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PAX East 2014 – Kickstarter Projects & Successes: Attack the Darkness, High Heavans, Mix, Pleasant Dreams, Kobolds, Resistor & Runes and Ruin

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Board Game: Attack the Darkness
PAX East 2014 was a fantastic event, bringing together gamers and games from around the world. In this report, we take a look at games currently raising funds on Kickstarter or previously crowdfunded games that are now published.

Attack the Darkness

Talk about a loaded box, Attack the Darkness features hundreds of cards to create random dungeon adventures for you and your friends. It has a unique twist in that you add modifiers to your attacks that determine their ultimate strength.




Board Game: High Heavens
High Heavens

The aerial miniatures game High Heavens has been through two successful Kickstarter campaigns, and it had a strong showing at PAX East. The miniatures look excellent, and the way the miniatures actually stand above the game board was drawing a lot of attention.




Board Game: Mix!
Mix!

Now on Kickstarter (KS link), the tactical card game Mix! has you mixing colors to score points all the while trying to achieve a secret goal. It features clean and simple design with pretty straightforward rules




Board Game: Pleasant Dreams
Pleasant Dreams

The two-player bluffing and card-counting game Pleasant Dreams is playable in just five minutes, and we actually played through a game before doing the video. The Kickstarter finished in April 2014, and the game should be available before the end of the year.




From gallery of W Eric Martin
Kobolds and Resistor

This was the first year for the UnPub area at PAX East. Springing from the East Coast convention for unpublished board games, UnPub provides a place for new designers to show off their games. As an example of what was being showed, here are two games from a pair of designers: Kobolds and Resistor.






From gallery of W Eric Martin
Runes and Ruin

From Fifth Column Games, a company that generally does digital games, comes this new Bang!-inspired card game. Runes and Ruin looks to change up the classic hidden roles formula.

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