Awaken Realms’ This War Of Mine Now Live On Kickstarter

May 10, 2016 by brennon

Awaken Realms have now launched their Kickstarter for This War Of Mine: The Board Game. We talked about this a while back when we looked at the massive diorama they had made for the game BUT now you can get stuck into the project…

This War Of Mine (Contents)

This War Of Mine is a fantastic PC game where you get to play those survivors that try and make ends meet while in the midst of a war. No soldiers, no heroes, just survivors. Awaken Realms are looking to replicate that with this neat looking game.

Inside The Game

The game is packed with all sorts of goodies allowing you to play out this survival game on the tabletop. You can see some of the components below but as you can see above there’s quite a lot to cover!

Core Box #1

First up you get a set of characters for you to play as which are looking fantastically well detailed.

This War Of Mine Characters

One of the neat things that I do like is that you get a nice organiser in the box – more games need these. Box control is key!
Core Box #2

The board itself is great looking and is packed with little details. It mirrors the house from the video game nicely. Of course this also brings up a few more things about the game and how it plays…

  • Events that will never repeat the same way
  • Quick and easy set-up to get right into the game
  • A meaningful story (1000 adventures!)
  • High quality miniatures
  • Save Game mechanic for when you run out of time during a session
  • Aftereffect Mechanic meaning that your decisions will come back to haunt or help you
  • Co-operative gameplay
  • Survival mechanics – explore, negotiate, fight
  • …and also a mobile app!

I mentioned this before and will do again. If anyone is a fan of Dead of Winter this looks like another game that fits into the same genre and should make for a great experience. You can see a Rahdo Runthrough of the game above showing you more of the game elements.

Core Box #3

It’s pretty insane just how much you get inside this game. It’s a little bit like seeing those Fantasy Flight Games from a year or so ago where there was piles of cardboard and paper inside!

Core Box #4

One of the neat things is the access to a mobile app as well which allows you to control the game a little and work alongside the game itself. I’m sure that the game doesn’t need the app to work but it’s nice to have an additional digital element.

Stretch Goals & Exclusives

Additionally you can also spend that little bit more and have an interesting looking exclusive edition of the game.

This War Of Mine Exclusive Edition

It comes with some neat additional game elements, a soundtrack (which is fun to have playing in the background), a diorama and plenty more. It could make for quite the pile of booty.

This War Of Mine (Stretch Goals)

Additionally they have already shown off the stretch goals for those who back the game. You start with a Promo Card for Help the Children plus an alternative version of the board (which is awesome) and a new miniature for one of the characters.

What do you think so far?

"The board itself is great looking and is packed with little details. It mirrors the house from the video game nicely..."

"It comes with some neat additional game elements, a soundtrack (which is fun to have playing in the background), a diorama and plenty more..."