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February has been a great month for Kickstarter games, featuring a wide assortment from the creative mixing of tabletop and digital components, to gorgeous artwork, and some great game companies.

The three-story game board instantly captures your imagination and interest, but the 3D tower is a lot more than just a gimmick: it’s a core part of the mechanics and gameplay of Zombie Tower 3D — now on Kickstarter.

A.D.A.P.T. is a new game on Kickstarter that seems to solidly fit the casual niche that we are always on the lookout for. After a failed campaign in November, the publisher has come back with a vengeance.

This month brings the next installment in the highly successful Tiny Epic line of games. Also on Kickstarter is a real-time co-op, a game about alien real estate, and much more.

Aw, a cute little bunny…that’s trying to eat you. As is the zombie groundhog over there and that zombie moose. It seems your fun evening of camping has turned sour and you and your friends have to race out of the forest and to safety! But where zombies are involved, it’s everyone for themselves and only one of you can make it out of the Nightmare Forest alive — coming soon to Kickstarter.

Fantasy takes center stage this month, with magical creatures inhabiting dungeons, attacking cities, and even playing a few rounds of baseball.

Dice games are nicely represented this month, with three games on Kickstarter that feature various amounts of rolling the dice. Between that, looting vaults, and pitching films in a party game for 4 to 10 players, this month offers a wide variety of casual games seeking funding on Kickstarter.

This is the month for cooperative games on Kickstarter, with three of them making this month’s roundup. Also present is a two-player strategy game, and a tribute to 80s' horror films.

One of the best tools in gaming's arsenal to expand the range of people playing games is an engaging theme. A game may be incredibly well designed, but it's hard to tell that from the box, and so its theme often has to do the heavy lifting of drawing in potential players.

This is a month for fun thematic mechanics such as spiders joining cults and Krakens patrolling the oceans. Also, this month brings us the campaign for Tabletopia, a digital platform for playing and publishing board games.

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