Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram

2014 Kickstarter Game Update Week 26

Game I Backed:

New Dawn
Status: 41% funded

This game, whose launch on Kickstarter has been delayed since January, is the thematic sequel to Among the Stars. It is similar in that it uses the placement of square cards into a tableau, but the actual game mechanics are completely different. I backed right away, because I've been waiting for this since Rahdo's video preview at Essen last fall, but I was surprised that the price was so high.

Game I Viewed:

Dungeon Lords Anniversary Edition
Status: Funded

In this worker placement game, each player is the master of a dungeon and is trying to fill it with traps and monsters (and ghosts) to repel the inevitable invasion of heroes seeking treasure. The anniversary edition contains the first expansion as well as some promo material. I just received the base game in a trade at KublaCon, and I haven't had a chance to play it yet, so I wasn't willing to back this one without knowing more about whether I would like it (especially since the early bird slots were full by the time I saw it--they apparently sold out within three hours of launch). I can say, however, that the rulebook is hysterically funny.

Honorable Mention:

Treasure Chest: Realistic Resource Tokens for Board Games
Status: Funded

This project, produced by the same person who designed the highly successful games Viticulture and Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia, is a box full of over a hundred high-quality resource tokens that can be used to bling out other board games.
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