January 17th, 2015

2015 Kickstarter Game Update Week 2

Game I Viewed:
Deluxe Orléans
Status: Funded

This is a bag building game, which means players get various cardboard chits, toss them in a bag, then draw out a random selection each turn and must make decisions on what to do based on the abilities of what chits were drawn. Upon watching the video, it inspired me to give it the nickname "Warcraft Garrison Missions: The Boardgame" because players are assigning "followers" with various abilities (the cardboard chits) in groups of two or three in order to achieve specific results. A lot of reviewers are raving about the game, but while I think it might be fun (don't ask me about how addicted I am to garrison missions), I don't know that it would hit the table much.

Honorable Mention:
Foam Brain Dice: Metals II
Status: Funded

This project for metal dice with various numbers of sides was forwarded to me by megory because it has unlocked stretch goals for Japanese (kanji) dice.