We would like to inform you about recommended projects at Kickstarter, Spieleschmiede and Co. at regular intervals.
In this article we introduce you to the expansions for Human Punishment and Dicetopia, as well as the projects Pursuit of Happiness, Gardens of Babylon and Dark Rituals: Malleus Maleficarum.


Human Punishment -
Project: HELL GATE

The German publisher Godot Games launched its Kickstarter expansion campaign today project: HELL GATE Human Punishment 2.0 started and after 14 minutes the desired amount has already been reached. It belongs to the category of "Social Deduction" - games, which are particularly suitable for large numbers of players. It takes place in a cyberpunk setting where each player has a role either as a human, a machine or an outlaw and has to find out who their enemy is in order to fight them.

Human Punishment - project: HELL GATE Cover
Photo: Godot Games

In the crowdfunding campaign for project: HELL GATE scenarios are now included, as are the so-called Automa bosses, who, when they come into play using the new portal cards, introduce new rules. In addition, there are nine new role cards, 17 new programs and 1 new weapon. There are also extended rules and rule variants, including revised and more detailed rules for the basic game Human Punishment 2.0. In addition, cards can be ordered free of charge that were incorrectly printed in the basic game.

By the way, there are different versions of game components. The Deluxe basic game contains XL cardboard tiles which replace simple cards. If you buy this or already have it, we recommend that you order the "Power Up" package with the new expansion. The XL cardboard tiles are closed project: HELL GATE as well as various tokens included.

Link to the Kickstarter campaign

Dicetopia: Roll with the Punches

This project is only online until tomorrow, January 31st, but we don't want to withhold it from you. It is an extension for Dicetopia, which was released in October 2018. In this game we find ourselves in a post-apocalyptic world where factions send their agents into the city to do trade. The players exchange their agents with dice on the city board and carry out an action typical of the district. At the end of the day, what counts are the goals that have been met on the mission cards, most of which relate to the dice that have been exchanged, as well as the number of agents in the districts.

Dicetopia: Roll the Punches cover
Photo: All Or None Games

With the expansion, a new game segment appears in the form of another board with three new areas. Among other things, the sequence of moves can be changed and competitions can be held here. Another element are “poisonous” cubes. They are wild cards, but can no longer be manipulated. In addition, there is material for a fifth player, as well as other factions, missions and scenarios. If you don't have it yet, we can recommend the 1-player Automa expansion and the Factions pack as add-ons. We also recommend one of the Agent Meeple Packs, which upgrade the smaller square tokens to Meeple.
Like the basic game, the expansion contains the languages ​​German, English and French.

Link to the Kickstarter campaign

The Pursuit of Happiness

The crowdfunding project is in the Spieleschmiede The Pursuit of Happiness offered. The original game from Artipia Games achieved a grant of over 78.476 USD on Kickstarter and is now to be localized in German by Kobold Spieleverlag.

Pursuit of Happiness cover
Photo: Artipia Games

The game is for 1 to 4 players, ages twelve and up. In it, the player simulates a whole life from youth to old age. In worker placement manner, hourglass tokens that represent the lifetime are set in order to take up various activities, be it learning, making a career, starting a family and much more. Depending on how healthy you have lived, you can enjoy your retirement a few more laps. In the end, the player who had the happiest life wins.
You can take part in the campaign for 35 euros. With ten euros more you get premium card sleeves.

Link to the Spieleschmiede campaign

Gardens of Babylon: The Cascading Tile Laying Game

This game is a competitive strategy game. The mechanisms used here are the tile-laying mechanism and worker movement. The motif here are the hanging gardens of Babylon, which are referred to as the wonders of the world and each tile depicts one of the “steps”. In the campaign, the authors emphasize that getting started with the game should be very easy.

Gardens of Babylon cover
Photo: Cackleberry Games

In the standard version for 35 USD there are standard meeples and tokens, in the deluxe version for 49 USD, besides more individual features of the meeple and tokens, there is a mini-expansion called "The Assyrian". The shipping costs to Germany would be 14 to 1 USD. The game is for 4 to 10 players, ages 60+, and the game lasts 16 minutes. The project will run for another XNUMX days.

Link to the Kickstarter campaign

Dark Rituals: Malleus Maleficarum

This project is still running on Kickstarter for 14 days. A miniatures game is offered in which the heroes fight against the sorcerer in the “one against all” principle. The sorcerer controls the legions of darkness in the magic medieval setting. It can be played by 2 to 5 players, but fortunately there should be a solo mode.

Dark Rituals: Malleus Maleficarum cover
Photo: DG Games Entertainment

The basic game contains 61 miniatures and is available from a grant of 100 USD, the package including expansion for 124 USD. However, there would be shipping costs of 20 to 30 USD.

Link to the Kickstarter campaign