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Most people can remember at least one pretty crazy or vivid dream they had in their life. Whether it made their skin crawl, or filled them with joy, dreams can be powerful things. For game developer P.D. Warne, dreams led him down an unexpected career path which culminated in the creation of his Kickstarter project, the Larklamp.

Have you ever tried to explain how a game works without any visual aids or a copy of the game itself? More often than not it was probably a pretty frustrating experience depending on the complexity of the game. Well the designers at Cheapass Games not only had to explain their newest game Tak in that way, but they had to explain it to its original creator, author Patrick Rothfuss.

There’s a little bit of everything this month, from pure strategy set around Greek gods, to press-your-luck dice games about racing to the Antarctic.

The orchestra has a troublesome artiste in its midst and the manager wants him out! But this isn’t easy when everyone’s roles keep being switched and everything is muddled.

This 4 to 8 player game of bluffing and social deduction is seeking your support on Kickstarter and is connected with The People's Orchestra, a charity that works to help children into orchestras who otherwise could not afford to take part. It’s for a good cause, but is the game fun too?

"We are the Champions, my friend, and we'll keep on fighting ‘til the end....No time for losers, 'cause we are the Champions—of the World!" — Queen

There’s a lot of backstabbing and betrayal afoot this month on Kickstarter, from poisonings and social deduction games to potential love gone wrong. But to lighten the mood there are also cute cats and adorable Cthulhus (yes, apparently Cthulhu can be adorable).

Jobstacles, now on Kickstarter, brings something a little new to the table, taking familiar mechanics and adding a little strategy and definite theme to create a tight, fun, and enjoyable party game.

Who doesn’t want the biggest pile of nachos? Slap your way to win them (but only in this card game — slapping a pile of nachos in real life could get messy).

Can a game get any smaller than a pack of gum? These four pocket-sized games are the next installment in the Pack O Game series and offer a wide range of genres and gameplay.

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