To round out the 2018 list-a-thon, here are some of the games that I am anticipating in 2018:
Mythic Battles: Pantheon- Technically this is cheating as it arrived a few days ago and looks great. There are a bunch of different play-modes from skirmish to co-operative one-vs-all type scenarios.
Founders of Gloomhaven- Based sorely on Gloomhaven, I am hoping a more straightforward euro-type game with a story will highlight a few less weaknesses of the system.
The City of Kings- This looks like Gloomhaven, but based more on a Total War style formula as opposed to Diablo-esque campaign. Sign me up (and it is another big box, sigh).
Sine Tempore- I didn’t end up backing this, but it looks cool (taking the time action system from Dragon and Flagon and adding in a co-operative scenario-based game around it.
Clash of Rage- Similar to Sine Tempore, I really love the customising of your units in a war game. I didn’t back it but am hoping it is good (and I have so many wargames I don’t play already).
Swords and Sorcery Expansions- Probably my favorite pure dungeon crawl at the moment, this should add more variety and different missions.
Scythe: Rise of Fenris- Well, of course. There are also other expansions (Millenium Blades, etc.) that should be good.
Empyreal: Spells and Steam- This has me with the theme alone (magic railroads). Level 99 has never left me down.
Too Many Bones- The Kickstarter should be coming along with the Undertow expansion. Really looking forward to this one. Similar to Roll Player as well.
Rise of Tribes- This game looks really pretty and has some neat dice-play. It has also piqued the interest of my partner so should be easy to get to the table.
Cavern Tavern/Rise of Nobility- Arriving as a Kickstarter package, these look really good ameri-thrash euro games.
Hand of Fate Ordeals/Smiths of Winterforge- More for the company (Rule and Make) than the actual games, these are the first big-box type games I am getting from them. I think Smiths will be fine but Hands of Fate looks a bit concerning.
The Kings Guild- A Kickstarter that I grabbed an early bird and then forgot to look into it too much more, I am curious about this game and think it may be fortune that I kept it (as I was going to probably cancel it with the plethora of Kickstarters).
So they are the games I am looking forward to the most. I have noticed allot of them are Kickstarters. This is because they seem to care about hyping and promoting games allot more than publishers (probably because they rely on hype allot). There are some other games I am anticipating but I don’t have much hope of them actually releasing in 2018.