Hello! Welcome to Friday Tabletop Kickstarter Update! For info on what is going on here, check out this introduction. Kickstarter recently opened the doors to other countries, in particular Germany, allowing for even more project creators to access the community. This means we get to see even more awesome projects looking for funding on the site.
Remember that I am in no way endorsing these games, I have not played them, I have not talked to the publishers. Back at your own risk.
Defenders of the Last Stand
Apparent Weight: Medium-Heavy
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Miniatures, Cooperative, Adventure
8th Summit game is probably most known for their previous Kickstarter success, Agents of SMERSH. They are back looking to fund their latest epic adventure game, Defenders of the Last Stand, set in a dirty wild post apocalyptic future. Players race across the barren wastes seeking out adventure while fighting back Raiders and Monstrosities. I wish there was a little more game information on the Kickstarter page, but with legendary designer Richard Launius, this is sure to be a solid game.
Apparent Weight: Medium
Genre: City building, Time management, Worker placement
Samara is a Euro game, actually from Europe, based on a city that is in Europe! Gaming Trifecta! If you liked the mental challenge of figuring out the gears in Tzolk’in, this might be the perfect game to add to your collection. Using a sliding time track, players build up the city of Samara, gathering the required tools and jockeying for the right moment to build. It does have one of the more… realistic? mechanisms for adding more workers. Your ‘women’ worker must take 6-11 months to birth a new worker. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but Samara certainly looks interesting!
The Builders of Blankenburgh
Apparent Weight: Medium
Genre: City building, Future planning, Resource management
Knowing that nothing is more exciting than building medieval european cities, The Builders of Blankenburgh challenges players to cater to the demands of the populous as they build up the city. As the game progresses, the citizens of the town change their priorities and thus the importance of different buildings. Managing various events along with the changing opinion of the town, players try to gain prestige in Blankenburgh. This looks like a solid Euro, well worth checking out.
Apparent Weight: Medium-Light
Genre: Card management, Set collection, Dice rolling
I don’t entirely know what to think of this game, so I am just going to show you and let you decide. If nothing else, the art is well developed.
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From Trading in the Mediterranean to FPS, I love games. While I grew up in a house without consoles, PC gaming and board gaming were a large part of my formative years, and continue to influence my life. In this golden age of board gaming, I have jumped in headfirst in to anything table top. As a ludilogical student, I love thinking about how games work, their mechanics, their elegance and most importantly, enjoying how fun they are.
Favorite Board Game (at the moment): Twilight Struggle
Favorite PC Game (base solely on play time): Tie between WoW and DII
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