Enter the Kickstarter Games Castle at PAX East

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There’s only one place we know of where you can vanquish dragons and goblins, explore the furthest reaches of outer space, and battle an army of devious infants, all under one roof: the Kickstarter Games Castle at PAX East.

From March 10–12, game publishers, developers, and players will gather in Boston for PAX East, one of the largest games events in North America. We’re back at the event this year with an out-of-this-world mix of Kickstarter-funded video and tabletop games for you to peruse and play.

Featured tabletop games include Elan Lee’s Kickstarter record-smashing Exploding Kittens — which raised more than $8.7 million from nearly 220,000 backers in 2015 — and his newest creation, Bears vs Babies, brought to life with the help of more than 85,000 backers. Also on hand will be Secret Hitler, a game of devious political intrigue co-created by Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin. On the video games front, you’ll be able to dive into the beautiful, melancholic — and occasionally dangerous — worlds of the critically acclaimed The Flame in the Flood and Night in the Woods.

Read on for the full list of Kickstarter-funded games featured at the Kickstarter Games Castle at PAX East 2017 — and sign up for our Games newsletter to receive news and updates from the realm of Kickstarter Games.

Night in the Woods
Night in the Woods

Tabletop games

Exploding Kittens by Elan Lee 
Play the big cards edition of this strategic, Russian Roulette-inspired card game for people who like kittens, explosions, laser beams, and the occasional goat, brought to life with the help of 219,382 backers.

Bears vs Babies by Elan Lee 
Build fearsome monsters to battle a baby brood in this card game from Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman, brought to life with the help of 85,581 backers.

Secret Hitler by Goat, Wolf, & Cabbage
Find and stop the Secret Hitler in this tabletop game of deduction, political intrigue, and betrayal, brought to life with the help of 34,565 backers.

OrganAttack! by The Awkward Yeti 
Remove your opponents’ organs before they remove yours in this twisted and surprisingly educational card game of medicine and pseudoscience, brought to life with the help of 12,798 backers.

The Metagame by Colleen M, John S, and Eric Z 
Show off your smarts and make ridiculous arguments in this card game about pop culture, brought to life with the help of 1,870 backers.

Dragoon by Lay Waste Games LLC 
Battle invading humans in this action-strategy board game where you play as a dragon, brought to life with the help of 1,295 backers.

Vast: The Crystal Caverns by Patrick Leder 
Play as the daring knight, the chaotic goblin horde, the greedy dragon, the cunning thief, or the brooding cave in this cave-crawling board game, brought to life with the help of 5,711 backers.


Video games

Night in the Woods by Infinite Fall 
Run, jump, play bass, and use astral projection to find out what’s hiding in the woods of Possum Springs in this adventure-exploration video game, brought to life with the help of 7,372 backers.

The Flame in the Flood by The Molasses Flood 
Take a river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America in this video game for PC and Mac, brought to life with the help of 7,420 backers.

Starfighter Inc. by Impeller Studios 
Spin, tumble, and strafe your way through a gritty frontier universe in this sci-fi video game powered by hard science. 

Divinity: Original Sin 2 by Larian Studios LLC 
Dwarf or lizard? Elf or human? Choose a side and duke it out in this video game of competitive questing, brought to life by 42,713 backers.

Armello by League of Geeks 
Quest, scheme, and vanquish monsters as a hero from a fairytale animal kingdom in this digital card and board game, brought to life with the help of 6,213 backers.

Perception by The Deep End Games 
Play as a young blind woman compelled to unlock the mysteries of an abandoned estate in this horror-adventure video game, brought to life with the help of 4,347 backers.

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    1. Patrick Leder

      I am really excited to talk to all of the other creators in this room. Is it Friday yet?