Guess how much Cards Against Humanity raised on Kickstarter.

$5 million? $10 million?

The answer?

$15,570.

Pretty shocking, right?

Not really.

That was back in 2010, when Kickstarter board games didn’t go viral and raise millions.

Now they do.

Here’s our list of the best Kickstarter board games of 2019:

 

The Best Kickstarter Board Games of 2019

 


March 2019


 

13. Waste Knights: Second Edition

 

 

 

Waste Knights is a post-apocalyptic board game in which Australia’s indebted government has been bailed out by a private corporation.

Those SOBs then begin conducting evil experiments on citizens.

It’s like if the U.S. got taken over by JC Penny, who then forced everyone to wear their clothes.

What a nightmare that would be.

 

 

 

12. Wavelength

 

 

“A broccoli cheddar bowl is a very warming thing.”

That’s a direct quote from their campaign video.

Which gave absolutely NO indication of how to play Wavelength.

So I actually had to read their page to figure it out.

Which, yes I know, took a scary amount of extra effort.

It basically works like this:

One person in the group knows where a hidden arrow is pointing between two points on a spectrum.

Their job is to get the rest of the group to figure out exactly where the arrow is pointing by giving a clue.

So if the far left said, “short” and the far right said “tall” and the arrow was pointing very far right, you might want to give the clue, “Shaquille O’Neal riding a giraffe.”

 

11. Coloma

 

 

Coloma reminds me of a modern day Oregon Trail in board game form.

So if it’s anything like that game, you’ll spend a lot of time killing far more meat than you could ever possibly carry and watching your friends slowly die of dysentery.

Your goal in Coloma is to settle the new West while striking it rich.

 

10. Throw Throw Burrito

 

 

The makers of the most-backed Kickstarter campaign ever are at it again.

And this time things are gettin’ spicy.

Throw Throw Burrito is the world’s first game where you collect cards and throw burritos at your friends.

It’s sorta like dodgeball for hungry people.

(Which is an all-too accurate description of Taco Night at my house.)

You can read our full Throw Throw Burrito review here.

 

 

 

 


February 2019


 

9. Hyperspace

 

 

Have you guys ever taken a deep breath, looked up at the stars, and thought to yourself, “Damn, space is amazing.”

No?

Me neither!

Still, Hyperspace looks pretty dang bada**.

Choose from 25 different highly unique alien civilizations as you try to dominate the galaxy in this supremely challenging strategy board game.

 

 

 

8. Vindication Board Game

 

 

The goal of Vindication is to restore your lost honor before the end of the epoch.

But I lost my honor long ago when I ate 6 Twinkies in an 11-minute span.

Anyway, well over 5,000 backers seem to agree that this is one Kickstarter board game not to be missed.

 

 

7. Human Punishment – Project Hell Gate

 

 

Naming a game “Human Punishment” sounds strangely sexual.

But I’ve been assured that this game is strictly PG-13.

It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and features some SWEET lookin’ ID cards.

 

 

6. PARKS – The Board Game

 

 

My parents live in Montana. (Hi, mom!)

So I’ve actually been to Yellowstone quite a few times. (No big deal or anything.)

PARKS does an outstanding job capturing the beauty of our national parks in an ultra-playable board game with tons of re-play value.

 

5. Munchkin Dungeon by CMON

 

 

Game maker CMON is to Kickstarter board games what LeBron James is to the NBA…

The undisputed king.

They’re back with their whopping 36th game in Munchkin Dungeon.

Does anyone else think that name is incredibly hard to say?!

 

 

4. Suburbia – Collector’s Edition

 

 

Have you guys ever seen the movie Disturbia with Shia LaBeouf?

I remember seeing it in high school and thinking it was really good, but NO ONE ever talks about it.

What does that have to do with Suburbia?

Absolutely nothing, but the name reminded me of that movie.

In all seriousness, this game actually looks really cool.

You try to build the best city, which attracts the largest population.

It’s kind of like a hybrid of Sims and Catan.

The original game came out a full 7 years ago, but this collector’s edition features all of the expansion packs and some cool new perks, too!

 

 


January 2019


 

3. Air Deck 2.0 – The Ultimate Travel Playing Cards

 

Best Kickstarter Board Games 2019

 

Now don’t think for a second that these are just normal playing cards cut in half.

Ok, they’re pretty much just normal playing cards just cut in half.

BUT that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get them.

Their incredibly compact size makes them perfect for traveling.

And a heavy-duty, 100% waterproof finish means these will last for YEARS without breaking down.

 

Best Kickstarter Board Games 2019

2. Onimaru 

 

Best Kickstarter Board Games 2019

 

Like Beyonce, Sting, and LeBorn, this game needs but one name.

ONIMARU!!!!!!!!

(Did you just yell that in your head because I definitely did.)

It’s an completely interactive strategy game featuring all sorts of fully customizable attacks.

You can even create your own one-of-a-kind hero on your way to total domination.

 

Best Kickstarter Board Games 2019

1. Malkyrs – The Interactive Card Game

 

Best Kickstarter Board Games 2019

 

Smelly cheese and elongated loafs of bread aren’t the only things coming out of France these days.

The French team behind Malkyrs made a super interactive trading card game that combines the best of digital and physical gaming.

You can digitally scan your trading cards to trade, level up, and play online, while also using the physical cards with friends who live nearby.

It’s the perfect combo to maximize both fun AND long-term playability.


Best Kickstarter Board Games 2019

 


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