Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Cthulu: death may die Kickstarter

Another week, another Cthulu-themed board game appears on Kickstarter. This one is from Cool Mini or Not, and it shows in that the focus here seems more on the miniatures … Continue reading

July 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

A different Zombicide

The Zombicide trains continues rolling. This once-Kickstarted board game is now well and truly established as a top seller at retail. The makers of the game still use Kickstarter as … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Iron Harvest on Kickstarter

I’ve long been a fan of Jakub Rozalski’s artwork, and I’m far from the only one. The recent Scythe boardgame was based on his work. Now his art and worldbuilding … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 4 Comments

A different kind of RPG

A different kind of RPG appeared on Kickstarter recently, and it already has a fair number of backers. Good Society is an RPG setting where you are placed in a … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Freyja’s Wrath Kickstarter

Bad Squiddo Games has a new Kickstarter up for some great viking age miniatures. Annie Norman started her miniatures business when as a wargamer she found her choice of female … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fun with playmats

Playmats are a non-essential accessory for card game players. Despite playing Magic since 2001, I’ve never found the need to own one. After the arrival of this package, I won’t … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · 4 Comments

Tabletop games earn $137 million on Kickstarter in 2017

Polygon has the article, but tabletop games are storming through the Kickstarter dollars right now. Polygon has chosen to compare tabletop with videogames. Clearly the tabletop hobby is not 10 … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment