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One of Raine's biggest hobbies has always been gaming. It all started with an Atari and spread out to Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: the Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons. As an artist, Raine takes pride in painting models for games as well as making his own terrain. He's also been a writer for many years, working both in the journalism industry and writing pieces of fiction. He decided to create Initiative : Tabletop as a platform to talk about all things gaming that he simply thought were cool, and reviewing games became a part of it!

Kill Shakespeare Alive on Kickstarter

Kill Shakespeare Board Game

“If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” – William Shakespeare

What if I told you that a world exists where some of literature’s greatest heroes and most fearsome villains are locked in a dangerous battle for glory? The world I speak of is that of Kill Shakespeare, a new co-operative board game up on Kickstarter from IDW Games. I’m a sucker for co-operative board games, and this one really takes the cake, so to speak.

In this board game you’ll need to bind together to protect the realm from King Richard, Lady MacBeth, and the whole of their dark army. Take the role of some of the most heroic of Shakespeare’s characters as you fight to restore peace to a land locked in peril. Together players will embark on quests assigned by the bard himself in attempts to prove their worth to take over as the stalwart protector of the realm.

Look at all that color!

Look at all that color!

The game boasts some really colorful components, and it looks like IDW has this project very well-thought-out. The Kickstarter campaign hosts several different pledge levels, which include everything from picking up digital copies of the comic book that inspired the game, a dice game, artwork, and copies of the game. This will be the launch title for IDW, and it’s set to ship in June.

This is definitely something that will shake up your game shelf. The campaign has just launched, and it’s already nearly funded. I see stretch goals coming in the future, so now would be a great time to jump on the campaign train. Head on over, check out the game, and get ready for some fantastic literary combat.


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