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Amparo Bertram

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05:15 am: Kickstarter Game Update: Week 5
Looking back: Week 4

Games I Viewed:
Alien Uprising
Status: Funded

In this science fiction-themed game, players work together to repair their spaceship before they are overwhelmed with hostile alien creatures. I was interested because it is cooperative, but it appears to be a "tower defense" type of game (like Castle Panic), and that's not really my thing. Also, it uses a lot of dice, and that's not particularly a favorite mechanic of mine.

Status: 21% funded

This is a tile-laying game in which the "tiles" are actually dice that are stacked to form three-dimensional shapes to earn points. I think the idea is really clever. I'm just not sure I'd want to pay $40 for what is essentially a set of 80 dice.

Status: Funded

In this game, players compete using cards illustrated with a Japanese mythology theme. I was intrigued by the theme, but unfortunately I find the art hideous. Also, the game is constantly compared to poker, and I detest poker. To top it off, it's a player elimination game. No, thank you.



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Date:September 8th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
I'm perched on an early bird pledge for Alien Uprising (because that is how Kickstarter has taught me to be), but I'm only going to see it through if I decide I can't live without the X-14 "expansion" (a $10 add-on). The minis aren't exciting to me at all, and I'm betting I could pick the game up for less than $45 at retail.
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