Eternity Wars is a board game based off Real Time Strategy video games. It is the third attempt by Alice Entertainment LLC to produce a Kickstarter project.
Players: 2 -4 (with expansion)
Time: 45 – 60 minutes
Estimated Delivery: May 2015
Location: Geneseo, NY
This is the third attempt to Kickstarter Eternity Wars. The first attempt was done under the name Patration Wars and the second attempt under Eternity Wars. The Kickstarter page goes into a fair amount of detail about the game and includes videos about the rules, as it did with the previous version of the campaign that we reviewed. Little has changed in regard to actual content, and there wasn’t really anything that was lacking in that regard.
The main differences between this campaign and the previous one rests in the rewards. The base tiers cost less and there are more premium tiers. The number of add-ons and the level of attention given to those add-ons has also increased a lot.
From the Campaign
Eternity Wars: The Card Game is a two-player strategy card game of epic warfare. Players construct buildings to establish economic superiority on an expanding battlefield. Armies are deployed to clash in fantastic battles. And in the end, the player who destroys a government center first is the winner.
In a distant universe there is a planet known as Inferno. It is a battleground where advanced life forms considered gods and aliens unleash their creations in fantastic wars. On the continent of Ember, four different races, all with no knowledge of their status as pawns, fight what they believe are their own battles. And so armies of bloodthirsty Thall, disciplined human soldiers, unified animal warriors, and endless ranks of undead clash in epic warfare!
Pledge Levels: 7 levels ranging from $1 – $500
End Date: Wed, Oct 29 2014 9:00 PM EDT
Chances of success
Decreasing the base goal and modifying the reward tiers has given Eternity Wars a fighting chance to succeed. The number of fans on the Eternity Wars Facebook page is still a bit limited, which is concerning, but at least they now have multiple fans on BoardGameGeek. Justin also made sure to engage the backers by thanking them after the first day of the campaign, noting that the campaign has already reached over 50% of its initial goal. The one concern I have is regarding the quality of the end result based on the $3,000 mark. If the campaign ends close to the $3,000 mark, I think we might see a risk of the team running out of funds and so they would have to draw from personal funds.