Welcome to the first edition of We Have Thoughts! We’ve been a bit behind on blogging the last week or so, but, with good reason! The cute side of the twosome, Chessie, has been working hard at her new job. She started just last week and she is the main one to get me writing; so sorry guys! We are still here and we’re passionate about games, it just means we may be a bit lapse until we get our schedules sorted again.

ANYWAY! You want to hear about games. So, with our big box of Zombicide pledge arriving in the last few weeks, see our speedy unboxing here, it made us think of all the lovely games we’ve got coming in the next year from Kickstarter.

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  • Publisher: Stonemaier Games
  • Players: 1-5
  • Estimated arrival: July 2016

If you like board games and exist in some form on the internet, you have probably at least seen Scythe around. We have to say, we are a huge admirer of Jamey Stegmaier. If you ever want to understand the true meaning of fantastic customer services in this industry, or any to be honest, then you need to look at what he does. For example, a one month trial with no questions asked full refund (including postage) on Scythe. This alone shows not only that he has confidence in his own game, but he is willing to go that extra step to assure his Kickstarter adopters that they are getting a good product. Furthermore, there are Reddit posts about just how good he and his company is at communicating and developing trust with consumers.

Massive Darkness

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  • Publisher: Cool Mini Or Not
  • Players: 1-6
  • Estimated arrival: Apr 2017

Having been really excited for this game at the start; we’re currently re-thinking our pledge (as of writing the game still has 11 days to go). The game LOOKS amazing and our thoughts are nothing to do with the game itself; It’s the sheer amount of extras that come with it. Yes, it’s amazing that the goals are there, it really does help to increase funding and value. However, we have been playing Zombicide: Black Plague without any of the extras for months; and now that they have finally arrived from our Kickstarter order, we personally feel like we have too many miniatures to really sort out and store. The base box of Zombicide: Black Plague is plenty for us to enjoy the game; we are thinking Massive Darkness will be the same. Your experience may vary here depending how often you play the same game. We tend to only do multiple repeat plays of a game for review purposes; there’s so many games out there and we tend to lean toward variety. BUT… This game is looking to be excellent value, so check it out if you like Dungeon crawls!

The Others: 7 Sins

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  • Publisher: Cool Mini Or Not
  • Players: 2-5
  • Estimated arrival: Aug 2016

Look, we like Blood Rage round here okay? We really do… can’t help but talk about that game with utter glee. So when Eric Lang, the designer of Blood Rage announces his next game; you can be sure that we are going to pay attention and back it. We actually have reservations about how good The Others will ultimately end up being, due to some mechanism choices and the exploding dice mechanic (allowing potential infinite additional dice). But Luke is especially excited about this one for the very reasons we just said; it’s frakin’ Eric Lang’s NEXT game.

Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia

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  • Publisher: Cool Mini Or Not
  • Players: 1-5
  • Estimated arrival: Nov 2016

Imagine waking up to find your significant other, Chessie, really keen to play a dice based dungeon crawl without direct Player vs player combat? Well, we were in that situation for a while; and then a long game Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia, to scratch that very peculiar itch. Also, as part of the Kickstarter you could get a chibi Luke Smith from Watch It Played; a channel we absolutely admire and respect. So this was kind of an instant back for us. We still think the game might ultimately be very random; but hey, sometimes random chaos can be fun in its own right.

Dale of Merchants 2

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  • Publisher: Snowdale Design
  • Players: 2-4
  • Estimated arrival: Oct 2016

No guesses for which one of the twosome is excited about this one. Expected to arrive in October 2016 (Near Chessie’s birthday may I add), we’re pretty excited to receive, play and review this game. Our review on the first game gained so much love and we’re pretty sure this love is going to extend to the second game.

Game of Blame

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  • Publisher: Warm Acre
  • Players: 2-4
  • Estimated arrival: Sept 2016

As of writing this post, Game of Blame still has 24 days to go and it’s been funded; it had a very modest £3,000 target. I am hoping the £5,000 target is unlocked as it’s a gaming mat and they are always useful. If you head over to their kickstarter page, you’ll also see our little comment under the campaign details. We played the game over at UKGE and we can’t wait0 to receive this package later in the year.

Secret Hitler 

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  • Publisher: (Self Published)
  • Players: 5-10
  • Estimated arrival: Sept/Oct 2016

We love the hype around this game. Allowing anyone to print off the print and play version was a great decision; we play it most Sundays at the gaming club. Lie, Bluff and manipulate each other to get Hitler into power. Because we get to play this almost weekly; we don’t mind them taking some time with the retail version, but will enjoy it all the same when it does arrive.


Quickly, Before Chessie sees this; I am going to sneak in a final mention here…
*Luke takes over the post*

Yooka-Laylee

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  •  Players: 1
  • Estimated Arrival: March 2017
  • Not a Board Game

That developer we all loved for the Nintendo 64 got back together, you know, RARE. They are finally making in essence, the Banjo-Kazooie 3 we have all wanted… They just had to call it Yooka-Laylee due to licensing etc. I get it; this isn’t a board game but hey, it was a Kickstarter and it is a game I am excited for… Alright, I’ll hand you back to Chessie now…


*Chessie sighs and takes back over*

So thank you for giving this a read, or a skim! We really hope you enjoyed this post and please tell us what Kickstarters you’re excited for? Perhaps we missed some great ones!

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