Meg’s Radar #1


Welcome to the very first Meg’s Radar list!

If you missed the announcement, this list will act as a way to keep you (and me) informed about games and comics that have come onto Kickstarter. It’s my goal, to put this list out weekly, which means that there won’t ever be a set number for the list. These are projects that I think are interesting, have potential, or are projects I think some of you may like. I may pull from these lists to make my full spotlights as well.


Catacombs & Castles by Elzra Games


Photo Credit: Catacombs & Castles Kickstarter campaign page

  • 2-4 Players Cooperative
  • 2-6 Players Competitive
  • 30 minutes
  • Age 14+

If you are a fan of dexterity games, then you are no doubt familiar with Catacombs™ by Elzra Games. Catacombs & Castles will be compatible with the third edition of Catacombs™ and the upcoming expansion, Wyverns of Wylemiur. However, it can also act as a standalone game. The game can be played both cooperatively and competitively. Catacombs & Castles, brings new mechanics and a streamlined rule set; play time is fast with minimal learning curve. Players flick discs to defeat monsters and defeat the dungeon.

Days left in campaign: 22

Pledge level to get the game: $59

Trick of the Rails by Justin Schaffer (Terra Nova Games)


Photo Credit: Trick of the Rails Kickstarter campaign page

  • 3-5 Players 
  • 20 minutes
  • Age 10+

In Trick of the Rails, you are an investor trying to get the most out of your railroad. This will be the 2nd edition run for Trick of the Rails. Originally, this was a Japanese game that was released as a limited print run in 2011. With the help of Todd Sanders (…and then we held hands) and Ian O’Toole (The Gallerist, Stockpile, Vinhos), Terra Nova games has brought this game back to life with a limited time campaign (15 day instead of 30).

Days left in campaign: 12

Pledge level to get the game: $13

PWNs: A Game of Strategic Mayhem by Ryan Boyle (Awry Games)


Photo Credit: PWNs BGG page

  • 2-4 players
  • 20-45 minutes
  • Age 10+

PWNs is a chaos filled strategy game, where players man a team of quirky characters battling for domination. The board features terrain tiles with patterns that can be different every game, and to add more to the chaos, not all terrain is safe! Each of your characters will also receive their own special abilities, to help you defeat your enemies. PWNs presents unique strategy and setup that changes with every play.

Days left in campaign: 18

Pledge level to get the game: $29

Highwaymen by Fat Chance Games


  • 2-4 players
  • 30-90 minutes

Highwaymen is a semi-cooperative dice rolling game where players try to steal gold from an escorted stage-coach. The game uses combination of dice rolling action, backstabbing, and tile exploration to create the thrill of being a highway robber. Players must defeat the waves of escorts in order to attack the coach and gain the spoils. Initially the highwaymen work together to bring down the escorts and the coach, but thieves will be thieves, and players can backstab their fellow highwaymen to steal their cuts of the gold. At the end of the game, the highwayman with the most gold will be named the winner!

Days left in campaign: 25

Pledge level to get the game: £30 ($44 USD)

The Pirate Republic by Tom Butler (Green Feet Games)


  • 2-4 Players
  • 90-115 minutes
  • Age 14+

The Pirate Republic is a semi-cooperative, strategic, 4x that takes place in the early 1700’s, when piracy and exploration is at its peak . Players will take on the persona of one of four infamous pirates: Anne Bonny, Blackbeard, Jack Rackham, or Sam Bellamy. Players will work together to complete collaborative missions, fight the European imperialists, and create their own empires. The game will also feature Chris Collingwood’s beautiful, historically themed artwork.

Days left in the campaign: 20

Pledge level to get the game: $55

Well, that’s it for the first radar list. Thanks for reading! 🙂


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