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2014 Kickstarter Game Update: Week 6
Game I Backed:Shipwrights of the North SeaStatus: FundedIn this resource-management game, players are Vikings who are racing to build ships, using a card draft to acquire tools and villagers and other things to assist in the construction. I think the art is quirky and attention-grabbing, and I like the resource management aspect. The one "flaw" is that there are some pretty mean attack cards to sabotage opponents' shipbuilding efforts, but those can be taken out before playing. I debated adding on the game Tanzania, but I'm trying to show restraint...Games I Viewed:ProvinceStatus: FundedThis is a worker placement microgame for two players. Its main advantage is that the cost is only $5. It's very small and portable, and it plays quickly. My biggest reservation is that I rarely have opportunities for two-player-only games.The Piratical Collection of Leather Pouch GamesStatus: FundedThis is more of a storefront than a true funding project, if that bothers anyone. It is offering a number of pirate-themed games where the pieces are contained in sea-blue leather pouches that double as the game board. It's certainly quite clever and visually striking. There are also some gorgeous treasure chests.Dungeon ScrollStatus: FundedThis card game is essentially Scrabble with an atmospheric dungeon crawl theme. Players spell out words using letter cards to get through dungeon challenges and earn gold. It does look interesting, I'm just not much of a Scrabble person.Honorable Mention:The Adults of CarcassonneStatus: 79% fundedThis campaign offers coaster-sized Carcassonne tiles with meeple shot glasses to turn the classic game into a drinking game.Tags: kickstarter
|Date:||February 15th, 2014 02:49 pm (UTC)|| |
The art for Shipwrights is really appealing! It makes me regret that I'm not crazy about competitive resource-management games. Darnit, I'm going to have to set a reminder. It's a New Zealand game, so it looks like it might be challenging to acquire it here.
It makes me regret that I'm not crazy about competitive resource-management games.
If it makes you feel any better, there is no worker placement element, so there is no way to block other players from obtaining resources. Without the attack cards, it's purely a race.
It's a New Zealand game, so it looks like it might be challenging to acquire it here.
The creator is expecting that it will be available to the US retail market, but he's not sure when or at exactly what price. (Quote: "Honestly, it will probably be around the same price in US stores. But I'm not sure just how available it will be at this stage. Sorry if that doesn't help much.")
|Date:||February 15th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)|| |
Without the attack cards, it's purely a race.
Isn't that an argument for keeping the attack cards in the game? You always sound as if you find "race" games tedious.
And speaking of attacks ... Kickstarter has posted a notice that their accounts registry was hacked and advises members to change their passwords.
You always sound as if you find "race" games tedious.
Dice games, yes. Race games, no.
Race for the Galaxy is one of my favorites, and it's essentially a race game. (It's in the name, even.) What's important to me is that the players' decisions affect the outcome of the race. Games where advancement depends mostly on luck alone are what I find boring.
Kickstarter has posted a notice that their accounts registry was hacked and advises members to change their passwords.
Yeah, that's getting to be a real problem lately. First Target in December, now this. Yeesh.
The art is the main reason I'm starring Shipwrights, too. I'm really trying to control myself with Kickstarter, but it's hard.
I'm really trying to control myself with Kickstarter, but it's hard
No kidding. I backed 15 projects all of last year...I'm already up to 4 campaigns this year, which is more than 25% as much, and it's only February. At least the ones this year are less expensive...so far.