn't come as a slimmed-down budget version of a board game. 


Spring has begun, and Kickstarter is once again showing its best side at the end of March. Several top-class campaigns have started this week, a few are still to come - for example the board game Arcana Magica or Planet Fulcum from PD Games. Several titles were eagerly awaited this week, including Soul Raiders, the new work by Splendor creator Marc André. Instead of entertaining suspense, this card-heavy title is about a strong narrative experience - and cooperatively at that.

Als Spotlight haben wir dennoch ein anderes Brettspiel ausgewählt: Magna Roma nämlich. Nach einigen abgespeckten, aber spielerisch solide bis guten Budget-Varianten von populären Brettspielkonzepten geht Archona Games mit einem „echten Spiel“ ins Rennen um die Gunst der Fans.

SPOTLIGHT: Magna Roma

Auf Ausflüge ins All und die Zeit der Samurai im Alten Japan folgt nun ein Trips ins antike Rom. Das Legespiel Magna Roma von Archona Games ist unter deutscher Beteiligung und der Projektleitung von Milan Tasevski entstanden. Ein besonderes „Goodie“ für Fans präsentiert Archona Games direkt im Rahmen der Kickstarter-Kampagne, genauer: beim Einführungsvideo. Niemand Geringerer als Ian McNeice hat für das Video eingesprochen; der britische Schauspieler ist unter anderem bekannt für seine Rollen als Baron Wladimir Harkonnen in Dune oder als Gerichtsmediziner im Johnny-Depp-Streifen „From Hell“. Wer die Kampagne also nicht unterstützen möchte, sollte sich mindestens das sehenswerte Video anschauen.

Magna Roma is a strategic placement game for up to four players. Image: Archona Games

Magna Roma is a strategic placement game for up to four players. Image: Archona Games

Otherwise Magna Roma presents itself close to well-known placement game concepts, but also comes up with an innovative resource generator. The board game is aimed at up to four players, but can optionally also be played alone. Even if it is a full board game, the playing time of Magna Roma is moderate with up to 90 minutes.

Archona Games recently drew attention to itself with the action programming board game Small Samurai Empires, das ebenfalls als Crowdfunding über Kickstarter finanziert worden ist. War das Samurai-Brettspiel noch von der günstigen Sorte, liegt der Preis für Magna Roma deutlich höher: rund 50 Euro müssen Spieler für den Standard-Pledge hinlegen, wer „all-in geht“, zahlt rund 100 Euro – Versand und Steuern nicht eingerechnet. In Summe müssen Spieler für den Deluxe-Pledge also mit einem Investitionsbetrag von etwa 150 Euro rechnen.

The Kickstarter campaign on Magna Roma has already started - and has long since reached the targeted mark of almost 26.000 euros. Almost 450 supporters have now poured over 30.000 euros into the crowdfunding project. The board game should be delivered in May 2022.

ARE STARTING OR HAVE STARTED THESE KICKSTARTER BOARD GAMES:

  • V commands by Triton Noir: from March 29th
  • Long Shot: The Dice Game: from March 30th
  • Vigilant by Paranoia Rising Games: March 30th
  • John Company: Second Edition by Wehrlegig Games: from March 30th
  • Lasting tales by Blacklist Games: March 30th
  • Poetic License by Arena Games LLC: March 30th
  • Sentinels of Multiverse Definitive Edition by Greater Than Games: March 30th
  • Inventor gadgets by Enhance Games: March 30th
  • Magna Roma by Archona Games: March 30th
  • Soul Raiders by One for All: from March 31st
  • Rise of the Gnomes by August Games (self-published): from March, exact date unknown
  • The Great Race II - Wild West & Far East by Platypus Game: from March, exact date unknown
  • Arcana Magica self-published: from March, exact date unknown
  • Ravage: Swamps of Delgor by Beardy Brothers: from March, exact date unknown
  • Planet Fulcrum by PD Games Ltd: April 1st
  • Race to Insanity self-published: April 1st
  • LOOP by Blackbody Lab: April 2nd

Source: Kickstarter / Kicktraq


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