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Casual Game Crowdfunding: Loud About COGZ

Loud About

The final month of 2014 brings to Kickstarter a fun party game, a dice adaptation of a popular board game, strategy games for the whole family, and even one game designed by kids. It’s great to see that children aren’t only playing board games but are interested in the design and creation of them as well.

Loud About

Loud About (Jonathan Jeffrey Lai) – A new party game that combines action and memory, designed for 3 to 8 players. At the beginning of each round you draw two category cards and each player comes up with both an action and a word related to that category. Players then draw cards from the game deck and if their cards match they must try to act out and shout out their opponent's words and actions before the opponent gets through theirs. Whoever was the fastest wins a point. Each game takes about 15 minutes to play.


COGZ (Wesley Lamont of RAEZ) – A strategy game that is suitable for everyone 8 and older and is set in the world of mad scientists and steampunk. Players are attempting to be the first one to fix their professor's broken chromatic cogtraption before he returns. It's a fun, colorful tile laying game that plays in about 30 minutes.

Biblios Dice

Biblios Dice (Dr. Finn's Games) – A dice-adaptation of Biblios, players attempt to increase the number of books in the abbey's scriptorium with reproductions and illustrations. In each round the starting player rolls the dice and chooses one from the dice pool, then in clockwise order the other players each choose one as well. The dice provide resources such as ink and scrolls, but there is also a gold die, which gives the player a gold that can be used at auctions, or the adjustment die that lets them to change the value of the resources. This is a revised version of Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game.


Viceroy (Mayday Games) – Players take on the role of viceroys attempting to build pyramids of power with supports and laws, each of which have different effects depending on what level they are placed in your pyramid of power. The location of the laws and servants in relation to each other is also important, leaving you with a lot of factors to consider with each card you play.

BoardGameGeek: The Card Game

BoardGameGeek: The Card Game (BoardGameGeek) – A card game about a website about board games? In this card game, players compete to play and collect games, trade games, visit thrift stores, buy new games for their collection, and try to earn the most points.

Math! Leave Them Kids Alone!

Math! Leave Them Kids Alone! (Scott King Walker) – This campaign is for a game designed by a group of children between the ages of 10 and 15. A 6x6 grid of cards is laid face down on the table, and six face up cards (the goal cards) are placed to the side. Players then take turns revealing two cards, seeing if they can add, subtract, multiply, divide, square, or cube the numbers on those cards, or any other revealed cards in the grid, to match the numbers displayed on one of the goal cards. If they make a match they take the goal card as a point, replace it with a new one and flip back over the two cards they used. If they were not able to make any matches, the cards are left face up.

Full disclosure: unless otherwise noted, we have not seen or played any of the above games. Our assessment of each is based on the information given on the crowdfunding project page.