Monday, January 23, 2012

Kickstart the Week: For The Win! - Zombies, Pirates, Ninjas, Aliens, and Monkeys by Michael Mindes

For The Win looks and acts like an abstract strategy tile game, but it's loaded with theme. Well many themes, actually. Zombies, pirates, ninjas, aliens, and monkeys all must battle (and also unite) in this new kickstarter project by Tasty Minstrel Games.

Click through the jump for more details and info.

For The Win! is a two player tile laying game by the same company that has brought us Eminent Domain, Martian Dice and Belfort. In the early reviews it has been compared to Hive, but it's noted that it stands out on it's own as well.
The Basics:
The Zombie turns other characters into zombies.
The Pirate shoots people out of cannons, moving them wherever you want.
The Ninja through the power of stealth can disappear and reappear wherever desired.
The Alien utilizes its tractor beam to pull people next to it.
The Monkey messes everything up and toggles all of her neighbors.

Be the first person to get one of each adjacent to each other, FOR THE WIN! 

This game took a very interesting approach and offered three limited reward levels where you could pay what you wanted. Starting with $5, then $10, then $15. Free shipping too. All sold out very quickly and it's settled at the final price point of $20 (with free US shipping).

There are a few more reward levels that offer t-shirts and retailer bundles that break the game down to $10 per copy.

The goal is $15,000 and thanks to over 900 backers, it's almost there. There's a little over two weeks to get a little under $2000. With more and more reviews coming in, the word is really getting out there. (Check back later this week for ours. We're putting together a cross-country multi-camera video review / game session)

Check out For The Win! - Zombies, Pirates, Ninjas, Aliens, and Monkeys on Kickstarter!

..and just a quick update on our previously featured Kickstart the Week projects.

The comic collection, Oceanverse, is currently at 188% funded with $5,184 in pledges, and 23 days left to go.
The card game LangGuini ended successfully at 245% funded with $5,397 in pledges.

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