As I previously said, looks like 2016 will be the year where board games will invade Kickstarter and it is time for Fabulous Beasts.

What is Fabulous Beasts?

Fabulous BeastsFabulous Beasts is a misture of Jenga and digital games. Yes, you actually use your tablet/smartphone while playing it. You play the role of gods and goddesses adding beautifully made magical artefacts to a tower that can collapse at any moment. When you correctly place (or stack) an artefact, you actually alter the connected digital world in your device. Your goal is to make the best fabulous world you can before everything collapses. You can even have a soundtrack playing to make everything better.

How do you play Fabulous Beasts?

Fabulous Beasts ComponentsLong story short: you stack magical artefacts or animals and create a tower.

Every stackable artefact has an RFID chip. The base of the tower has an RFID reader, where you scan the artefact right before placing it on the tower. When you read it and successfully stack it, your app is updated with that new piece of the puzzle and transform itself with some very cool animations.

In some plays you have to touch the screen and place the object at the same time, making it more fun, interactive and giving you some bonus points.

Here is a nice video explaining a bit more about this fabulous game (;)):



When, Where and How Much Fabulous Beasts cost?

The campaign is already live at Kickstarter and have just a few more days left, but it needs just a bit more money to achieve their goal and actually produce the game.

If the Kickstarter project is founded, it’ll ship the board games in November/16. They have a lot to do in the meantime, so it’s a fare deadline.

To get the core game, you’ll have to pay around $85 and I believe it’s worth it.


Playing board games since I was 8, I created a passion for different styles such as Strategy, Cards, Family and Role Playing Games. My current favourite board games are Ticket to Ride, Tokaido and Rummikub.


  1. What a great concept! I also think it’s wonderful to review a game before it’s actually hit the market. I also like the idea of trying to build a tower and not let it collapsing. I think what’s most interesting is that it’s in 3-D. I don’t particularly do well with 3-D but I know a lot of people love these types of games. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Marcelo Reply

      This is really a wonderful concept. I want to see it being produced.
      It being in 3D adds a new layer of complexity to the game, which I believe a lot of people will enjoy it.

  2. Hi there. This game looks very interesting indeed. I’m sure it must be great fun. Has it been released yet and if so, where can I buy on from?

    • Marcelo Reply

      Right now, it’s just from the Kickstarter. As I mentioned in the post, if it has enough money to go ahead they’ll start delivering on November.

  3. Wow. How old a child has to be before he/she can play this? With RFID, I suspect that this game will be a bit expensive.
    And if a 3 years old plays it, will it be able to sustain damages from the kid?

    My daughter has not comprehended the concept of Jenga, yet. She will tear down every tower that I make. So yeah, I am concern about the strength of an electronic device being thrown down every now and then.

    • Marcelo Reply

      Hi Arief. The creators says that it can be played from people from all ages. As the pieces are big, there’s no problem for toddlers.
      Regarding damages, I’m pretty sure it does a good job, but I can’t say much more as it’s not being release yet. I think we’ll have to see the review when after November. 😉

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