There are so many neat Kickstarters out this week! I’m sad about some of the timing as I am keeping my budget back for GenCon. Maybe getting the word out is payment enough?
Florenza I had to look twice as my first impression was of a stuffy, overused theme. Then looking deeper the game flourishes in low random nature and the theme doesn’t matter!
Fidelitas is just beautiful, tongue-in-cheek card game! They really knocked this out of the park.
Lift Off is coming along really well for a new designer. The campaign is polished, thorough and it seems that he really did his homework.
Redacted is super intriguing! I love hidden identities, negotiation and the minimalist cover is just perfect.
Wizard Dodgeball is silly, quick and the card mechanic works really well!
This week I received a kickstarter reward for Elevenses from Adventureland Games! This is a small card game with a fun teatime twist…
Aquasphere from Stefan Feld has hit kickstarter from TMG to be funded within 10 days!
Played my first game of Vinhos this week. I found it to be fun and complicated… but I mostly wanted to play more CO2 afterward!
Magnum Opus’ components are a total turn off. I love alchemy themes and fun mad-scientist stuff, but the rules need some editing to take out some of the randomness.
lastly though… just avoid the Archer board game. just no, don’t.
Today we’re talking about Pandemic Legacy, Rococo, Vikings, Seafall, Seven Sisters, and Board Games that Tell Stories
I talk about my trip to the board game swap. I got a brand new(old) El Grande! Played a fab game of Rococo and had a grand time in general
Taking a look at Lagoon from 3hares Games. Visit their Kickstarter here:
This is a fabulous 2-3 person tile game. It does feel a little like an abstract strategy game, though David has taken care to weave his theme into every aspect of play.
I have personally backed this game and hope that you will do the same. It is as polished and political as one could ask for a game from a small publisher.
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A look into Euphoria: Building a Better Dystopia
This is 2-6 player game that plays in around 60 minutes.
My thoughts on the game begin at minute 24… and my tangents go a little undone. whoops!!
I found the bits in the box to be superb! Beautifully done. The strategy is not deep, but the politics and faction-play keeps the game exciting.
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Legacy is a 1-4 person card game from Portal Games.
In the video I detail the basic gameplay– giving overall scores of 6.5-7/10
For neat background info visit the designer diary at http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/23538/designer-diary-legacy-the-testament-of-duke-de-cre
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A quick look at Coup, from the world of the Resistance. This is a multi-player game asking for bluffing and wizardry.
I backed this and am very happy with the results. I got an extra piece, and prettier money. This is great filler, people!
Reading about the new Race for the Galaxy expansion makes me very happy. This one has been in the works for a long time. I know this was to perfect the design… the components in Race have never been that impressive.
They had to get it right, Race is an institution. They are changing the format to a beloved title to give it a board. Exploration is now going to be tile-based.
Best news of all? It is shipping now.
I cannot wait to revisit one of my favoritist games ever… and to drag all my friends along with me.