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Title: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 20, 2016, 08:20:06 AM
Last year I discovered Kickstart as way of buying tabletop games and got hooked.
Most of the ("good") projects create a nice community on the comment section and more often than not you're close enough to the creators to suggest this and that.

Until now I've backed and received:
Exploding Kitties - An easy enough "UNO"-like party game with dubious taste humour, that ensue to create a huge record breaking project.
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172225/exploding-kittens (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/172225/exploding-kittens)
101/101.1 - A small card game for two players based on programming language commands with solo-play rules, which is always nice when you have no one to play with.
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/150298/one-zero-one (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/150298/one-zero-one)

And backed waiting to receive:
The 7th Continent - An "“choose-your-own-path” exploration board game" based on the Fighting Fantasy books mechanics. I loved the books when I was growing up so I have to say I completely lost myself on this one.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-explore-survive-you-are-the-hero (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-explore-survive-you-are-the-hero)
Kodama: The Tree Spirits - Loved the art work and simplicity of the mechanics so I backed this and will play it with my 4yrs old until she can properly play Carcassonne :D
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/actionphasegames/kodama-the-tree-spirits (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/actionphasegames/kodama-the-tree-spirits)
TAVARUA - A boardgame based on Surf?! Of course I'm backing and I'm not even a surfer.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438045410/tavarua (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438045410/tavarua)

I also backed the "Wish I Was Here" movie by Zach Braff, so you've a lot of targets to throw your money to.

So not sure if you're already active on Kickstart, be sure to drop your project suggestions if you're, or give it a look although I strongly disapprove you do if you're a impulse buyer. ;D ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 20, 2016, 09:19:26 AM
Great idea for a thread ChooseLife - I'll leave this here for now and you can take a look at my horrendous list later.  Kickstarter re-initiated my boardgame addiction.

Edit: So far:

Under Consideration:

Biergarten: A Light Card-Laying Game of Bavarian Traditions
Nemo's War: Second Edition - Solo game
Girrion Book 1 The Chrysalis & the Stone Issue #3
More Game Upgrade Kits by Meeple Source! - For Orleans
Karmaka - A tactical card game for 2-4 souls

Board Games:

Rivet Wars - Purchased on a whim. Love it. Made a fan site, scenario editor and re-ignited my board game love.
Wildman: An "Evolutionary" Action RPG (Canceled)
Japanese: The Game, a language-learning card game. - Crap Project good learning tool
Arcadia Quest - Rivet Wars was good, this was pretty fun mini game too.
Tooth and Sword - awesome minis for my wife.
Compounded: Geiger Expansion - Pretty good game with more players.
Clockwork Wars, a fantasy-steampunk war game - Great tactical area control game
Japanese: The Game - Tokyo Edition! A Language Learning Game - see above
The Underground: A Sam & Fuzzy RPG - See below
The Dice Tower - 2015 (Season 11)
Exploding Kittens
Above and Below- Storytelling Board Game - Great Game - I have a microreview in the Other Games forum
Rahdo Runs Through... YEAR FOUR! - Dragon's for my Wife!
MYTH: Journeyman - Looked interesting, but it's been slated.
Burgle Bros. - A Cooperative Heist Boardgame - Amazing!
JunKing - Only Kickstarter where Europe got it 3 months before America!
Orcs Must Die! The Boardgame - I like the PC game a lot.
B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss - CMON again
The Dwarves: The Saga - Game looked OK, but really I backed for the drinking vessals.
GRIM - A "Roll For Your Life!" Dice Game - Micro developer, I got to design a fate card to share with other backers.
Vanguard Meeples - Shiny Shiny Meeples
Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach Card Game - Solo card game
Loop, Inc. by Scott Almes. Time might NOT be on your side! - Not had chance to play this yet
Darkrock Ventures - Asteroid Mining in Deep Space Board Game - Still awaiting
Trove: The Crystal Caverns - Reading PnP the asymmetic adventure game.
Rivals: Masters of the Deep - Minis
Arcadia Quest: Inferno - ALL THE MINIS
Kingdom Builder - Marshlands - Not got any of it, so now I have it all!

PC Games:
Double Fine Adventure - Point and Click Game - Partially Delivered...meh
Planetary Annihilation - A Next Generation RTS - I loved Total Annihilation - PC not good enough to play this though :(
Castle Story - Build Castles & Destory them - looks postivie but still in development
Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse Adventure - Mainly for my Wife
Pluck - solo developer - decided to forget to publish his game, did manage in the end
Project Eternity - Obsidian's RPG - PC Not quite good enough to play it :(
Dizzy Returns - Dizzy Egg! But project was Cancelled
Sir, You Are Being Hunted - Sandbox surival - delivered was pretty good!
FIST OF AWESOME - micro developer - pretty fun.
Project GODUS - Peter Molyneux - apparently it was delivered, was ok.
Race the Sun - An Infinite Speed Experience - Simple racing game, quite nice
ROAM - cancelled after funding. Some stupid legal dispute
Battle Worlds: Kronos - Turn-based strategy revisited - Delivered, not bad steep learning curve.
The Realm Game - Cancelled
GoD Factory: Wingmen - Didn't meet funding goal.
Pulse - Reveal the world through sound - Still in development
Armikrog. - Not had chance to play yet.
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet! (Retro Pirate Adventure) - Awesome Adventure game!
WARMACHINE: TACTICS - PC Not good enough to play
Legend of Iya - Micro dev - just about finished.
CANDLE - A Dynamic Graphic Adventure - still in development
GoD Factory: Wingmen - Didn't meet funding goal.
Interstellaria - still in dev
Night In The Woods - awesome artwork adventure game - still in dev, but great project
Dropsy - adventure game, not had chance to play yet :(
LISA the painful RPG - was a character in game...but didnt email the guy soon enough...well received though
BEDLAM - Banner Saga was great, thought I'd support these guys, not had chance to play yet!
Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Shadowrun returns was good, so thought I'd support this

Films:
Atomic Robo: Last Stop - Not Delivered
The Fitzroy - Post Apocalyptic film - still on going...so close

Comics & Books:
sad pictures for children - Artist Went Mad and burned all the books.  Someone took surviving copies and sent them out.
FUBAR: American History Z - Zombie Comic, pretty random but artist did draw in all the books.
Sam & Fuzzy Two-Volume Omnibus - Really Nice web comic got published!
B is for Blobfish - Slow project but still moving forward.

Other:
PIXEL: Interactive LED Art - LED wall art for my wife.
Royal Llama: The Fiber of Friendship - Wool for my Wife from Peru.
A Land of Narrow Paths - Map of Japan - artist hit by a car, slow progress.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Hounk on January 20, 2016, 09:49:34 AM
Never have backed a game on kickstart yet, but in 2013 (actually before I got hooked on board games), I backed Steam Noir: Revolution (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/133835/steam-noir-revolution) on a similar platform, called "Startnext". It was a German project, based on a German comic album (at that time, kickstart was exclusively for US projects). Just played the game once, though it was fun. Like I said, I backed that, before I got into the hobbie. Should hit the table again at some time.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on January 20, 2016, 09:24:04 PM
Agreed, great idea Chooselife!

Hello my name is Franks and I have a problem  :P  ;D

I have also become a Crowdfunding fan. Below is my Kickstarter list, (collected and uncollected). In addition I’ve backed 5 projects on Indigogo. Four of these were to support the Watch it Played Content creator and also the Vanguard Metal meeples that I really enjoy.

The pledge amount range from $1.00 to just under $200 with the average coming in around $20.00, so not as exorbitant as it might seem. My first pledge dates back to 2012 and the list is not in the order backed..

1.   Kingdom Builder – Marshlands. Add to my Big box set
2.   Deep Space D6 - Solo Sci-fi independent designer game
3.   The Great War - UK based PSC, Command and Colors system. Great fan of all the C&C iterations, (like Memoir '44, Ancients)
4.   Tank! An expansion pack for The Great War (UK based)
5.   Draco Magi - Enjoyable relatively simple card battle game with great art.
6.   Draco Magi Magi Expansion
7.   (Draco Magi) Dragon Playmats, (ordered one matt and received 4 bonus matts in error. I was instructed to keep them!).
8.   (Draco Magi) The Sun & The Moon Dragons (small card expansion)
9.   (Draco Magi) The Deep Sea, Blood & Ice Dragons (small card expansion)
10.   (Draco Magi) The Forest & The Star Dragons (small card expansion)
11.   (Draco Magi) Dragons Playing Card Deck (small card expansion)
12.   Push It, the table top skill game you can take anywhere! Great little dexterity game. (UK based)
13.   Marco's Board Game Video Reviews - Season 6! CONTENT CREATOR
14.   Marco's Board Game Video Reviews - Season 4! CONTENT CREATOR
15.   Rahdo Runs Through... YEAR FOUR!  CONTENT CREATOR
16.   Rahdo Runs Through... Year Three! CONTENT CREATOR
17.   Drive Thru Gen Con 2014 Coverage CONTENT CREATOR
18.   The Dice Tower – 2013. Well he doesn’t need my help anymore ;D CONTENT CREATOR
19.   Meeple Syrup Show. CND - CONTENT CREATOR
20.   BAND OF BROTHERS WWII BOARD GAME SERIES (set of 3 games). Once a Grognard always a ……
21.   Epic Card Game – By the makers of Star Realms. Epic Fail, at least for my taste.
22.   One Night Resistance. Want some variety in party games.
23.   Cucu Dice: (Unique) Custom Designed Dice for Arkham or Eldritch Games – Canadian designer
24.   The Letter Carrier – Independent Canadian Film. Liked what what I saw and backed for a nominal amount.
25.   Bottom of the 9th: A Dice & Card Game of Classic Baseball. Just looked plain fun!
26.   Open Combat - Miniature Skirmish Game Rulebook – Love tabletop skirmish games!!! (UK based)
27.   On Target: Laser Designator For Line of Sight & Firing Arcs. CND. For use with X-Wing
28.   Tiny Epic Galaxies. Very good game (imo)
29.   Conan – Most money spent but excited for the game.
30.   Galaxy of Trian. The first Carcassonne clone in space .. yet to play  :(
31.   Dragon Slayer – Inexpensive but didn’t care for this one at all …
32.   Lagoon: Land of Druids. Beautiful game – yet to played
33.   Dungeon Roll - Winter Promo Pack. Add on for Dungeon Roll, which I enjoy!
34.   The Best Damn Metal Gaming Coins Ever! Great coins wish I got more.
35.   Alien Uprising. Looked fun glad I backed it
36.   Flash Point: Fire Rescue - Extreme Danger. One of my top 10 game series – Love it !!
37.   Flash Point: 2nd Story, Urban Structures & FF Figures
38.   Flash Point - Honor & Duty Expansion
39.   Battle for Hill 218 and Sector 219 ($1.00) Shipping was way too high to full back.

EPIC FAILURES
From the same creators, UP FRONT the card game & Airborne In Your Pocket Board Game - Unfulfilled and creators left the country. You can find all the gory details on BGG  :(n) :(n)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on January 20, 2016, 10:41:03 PM
EPIC FAILURES
From the same creators, UP FRONT the card game & Airborne In Your Pocket Board Game - Unfulfilled and creators left the country. You can find all the gory details on BGG  :(n) :(n)
I backed both too, even after rumours started spreading during the UP FRONT campaign that something was amiss. I couldn't help myself. The crossover potential with D-Day Dice was too strong. I did get that game with all the bits and still like it quite a lot. It's pretty much the only game I've ever seriously played solo. But Airborne in Your Pocket was the real thing that got me excited and the author seemed so genuine (I think he mostly still is). It's such a shame that Kickstarter failed. That game should have been in production before UP FRONT ever was even marketed as a Kickstarter. The fact that it wasn't was the biggest failure. So mad still, years later. I remember watching the bonuses pile up late at night the 48 hours before the campaign closed. .:.sigh.:. There's always a chance... no, I can't do that anymore. It's a lost cause. Stupid Kickstarter. Now I only buy from established and successful sellers.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on January 20, 2016, 10:58:20 PM
Carcassonne is bad enough for my wallet as it is so I generally try to stay away from Kickstarter as I don't have the self-restraint to avoid backing all the things. So, I've only really backed a couple of projects that captured my imagination. The first two were meeplesource campaigns and the third was Marshlands (+ the KB big box) after some persuading from Decar.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on January 20, 2016, 11:24:40 PM
Here's my complete Kickstarter List (and it's much more than I realised...):

D-Day Dice
Gunship: First Strike! (worst game of the lot—sold)
Ground Floor (with Skylines)
Urbanization
The Great Heartland Hauling Co.
* Airborne In Your Pocket (never received)
Get Bit! Deluxe Tin Box Set
* UP FRONT (never received)
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Small World 2 (Digital with physical components)
Flash Point: Extreme Danger (with all other expansions)
Walk the Plank
Fleet: Arctic Bounty (with Fleet)
* Brew Crafters
Coin Age
* Twilight Struggle Digital Edition
* Penny Press (as a gift to a friend)
* Flash Point: Honor & Duty
* Alhambra: The Falconers (plus bonuses)
* Scoville: Labs Expansion (with Scotville)

You'll note that all the campaigns under the dashed line are from respectable and verified companies. I no longer will gamble on Kickstarter. I've lost over $200 due to the two failed Kickstarters and the ugly monster that was Gunship.

Of the lot, I only brought to New Zealand Great Heartlands Hauling Co. and Fleet (and digital stuff). Brew Crafters will finally be coming to me tomorrow (I had to leave before it arrived...ARGH!). Scoville hasn't yet been delivered but that will go straight to New Zealand.

My favourites of this are Ground Floor, Flash Point, and Fleet, but I haven't tried the ones that are starred so I can't really have an opinion of them yet.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 21, 2016, 02:31:17 AM
Hello my name is Franks and I have a problem  :P  ;D

Loved how you put it ;D ;D

FYI - In the meantime the 7th Continent just released their pledge manager which will be opened till February so last opportunity before retail.
I do believe that this will be one for the ages but at 130Eur+shipping for all the playable content it is not for the faint hearted.
https://app.crowdox.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-explore-survive-you-are-the-hero (https://app.crowdox.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-explore-survive-you-are-the-hero)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 21, 2016, 02:48:47 AM
Might have to sign up for a Late Pledge on 7th Continent.  Thanks for the link!

I've not been brave enough to list the 70 KS projects I've backed yet... don't worry Franks if you thought you had a problem :p
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on January 21, 2016, 05:52:01 AM
Choose life, 7th Continent looks like a beauty but with the horrendous Canadian dollar, I just can go there. Hey, I do have some self control   ;)

Decar, see us as your support group, feel free to share  ;D

Whaleyland, I feel your pain and I'm more selective than it might seem when you look at the sheer volume of Crowdfunding games these days. I think part of the addictive aspect, for me, is the chance of being in on the ground floor for an independent designer more than the likes of Queen games that don't really need the platform (yes, I have backed them as well). What I'm not a fan of are campaign exclusives, this really niggles at the acquisition disorder and they know just how to get one hooked, Grrrrr

Sorry one quick edit
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Rosco on January 21, 2016, 06:02:55 AM
I have backed a few small games. 
Dig Down Dwarf
TRAINMAKER
Virgin seas

All by Jason Glover
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 21, 2016, 07:24:59 AM
Just updated my original post....... :'(
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 21, 2016, 08:18:37 AM
I'm currently considerating:
Dead Man's Draw Deluxe Tin Box Card Game -Captain Carcass!
Dice Bazaar
Tiny Epic Western
Biergarten
The Pursuit of Happiness
Toast!
Scuba - The Board Game
Karmaka
DISTURBED FRIENDS: Mini Game & Expansion

But not sure if I'll end up backing even one of them.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 21, 2016, 09:43:31 AM
It's nice to know between us, we're keeping kickstarter open. :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Carcking on January 21, 2016, 12:14:06 PM
Here's my list. I've been active on KS since 2011. All of these games make their way to our table and we enjoy them.

Arcadia Quest: Inferno
New Bedford: The Game of Historic Whaling & Town Building
Parkies
Zombicide: Black Plague
Dungeon Dice: COLOSSEUM
Slaughterville - A Game of Fun and Horror
Ion: A Compound Building Game
Between Two Cities
Of Dungeons Deep!
Fidelitas: A card game of medieval meddling for 2-4 players!
District-Z - Fight. Escape. Survive.
Flash Point - Honor & Duty Expansion
The Captain Is Dead
DIG DOWN DWARF - The Award Winning Strategic Dice Game!
The Adults of Carcassonne
What?!? Oh... The Game of Couples Banter
Snowdonia - 2nd Edition and Expansion
Tasnia
Flash Point: Fire Rescue - Extreme Danger
Flash Point: 2nd Story, Urban Structures & FF Figures
Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 25, 2016, 04:06:02 AM
Nice "looking" additions since my last Kickstart visit:

Lex Arena - I'm a sucker for woodwork's so this one looks really good and I don't even need to know if the gameplay is any good, but at 35Eur for an early bird copy it's too much for me.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/description)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 25, 2016, 04:20:48 AM
Nice "looking" additions since my last Kickstart visit:

Lex Arena - I'm a sucker for woodwork's so this one looks really good and I don't even need to know if the gameplay is any good, but at 35Eur for an early bird copy it's too much for me.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/description)

I'm also a sucker for wood and for ancient Rome. I haven't backed or even looked at anything on KickStarter before now but I'm intrigued by this game! I'll have a closer look at the gameplay later and make a decision.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 25, 2016, 04:27:22 AM
I haven't backed or even looked at anything on KickStarter before now but I'm intrigued by this game!
What have I unleashed???  ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: ooh_jim on January 25, 2016, 05:48:20 AM
I recently received my copy of Space Team from kickstarter. It's a card based version of the popular co-op mobile game of the same name. Set collection mechanic with no turn order. Chaotic and big fun for a 5min palate cleanser. I'm also considering picking up a copy of Secret Hitler when that comes back on sale, however my gaming nights rarely see 5 players.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 25, 2016, 08:11:46 AM
I haven't backed or even looked at anything on KickStarter before now but I'm intrigued by this game!
What have I unleashed???  ;D

Indeed. You are supposed to be helping me move to Portugal (which involves *saving* money), not forcing me to buy more games.  >:D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 25, 2016, 08:29:36 AM
Nice "looking" additions since my last Kickstart visit:

Lex Arena - I'm a sucker for woodwork's so this one looks really good and I don't even need to know if the gameplay is any good, but at 35Eur for an early bird copy it's too much for me.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/description)

So I did it (early bird)! The game components are so beautiful that I basically had no choice :) Plus the early bird offers were starting to run out...

The amount pledged has jumped from €800 a few hours ago to €2050 now, so hopefully they're well on track for the €10,500 they need. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 25, 2016, 08:33:00 AM
Perfect! Now I just need to help and wait for you to move in.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 25, 2016, 08:38:06 AM
Perfect! Now I just need to help and wait for you to move in.

 :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 25, 2016, 11:04:40 AM
FYI - The shipping costs on Lex Arena are 15Eur.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 26, 2016, 04:43:14 AM
Lex Arena is almost 1/3 of the way to the €10,500 goal after 24 hours, with 28 days left. For those who know about these things, do the projects usually get the most pledges at the beginning (e.g. when there's an early bird opportunity) or towards the end?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 26, 2016, 04:46:05 AM
Haha! You're hooked ;)

Usually there's a rush at the start. A gradual climb then kickstarter sends an email when 48hrs remain to people who wanted reminders. This usually causes another big rush, but it dependa how the middle has gone. Hopefully they'll advertise well and there will be a hype at the end. Take a look at a website called kicktraq they make good estimates on how projects are doing.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 26, 2016, 06:53:43 AM
Haha! You're hooked ;)
Another victim....
This trend will end up with a Kickstarter project to fund a Kickstarted support Group.  ;D ;D

Should get funded but being their 1st project I believe they are lacking a bit on the marketing, nevertheless kicktraq is point towards funding tough to days data is way to short for statistics.
http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/ (http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 27, 2016, 01:53:33 PM
Does anyone know if kickstarter game projects can get a BGG page while their funding drive is ongoing?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on January 27, 2016, 02:08:37 PM
They can indeed and you can even link up the Kickstarter link to the page. I've seen it many times.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 28, 2016, 04:01:30 AM
They can indeed and you can even link up the Kickstarter link to the page. I've seen it many times.

OK, the Lex Arena people have asked donors for help in spreading the word and this seems like one of the best ways to do it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 28, 2016, 04:56:16 AM
It's a pitty that Lex Arena is suffering from most of the "1st project" problems usually seen.
Not having the gameplay video from the start was a huge mistake.
They should had sent one or two copies to the "usual" review bloggers which helps a lot.
And off the BGG entry is a must. There are a lot of games that have entries on BGG even before the Kickstarter gets launched.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 28, 2016, 07:26:57 AM
it's a tough month on Kickstarter - meeple kits, Nemo's war and plenty of other soon to be finished things.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 28, 2016, 07:42:07 AM
I mentioned BGG in the comments on Lex Arena's kickstarter page and they said they've submitted it and are waiting for approval.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 28, 2016, 07:43:06 AM
 :(y) :(y) - Story of BGG's life
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 28, 2016, 07:58:33 AM
it's a tough month on Kickstarter - meeple kits, Nemo's war and plenty of other soon to be finished things.
(My) The problem with Kickstarter this month is that I urgently need to renew my PC, and it will chew my "luxuries" allowance.
A lot of good projects being launched right now.  :o :o >:( :'(
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on January 28, 2016, 05:22:41 PM
Anyone else getting onto Medici?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/46/medici   (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/46/medici)

I've had my eye on this game for a while and the clincher was the new 2 player rules set being added by Dr. Knizia, himself.

One draw back is limited distribution, (due to licensing). Good news for those of you in the UK, they just announced friendly shipping for that destination today.

My second (and less costly) indulgence of the week is from the great gang from Meeple Source:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/more-game-upgrade-kits-by-meeple-source (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/more-game-upgrade-kits-by-meeple-source)

Right now I'm in for the Glen More Upgrade Kit. The Barrels and Wheat Sheafs could do double duty in Carc.  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 29, 2016, 02:46:45 AM
Anyone else getting onto Medici?

Seems like a great game but way to difficult to try and convince my wife to play.  :-[ ^-^

Although I don't drink wine and it is quite expensive to get the "everything in pledge" I've to share this one from a Portuguese designer:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/167427101/vinhos-deluxe-edition-like-fine-wine-age-has-impro/description
Vinhos is quite known and the mechanics are really up to the theme.
 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 29, 2016, 03:28:00 AM
Although I don't drink wine and it is quite expensive to get the "everything in pledge" I've to share this one from a Portuguese designer:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/167427101/vinhos-deluxe-edition-like-fine-wine-age-has-impro/description
Vinhos is quite known and the mechanics are really up to the theme.

It looks too complicated for my liking but I can't argue with the theme of Portuguese wine!!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 29, 2016, 03:29:36 AM
If you like the wine wait untill you try the beer, the coffee and the fire waters
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on January 29, 2016, 03:45:02 AM
If you like the wine wait untill you try the beer, the coffee and the fire waters

What's a fire water? ???
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: hunnymonster on January 29, 2016, 03:46:10 AM
What's a fire water? ???

Usually a spirit of questionable quality - like Bell's whisky :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on January 29, 2016, 03:47:34 AM
What's a fire water? ???

Usually a spirit of questionable quality - like Bell's whisky :)

Fair enough. I wondered if maybe it was some sort of Portuguese delicacy!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 29, 2016, 03:53:28 AM
If you like the wine wait untill you try the beer, the coffee and the fire waters

I think I'll stick with the wine, because I don't drink coffee, I rarely drink beer, and fire water sounds scary :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 29, 2016, 03:59:18 AM
Anyone else getting onto Medici?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/46/medici   (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/46/medici)

I've had my eye on this game for a while and the clincher was the new 2 player rules set being added by Dr. Knizia, himself.

One draw back is limited distribution, (due to licensing). Good news for those of you in the UK, they just announced friendly shipping for that destination today.

Thanks for the link, I might go for it. The design is beautiful, especially compared with the older editions. Usually I would never go for cards over tiles, but in this case the tiles were never for tile-building as such, so this isn't a problem here. Plus, the cards are beautiful as well. And many of the stretch goals have already been met. And I can pay in $AUD which is always nice. And I could have it shipped to my brother in the UK. I think I might have just convinced myself to do it!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 29, 2016, 04:03:25 AM


What's a fire water? ???

Usually a spirit of questionable quality - like Bell's whisky :)

Fair enough. I wondered if maybe it was some sort of Portuguese delicacy!

It's is, I'm on tapa and will explain later.
Nevertheless note that there are fire water going more expensive than a good Porto so quality is a not an issue.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on January 29, 2016, 05:45:17 AM
Anyone else getting onto Medici?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/46/medici   (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/46/medici)

I've had my eye on this game for a while and the clincher was the new 2 player rules set being added by Dr. Knizia, himself.

One draw back is limited distribution, (due to licensing). Good news for those of you in the UK, they just announced friendly shipping for that destination today.

Thanks for the link, I might go for it. The design is beautiful, especially compared with the older editions. Usually I would never go for cards over tiles, but in this case the tiles were never for tile-building as such, so this isn't a problem here. Plus, the cards are beautiful as well. And many of the stretch goals have already been met. And I can pay in $AUD which is always nice. And I could have it shipped to my brother in the UK. I think I might have just convinced myself to do it!

I agree about the cards over tiles. Though, I was put off at first over the change, (I just like pulling tiles out of a bag), but in this case I think the cards will be more functional. 

Thanks for mentioning the exchange rate. Our Canadian dollar is just about on par with AUD$ which was a big plus!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 29, 2016, 06:02:08 AM
I agree about the cards over tiles. Though, I was put off at first over the change, (I just like pulling tiles out of a bag), but in this case I think the cards will be more functional. 

Thanks for mentioning the exchange rate. Our Canadian dollar is just about on par with AUD$ which was a big plus!

I pledged!

Once upon a time, I was Australian, and I still have an Australian bank account with a tiny amount of money in it that I don't 'count' as part of my savings. And the only credit card I have is linked to that account. So basically, the two kickstarter pledges I've made this week are kind of free, and even 'freer' if they're in Australian dollars.

Well, that's how I'm choosing to look at it.  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 29, 2016, 06:57:09 AM


What's a fire water? ???

Usually a spirit of questionable quality - like Bell's whisky :)

Fair enough. I wondered if maybe it was some sort of Portuguese delicacy!

It's is, I'm on tapa and will explain later.
Introduction to Portuguese Firewaters 101
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2389.0
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 31, 2016, 04:19:00 AM
There is now a gameplay video up on the kickstarter page for Lex Arena (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/posts/1476050?ref=email).

I think it looks great and I'm glad I backed it. It's a dice-rolling combat game (loosely like Risk) but there are a lot more elements at play in each combat and I think it looks like a lot of fun. It's worth reiterating that the components are really beautiful. I would love to play it outside the Colosseum the next time I'm in Rome and I bet loads of people would come and watch!

Meanwhile Lex Arena has reached about 40% of its goal with 23 days to go. If you haven't checked it out yet, have a look and see what you think!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 01, 2016, 01:40:29 AM
There is now a gameplay video up on the kickstarter page for Lex Arena (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien/posts/1476050?ref=email).

The gameplay video is a bit hard to follow but sure look to be a lot of action and fun to play. Not sure I'll wait for you to move in, I might end up backing this eitherway.   :(y) ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 01, 2016, 02:59:22 AM
The gameplay video is a bit hard to follow but sure look to be a lot of action and fun to play. Not sure I'll wait for you to move in, I might end up backing this eitherway.   :(y) ;D

Haha, good. They need all the help they can get - it looks like it will be touch and go as to whether it gets funded or not.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 01, 2016, 11:19:36 AM
Anyone interested in Dragon Keeper (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/512832899/dragon-keeper-the-dungeon?ref=48hr)? I just got a notification because there's 48 hours left, and it's already funded with some cool stretch goals unlocked.

Game trailer:

https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/2263329/video-623639-h264_high.mp4

Gameplay:

https://youtu.be/fHt6ZZY-pXw

Review:

https://youtu.be/qAq2OCA7Jgo
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 01, 2016, 01:01:43 PM
Spoken like a true addict  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 01, 2016, 01:32:24 PM
I've pretty much decided to back it, but I'll sleep on it before confirming. The next decision is whether to pay €20 extra for a sculpted metal dragon.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 01, 2016, 01:48:54 PM
It's a KS exclusive.  It's now or never - get TWO!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 01, 2016, 01:57:37 PM
Oh stop it. Soon you'll make me buy the wooden sword that comes with Lex Arena for €300!

Although I was kind of wondering if the dragon could also be used for Carcassonne...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 01, 2016, 03:35:24 PM
But without a sword like that, what will you wave about your head after a victory, while you run around cheering?

Dragon looks about the right sort of size, but I'm sure about the KS, will have to read a bit more about it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on February 01, 2016, 11:20:09 PM
But without a sword like that, what will you wave about your head after a victory, while you run around cheering?

This is exactly why I haven't backed it. I like the sound of the game, but I see little point backing it unless I also get the €300 sword; there's just no point playing without it. :P
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 01, 2016, 11:47:24 PM
Haha. The other benefit of paying for the sword is that you get two copies of the game - for me that means one pristine version for playing indoors only and one for playing outdoors in front of the Colosseum or the Roman amphitheatre of your choice.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 01, 2016, 11:49:48 PM

Dragon looks about the right sort of size, but I'm sure about the KS, will have to read a bit more about it.

Things I think are cool about it:
- The box becomes the dungeon in the game, on three levels. I love this creative and 3D aspect.
- Dragons are always cool.
- I like the look of the tiles.
- The gameplay seems fun and uncomplicated.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 02, 2016, 11:07:00 AM
I just backed Dragon Keeper and paid the extra €20 for the cool dragon (so a €45 pledge). It just unlocked its fourth stretch goal and I think all four are pretty cool and two are exclusive to KS. Plus, I get to pay the least amount for shipping because I can have it shipped to friends who live in France but work in Geneva.

So, since you tricksters got me into this KS thing last week, I've now backed three games (Dragon Keeper, Lex Arena and Medici) and I'm really happy about all of them (though Lex Arena might not get funded).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 03, 2016, 04:30:12 AM
Jungleboy are you sure you  had never backed anything on Kickstarter? You seem like a Pro.
I'm guessing that I'll be on your wife blacklist really soon.... ;D ;D ;D

From my latest checking some new interesting projects have appeared:
Explorers of the North Sea - Viking exploration by tile laying. Seems nice but the All-In price is huge.

Villages of Valeria Village building card game. Mechanics seem simple, art looks really good and at 22€ per full copy with shipping to Europe is fair enough.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 03, 2016, 05:17:17 AM
Jungleboy are you sure you  had never backed anything on Kickstarter? You seem like a Pro.
I'm guessing that I'll be on your wife blacklist really soon.... ;D ;D ;D

Haha, you might already be there...

From my latest checking some new interesting projects have appeared:
Explorers of the North Sea - Viking exploration by tile laying. Seems nice but the All-In price is huge.

The all-in price is not quite so bad once you realise it's New Zealand dollars instead of US dollars. So it's about €51 including shipping which is not terrible.

Villages of Valeria Village building card game. Mechanics seem simple, art looks really good and at 22€ per full copy with shipping to Europe is fair enough.

This one looks quite nice, and Rahdo loves it. I'll give it some thought but I might need to control myself a bit here.  O0
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 03, 2016, 06:19:53 AM
Jungleboy are you sure you  had never backed anything on Kickstarter? You seem like a Pro.
I'm guessing that I'll be on your wife blacklist really soon.... ;D ;D ;D

Haha, you might already be there...
 
;D

From my latest checking some new interesting projects have appeared:
Explorers of the North Sea - Viking exploration by tile laying. Seems nice but the All-In price is huge.

The all-in price is not quite so bad once you realise it's New Zealand dollars instead of US dollars. So it's about €51 including shipping which is not terrible.
The All-In price I see is 153Eur for the Conqueror Worldwide pledge. It's a trilogy so you "need" to find the completionist in you.  :)) :)) :))

Nevertheless Shipwrights and Raiders are in fact standalones so the full pledge on Explorers would be the base game and the Rune expansion for 73Eur   
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 03, 2016, 06:21:59 AM
I missed the first game.

Forgot to back the second.  Which looked really cool and got great reviews.

Now you're telling me the 3rd game is a tile laying game.....  :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

I need to remortgage.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 03, 2016, 06:28:26 AM
The All-In price I see is 153Eur for the Conqueror Worldwide pledge. It's a trilogy so you "need" to find the completionist in you.  :)) :)) :))

Nevertheless Shipwrights and Raiders are in fact standalones so the full pledge on Explorers would be the base game and the Rune expansion for 73Eur

Ahh OK, I was just looking at the worldwide price for just Explorers with no expansion.

I think the boat pieces are really cool, but the tiles seem very basic to me (and I say that as a lover of the simplicity of the design of Carcassonne I), so I'm not tempted. There are similar tiles in Fjords (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/15511/fjords) if you want a simple little game.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 03, 2016, 10:25:20 AM
There's about 30 minutes left on the Dragon Keeper (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/512832899/dragon-keeper-the-dungeon/comments) kickstarter campaign. They need €123 more for the final stretch goal (spot UV on the game box). The minimum pledge is €25 (shipping extra), and €20 more if you want the metal dragon.

So get backing! The box itself becomes a three-storey dungeon - what else do you need in a game??  O0 O0
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 03, 2016, 11:05:52 AM
What Have I Done?! :o ;D >:D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 03, 2016, 11:11:20 AM
What Have I Done?! :o ;D >:D

You've created a monster! Meanwhile dragon keeper passed the last stretch goal with €9 to spare. SO now I don't have to feel bad about reducing my pledge by €5 this afternoon when someone pulled out of the early bird :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 03, 2016, 11:19:27 AM
Tight campaign!  Good luck, hope it all goes to plan.  When are they planning on delivering?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 03, 2016, 11:32:55 AM
Tight campaign!  Good luck, hope it all goes to plan.  When are they planning on delivering?

September, so I should get it right about the same time that I get the busload of games that you and Dan are bringing to Essen for me :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 03, 2016, 12:12:59 PM
Of all the physical kickstarters I've backed only 1 has been on time and another was actually 2 months early.  If they've started production you should be lucky, but don't be surprised if it arrives a few month late.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 05, 2016, 04:29:30 AM
BGG has a weekly blog (https://boardgamegeek.com/blog/3021/page/1) highlighting the new games that have just started their kickstarter campaign as well as the ones that are about to end, so its a good way to get an idea of what's out there without having to wade through it all yourself on KS. There's a nice little write-up for Lex Arena this week.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 05, 2016, 05:32:01 AM
To Biergarten or not to Biergarten.  that's my current question
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 05, 2016, 05:59:51 AM
Well I just backed Tiny Epic Western. Was indecise but with solo play and a fair price it seem like good compromise.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 05, 2016, 06:18:29 AM
To Biergarten or not to Biergarten.  that's my current question

Now look what you've gone and done.  >:(

Some quick thoughts:

This looks pretty fun and it's only $15 ($21 with worldwide shipping, or free shipping in the U.S.). The immortalised backer idea (where for $70 you're drawn into the game) is fantastic and I would be super tempted to do this if they weren't all sold already. I might start watching this like crazy to see if someone pulls out and another one becomes available...

It seems like the perfect game to take to the pub and play with a bunch of people. Unfortunately it only supports 4 players but the next stretch goal adds a 5th.

Another small issue is packaging. They took Radho's idea of a more mobile scoreboard but they're not decreasing the box size, which is half the point of the mobile scoreboard. The following stretch goal adds a canvas bag but that's not really perfect for cards and it's still $10k away.

So, I'm considering backing it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 05, 2016, 06:22:17 AM
I may be an immortalized backer already, I believe I can add more to include additional people... perhaps we can play Carcassonne together :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 05, 2016, 06:31:30 AM
I may be an immortalized backer already, I believe I can add more to include additional people... perhaps we can play Carcassonne together :)

That would be so great to be drawn in playing Carcassonne. With old artwork and the 70-point scoreboard, naturally.

So wait, you're already an immortalised backer and you're considering pulling out? If that's true and you do pull out, let me know and if I decide to go for it, we can try to time it so I can grab your spot. I'd have to draw my wife in too so it would be $95, which is a lot but I think it's super cool and a real example of what something like KS can be.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 05, 2016, 06:40:29 AM
I'm thinking about it - so will let you know - I just spent....i dont want to say how much... on 7th Continent.

I was thinking if you wanted to send me $25 - I could increase my pledge and ask the creator to draw us playing Carcassonne together.  I'm not sure if there's a limit on people but I could invite both our wives and be immortalized in a 4-player game :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 05, 2016, 06:58:45 AM
I'm thinking about it - so will let you know - I just spent....i dont want to say how much... on 7th Continent.

I was thinking if you wanted to send me $25 - I could increase my pledge and ask the creator to draw us playing Carcassonne together.  I'm not sure if there's a limit on people but I could invite both our wives and be immortalized in a 4-player game :)

It looks like there is a limit of 2, at least for the $25 extra (I don't know if you can add more people for $25 more per person, since it does say you can add kids for $10 per kid). Plus my wife doesn't play Carcassonne, and in any case I'm sure he'd much rather draw us playing Biergarten than Carcassonne :) But yeah, that's not a bad idea, thanks for the offer! It finishes on Wednesday morning our time, so let's liaise on Tuesday afternoon/evening when you decide what you want to do.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on February 05, 2016, 04:11:52 PM
I backed Tiny Epic Western but the more I looked at it the more I thought it wasn't for me so I dropped it. I don't have the right group for it and my wife wouldn't enjoy it at all.

I did get onto a new one to back this week, Mythos Tales. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/126100/mythos-tales (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/126100/mythos-tales)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3HG4Vi5BSM

I had the original print and play version, Arkham Investigator and found that enjoyable.
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/138963/arkham-investigator (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/138963/arkham-investigator)

I'm also a sucker for the Cthulhu theme with Elder Sign and Eldritch Horror being big favourites.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: supertopix on February 06, 2016, 03:43:53 PM

EPIC FAILURES
From the same creators, UP FRONT the card game & Airborne In Your Pocket Board Game - Unfulfilled and creators left the country. You can find all the gory details on BGG  :(n) :(n)
I'm on the same boat! Now I'm waiting for Mare Nostrum.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 09, 2016, 06:02:56 AM
@jungleboy - I've convinced Dan he wanted to join the Biergarten game - which ends in 15hrs.  So we'll be immortalized playing Carcassonne while drinking strong beer somewhere in Germany - it sounds like Essen already.  Do you know what you'll be doing with your pledge?  You're welcome to join our game; perhaps with someone else from the forum?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 09, 2016, 06:06:46 AM
I'm pretty much in on Biergarten. Seems like one for the wife to enjoy.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 09, 2016, 06:19:48 AM
@jungleboy - I've convinced Dan he wanted to join the Biergarten game - which ends in 15hrs.  So we'll be immortalized playing Carcassonne while drinking strong beer somewhere in Germany - it sounds like Essen already. 

That'll be amazing, great stuff! What's extra cool about it obviously is that you guys will be playing Carcassonne in my version of the game too :)

Do you know what you'll be doing with your pledge? You're welcome to join our game; perhaps with someone else from the forum?

Thanks for the offer, a four-person game would be great! But in order to get the wife on board with this pledge I've decided to be nice and include her in it (and she's not a Carcassonne fan, but she will be a Biergarten fan!). So we'll probably be at a table with our backpacks nearby, poring over a map, since this pretty much represents our lives together. I'm hoping to shoot the photo tonight.

Meanwhile the next stretch goal (5 player support with 6 extra cards) is very close now, so it looks like it'll get done, which is great.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 09, 2016, 06:42:49 AM
Hopefully, I'll be in the lead ;)

Great to be hearing you'll be playing Biergarten with your wife - that's really meta!  A the game in the game! :(y) :(y)  I look forward to spotting you.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 09, 2016, 10:18:29 AM
Great to be hearing you'll be playing Biergarten with your wife - that's really meta!  A the game in the game! :(y) :(y)  I look forward to spotting you.

Actually we'll just be looking at a map or guidebook, not playing Biergarten. But that would be cool too :)

Here's the introduction video for Biergarten in case anyone else might be interested in backing it:

https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/2248871/video-624762-h264_high.mp4

And the Kickstarter link (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1602113881/biergarten-a-light-card-laying-game-of-bavarian-tr/comments).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 12, 2016, 04:10:15 AM
I'm not a big zombie theme fan but this International reprint of a already existing Japanese game with a full 3D scenario seems quite nice.
Zombie Tower 3D - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cosaic/zombie-tower-3d?ref=nav_search

In the meantime Villages of Valeria campaing is going really well and considering that a solo play variant got unlocked as a strech goal I might be in on this one.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 12, 2016, 04:40:13 AM
In the meantime Villages of Valeria campaing is going really well and considering that a solo play variant got unlocked as a strech goal I might be in on this one.

It's almost 1000% funded! And there are tons and tons of stretch goals already achieved, so yeah, it's going great. The solo variant is really intriguing too.

I haven't backed it yet and I'm still thinking about it. The thing is, I'm not into resources as a game mechanism. I remember when I first started playing Carcassonne, I heard that Carcassonne and Catan were the two great Euro gateway games. And I loved Carcassonne before I ever played it based on the name and the art, and then even more once I started playing it. And then when I played Catan for the first time, I didn't like it and I thought to myself: none of the things that I love about Carcassonne are in Catan. So this got me off on the wrong foot with resources. I don't know exactly how to explain it, but I often use the words intuitive or unintuitive to describe games, and I think resource-based games are unintuitive, if that's the right word. If you get 3 bricks and 1 coal and 2 whatevers, then you can trade them in for one road or house or whatever it is - it all just seems so fake and unnatural to me unlike the simplicity of Carcassonne, which just makes so much sense.

So, all of this is a long-winded way of saying that I'm a bit wary of resource games. The cards in Villages of Valeria look beautiful -- except they have damn resources all over them that spoil the artwork!!  >:D Having said that, I did like Carcassonne: South Seas when I played with Dan and Decar last week, and that's a resource-collection game, so who knows?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 12, 2016, 04:44:02 AM
Remember me never to play Monopoly with you. :D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 12, 2016, 04:57:59 AM
I've not played enough CATAN to formulate an opinion. Given it needs 3 players unless you have an expansion, I've not had much chance to play.  I like the resource gathering, but it's the trading I dislike.  Wood for Sheep?  Games where players become deadlocked, knowing if they agree to an exchange they lose, never seem to appeal to me.  I like resource gathering games, I've mentioned Above & Below & Artifacts Inc.  I find it quite pleasing constructing a machine to turn stone into gold, through levels of careful balancing. 

You should take a look at Orleans, I like the mediæval artwork and colour schemes, but the game can be solo orientated even with high player counts.  The core of the game is building engines which can work based on your random bag pull.  I got the expansion for Xmas that makes it Co-op, but I've yet to sit down and try it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 12, 2016, 05:12:19 AM
Remember me never to play Monopoly with you. :D

Well, Monopoly has its own problems of course. It lasts forever, players get eliminated hours before the end, etc. But I am fine with the buying and selling in Monopoly. It's collecting random resources and trading them for something else in an arbitrary way that bugs me.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on February 12, 2016, 06:31:25 AM
I think Catan is a lot more interesting than Monopoly, but I don’t think there’s much in it in terms of fun for me personally. I haven’t played it with any of the expansions, but it seems to me like both games suffer from some common problems. Whilst you can’t actually be eliminated from a game of Catan until someone else has won, you might as well be if you don’t get off to a good start. Once one or two players have started doing well for themselves, it’s downhill all the way for everyone else. No other game has ever made me feel so irrelevant/ superfluous, even when I’ve been doing badly at it! Plus there’s the trading as has already been mentioned. I don’t like the idea of players inventing their own trades between them in any game as it always results in someone feeling as though they’ve been victimised (rightly or wrongly). It’s the same in Monopoly. I prefer to have a set of rules to stick to, even when I don’t always like the rules.

As for resources in general, I usually find I get on pretty well with them. 7 Wonders is the first game that springs to mind and I’m a big fan of that. Regardless of what the resources are, or what they represent, I like how I can try to win 1 of x and 2 of y in order to build z, or do I go for 3 of x and 1 of y in order to build z2? How decisions like this affect the game and determine your overall strategy is really interesting to me, moreso than theme or artwork, and the fact that I can’t really build a temple with 2 bricks, 2 planks of wood and a bottle of water doesn’t even enter my mind.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 12, 2016, 06:45:16 AM
Well said Dan. The resource aspect is what has made me hesitate over 7 Wonders too, but if you don't like Catan but like 7 Wonders, maybe there's hope for me too :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 12, 2016, 07:41:42 AM
Medici (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici) is down to its last 8 hours. They added two more stretch goals today and one of them has already been reached at $52,000. They need $55,000 for the next one, which is upgraded card quality.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 15, 2016, 02:03:53 AM
New additions to Kickstarter:

This one look neat as it will probably touch a lot of gamers preferences, it has tile laying, resource management, in game mission, dice fighting....
Heldentaufe -
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heldentaufe/heldentaufe-the-adventure-board-game-for-the-whole?ref=category_newest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heldentaufe/heldentaufe-the-adventure-board-game-for-the-whole?ref=category_newest)
And with a online demo also
http://demo.heldentaufe.ch/?lang=en (http://demo.heldentaufe.ch/?lang=en)

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 15, 2016, 03:48:48 AM
Two Roman-themed games that are on my 'to buy' list are having new editions published through Kickstarter this year, though neither campaign has begun yet.

The first is the classic two-person war game
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234/hannibal-rome-vs-carthage). I was considering getting this game when I go to Rome later this month, but now I guess I'll wait to see what the KS edition looks like.

The second is
Colosseum (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27746/colosseum). The original 2007 edition looks like it has quite cool artwork to begin with, so some people on BGG are questioning the point of making a new edition. And the KS campaign has already been delayed, so we'll have to wait and see what happens here.

But anyway, look out for these on KS sometime this year.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 16, 2016, 02:12:09 PM
One of the €35 early birds for Lex Arena has opened up if someone's quick!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lexarena/lex-arena-a-unique-strategy-board-game-from-ancien?ref=discovery
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 16, 2016, 02:18:18 PM
Guess people are starting to pull out their pledge, this campaign has no chance.
But as a lot of then they will surely learn from their mistakes and relaunch it sooner or later.
Heldentaufe is an example,  successfully launch the first time and now will get funded surely on the first week.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 16, 2016, 10:14:33 PM
Biergarten also failed the first time and was funded in its first week the second time.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 17, 2016, 12:16:22 AM
Exactly. If they find a good campaign manager and specially one or two blog reviews it's a sure thing.

Even with the limited information I do think that the game is good to go as it is.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on February 17, 2016, 01:22:31 AM
As long as they wait until I have some money left to spend I wouldn't mind backing Lex Arena (the revenge) as well. This month has already been an expensive one though...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 18, 2016, 01:36:12 AM
Two more early birds for Lex Arena are available as I type, but it sure looks like it won't be funded unfortunately.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 22, 2016, 09:10:42 AM
I usually don't lurk around the Playing Cards category so I completely missed this one.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cyanideandhappiness/joking-hazard (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cyanideandhappiness/joking-hazard)

The mechanics are much the same of Cards Against Humanity but if you're fun of the corrosive humor of the Cyanide & Happiness it's a deal.
On my side it's to expensive considering the 32$ shipping for the 45$ pledge and that it would be quite difficult to find 4+ to play with me.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 22, 2016, 10:17:02 AM
A couple more I just stumbled upon that could be interesting: 

Saloon Tycoon (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1459655047/saloon-tycoon-the-tile-game-that-builds-out-and-up-0?ref=category_newest) - a 3D tile-laying game with a Wild West theme.

LAND (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/landthegame/land-the-game/updates) - a historically-themed game set in the 2nd century BCE. Unfortunately they made a mistake on the length of the campaign when launching the KS and now they have to relaunch it, so it's not off to a great start.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 22, 2016, 12:09:25 PM
Saloon Tycoon lools really good and the 3D aspect jumps to the eye.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 22, 2016, 12:59:06 PM
Saloon Tycoon lools really good and the 3D aspect jumps to the eye.

I agree and I'll probably end up backing it. Then if I get Colt Express we can have Wild West game days!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 22, 2016, 03:04:32 PM
Saloon Tycoon lools really good and the 3D aspect jumps to the eye.

I agree and I'll probably end up backing it. Then if I get Colt Express we can have Wild West game days!
That's the spirit :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 23, 2016, 03:51:07 AM
I backed Saloon Tycoon. Shipping to Switzerland is an outrageous $40 (the same price as the pledge for the game), but fortunately I can have it shipped to France for $15 instead. Unfortunately shipping worldwide is expensive for this game, but for some reason France (along with Canada) is the second cheapest, after the US ($10). They are also trying to use shipping hubs to make shipping much cheaper, but that only works in areas with a lot of backers.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 23, 2016, 03:55:13 AM
Well if I not end up backing it I will help you unpack  >:D >:D :))
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 24, 2016, 06:41:15 AM
Second edition of what seems to be a quite hard to get game.
A lot of things going on and possibly a bit too complicated to me.
Mi Tierra Nueva Era (Second Edition)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1329697199/mi-tierra-nueva-era-second-edition?ref=category_newest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1329697199/mi-tierra-nueva-era-second-edition?ref=category_newest)

The Butterfly Garden looks like a simple collect and pair card game but with a quite nice artwork, and the price is comely.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337407318/the-butterfly-garden?ref=category_newest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337407318/the-butterfly-garden?ref=category_newest)

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 24, 2016, 10:30:15 AM
Second edition of what seems to be a quite hard to get game.
A lot of things going on and possibly a bit too complicated to me.
Mi Tierra Nueva Era (Second Edition)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1329697199/mi-tierra-nueva-era-second-edition?ref=category_newest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1329697199/mi-tierra-nueva-era-second-edition?ref=category_newest)

Yeah, it looks like a farmer-resource-Agricola-lite type of game, and that's not for me.

The Butterfly Garden looks like a simple collect and pair card game but with a quite nice artwork, and the price is comely.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337407318/the-butterfly-garden?ref=category_newest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337407318/the-butterfly-garden?ref=category_newest)

This appeals to me more. I have three of Dr Finn's games (Biblios, Biblios Dice and The Institute for Magical Arts) coming to me in the post as I type and they should arrive within the next few days, so hopefully I'll be able to play some of them before the end of this Kickstarter campaign. The Butterfly Garden looks simpler, but wife-friendly, so maybe I should ask her.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 24, 2016, 10:33:34 AM
LAND (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/landthegame/land-the-game/updates) - a historically-themed game set in the 2nd century BCE. Unfortunately they made a mistake on the length of the campaign when launching the KS and now they have to relaunch it, so it's not off to a great start.

This is now
up and running (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/landthegame/land-the-game-2nd-century-bce?ref=users) here. It's a first-time campaign and it looks like there are some rookie mistakes - no reviews and no gameplay tutorial/video yet. I'm interested in the theme but that's about all I can say at the moment, so I'll have to watch the campaign and see if I get enough information to make a decision.

While I'm at it, Lex Arena's campaign finished today and it wasn't funded. The designers have said they would like to make a limited number of copies and sell them rather than do another KS campaign.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on February 24, 2016, 05:39:32 PM
Has anyone else got onto the new Queen Games: World Monuments?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/world-monuments (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/world-monuments)

I woke up to a notice form QG and have a spot on hold. Not sure there is enough game here but the quality looks good and the simple mechanics make it tempting. There are no preview - reviews and just a few vids from the publisher and also one from BGG.

From KS page:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrTKy44pwBA

I hadn't heard of the designer, Piero Cioni, that looks to have 15 published credits. The highest BGG rating is for Daimyo published in 2005 – 6.48 BGG ratings. #220 in Abstract games. Not a bad pedigree overall but nothing outstanding either.
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/2752/piero-cioni (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/2752/piero-cioni)

World monuments has an Abstract feel but not sure there is enough game there. The primary decisions are what stones to Quarry and what order to place pieces for best point outcome. The game boards and the nice chunky wood pieces look great.

It was interesting watching the early uptake on this. When I first checked the Early bird threshold hold was at 74 taken of 200. While I looked for references to the game I came back to the KS page it had drop to 66 of 200. At this point I decided to hold a spot.

By the time I got to work and checked in on the KS. All 200 early birds were gone. After work and looking into the progess, QG up'd the Early Bird to 350 backers (!?). As I type there are now only 17 spots left before the $50 buy-in goes up $10. (all USD).

Also interested how many time others have held a Crowdfunding spot and cancelled their pledge before completion? I haven't done it often, maybe 2 or 3 times.

Edit: Apologies for the late addition. I forgot to mention, there are four extra monument boards with the Kickstarter. The non-KS edition only comes with 4 monuments. The individual maps add modifications beyond just the look of the buildings. No, I don't work for Queen games  :)



 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 25, 2016, 01:11:39 AM
I'm in an Early Bird slot - TBD though!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 25, 2016, 03:28:00 AM
Well World Monuments does look as refreshing and as Jungleboy magically put it referring to Butterfly Garden:
... looks simpler, but wife-friendly,...
on top of that my daughter should be able to quickly pick up on it, if we take the scoring part, so even better.

I'll keep it on close watch as there are still some early birds available but at +60Eur with shipping it's a lot. Nevertheless I'm currently backing Heldentaufe, following Villages of Valeria, Joking Hazard and Saloon Tycoon and waiting fulfillment on another 5 so more and more I'm feeling like:
Hello my name is Franks and I have a problem  :P  ;D
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 25, 2016, 03:41:52 AM
Thanks for your detailed post franks! I discovered this shortly before your post and backed it.

A few points:

1. This is the first time in my short Kickstarter 'career' that I backed something without being sure if I would honour my pledge. I saw that there were two early birds left so I grabbed it without thinking twice. Now I see that the number of early birds keeps rising, which is a bit tricksies. They are making people think they need to back it immediately to be sure of an early bird, then they just add 50 more early birds when it gets full.

2. Now that I've had a chance to look at it a bit more closely, I think the game looks cool. I'm not sure how deep it is but I love wooden pieces and I love the world monuments idea - the wood/abstract/building reminds me of Medina, which (I think) is sitting in a box across from me in wrapping paper as I type. The scoring for World Monuments is simpler than for Medina and there are fewer choices of what do to with your pieces, but the quarry aspect adds another level to the game in that not everyone begins with the same pieces.

3. I'm a 'cultural traveller' (for lack of a better term) so I'm interested in the theme of travel (e.g. I have seen in person all five of the buildings revealed so far). Therefore the last four buildings that are part of the KS exclusive are important for me. We already know (thanks to Decar's guess) that the first one is the sphinx. As I posted in the comments, I'm hoping for ancient/medieval buildings for the remaining ones because that's what I'm interested in, and I'm pretty sure I'll never build the US Capitol. But theme is more important to me than to most people. This is why I don't really understand the 'abstract' concept that much. I am much more interested in building St. Peter's than the US Capitol, even if they're both just about placing wooden blocks to form an abstract version of the building.

Edit: added some stuff.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on February 25, 2016, 04:36:16 AM
Well World Monuments does look as refreshing and as Jungleboy magically put it referring to Butterfly Garden:
... looks simpler, but wife-friendly,...
on top of that my daughter should be able to quickly pick up on it, if we take the scoring part, so even better.

I'll keep it on close watch as there are still some early birds available but at +60Eur with shipping it's a lot. Nevertheless I'm currently backing Heldentaufe, following Villages of Valeria, Joking Hazard and Saloon Tycoon and waiting fulfillment on another 5 so more and more I'm feeling like:
Hello my name is Franks and I have a problem  :P  ;D

;D ;D ;D

Apparently admitting one has a problem is the first step in therapy  :o

Wife friendly is very important in my household as well.

jungleboy - Yes, I see QG has increased the 'Early Bird' to 400! In regards to theme, building the monuments has some uniqueness to it but the theme feels a little thin besides that. Not sure if they could introduce other game elements in future expansions to help with the theme, (and maybe complexity). The building block aspect and completing the monument does look fun though.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 25, 2016, 06:16:29 AM
I'm not seeing the strategy here - specially not for 2-players.  One player gets to move once to take a piece from the quarry, second player gets to take two.  Then 3, then 4 .etc...  Looks like there are 25 stones.  I think that means player 2 will have two less stones.  In two player, the player with the least level-1 blocks will probably win unless they get level 3s to go with them.  I wonder if blue blocks make enough difference and there's enough strategy selecting blocks from the quarry.

I'll need to watch the gameplay video, but I think I'm out.  Great components, great idea, weak mechanics.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 25, 2016, 08:27:22 AM
I'll need to watch the gameplay video, but I think I'm out.  Great components, great idea, weak mechanics.

My problem is that I'm a sucker for components and idea/theme.

So, about the mechanics, let's try to figure it all out. I think the quarrying might have more to it than it seems, not only in terms of the blocks you select for yourself, but also how you position the quarry pawn at the end of your turn. It's not that you get to take a certain number of stones per move, it's that you get to move the quarry pawn a certain number of spaces per move. If there are no stones on the spaces you move through, you don't get any stones. So you may have to decide at a certain point whether you want to get the most valuable stones, or perhaps take less valuable stones but position the quarry pawn in such a way that the next player will end up with fewer stones.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 26, 2016, 03:27:56 AM
I've watched the video.  There's definitely a bit of strategy in the quarry, although I think choices will be limited, because you're forced to take stones in certain orders (having to take all the stones & ending on the outer rim).  Mathematically, I find that sort of thing quite pleasing; I keep thinking there must be a way of stopping someone getting stones, but I can't see it.

I didn't realize there was a negative point score if you couldn't place a stone; this almost makes it's cooperative.  That's nice.  I can see plenty of opportunity to make fan expansions & queenies if it's popular.


I'm taking a long hard look at Heldentaufe - I remember playing the PC game and wondering why I needed a boardgame of it.  I think that's why it didn't do well last time.  I'm also considering Knights & Bikes (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foamsword/knights-and-bikes?) - a computer game, that has a great art style.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 26, 2016, 04:16:58 AM
The other thing I found out about World Monuments via the comments is that it's possible (and I suppose likely) that the monument will be incomplete at the end of the game. If anyone has to pass at any point in the third phase while still having non-blue/black stones behind their screens, the monument won't be finished. That seems like a shame, doesn't it?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 26, 2016, 05:09:24 AM
Yeah, I thought that might be a consequence.  I wonder how far two people will be able to get.  I don't see the intensive for giving points away to your opponent.  I think this might be a try-before-i-buy.  Queen Games usually distribute queenies, I'd be surprised if the 4 extra exclusive buildings didnt become available eventually.  I think the mechanics are lacking in this game.  It might be nice to play with children, where the focus is working together to build a famous monument, I don't see it lasting more than a few quick games.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 26, 2016, 05:25:27 AM
I might be starting to agree with you. I'll see what the remaining three monuments are and make a decision then.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on February 26, 2016, 06:19:46 AM
I've been iffy from the start with this one and it can certainly be hit or miss with Queen.

Besides what you guys mention above I'm also bothered by the short funding drive and Queen's lack of review copies. I want independent reviews or at least impressions by others. In the end this is what usually sells me on a game.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 28, 2016, 03:57:49 AM
Any addicts seen : House of Borgia (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/693352677/house-of-borgia?ref=users)?

I'm not sure I liked the look of 'Landed' - nothing beats a bit of tile-laying - but the point scoring seems a little basic: Draw tiles, Make this shape, score points.  I didn't see any anguish or difficult decision making to be had.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 28, 2016, 04:47:59 AM
Well it looks those kind of games that only work with close friends or family that like to bluff one anothers for the fun. A bit like Council of Verona.
Comparing with the other more complete games currenty under funding it is not on the priorities.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on February 28, 2016, 07:36:41 AM
Any addicts seen : House of Borgia (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/693352677/house-of-borgia?ref=users)?

I did see this a little while back. I generally don't gravitate to social deduction and bluffing games much. The biggest fall down for me is they work best with high player count and I don't have a regular enough game group for that.

I do have a couple in the genre already, One Night Ultimately Werewolf and One Night Resistance. While enjoyable, these are more than enough for as much as they get played.

I will say that there are some twists in the mechanics of Borgia that look interesting and the production looks good. Just not one for me.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 29, 2016, 02:25:53 AM
Meanwhile Saloon Tycoon (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1459655047/saloon-tycoon-the-tile-game-that-builds-out-and-up-0) is humming along. One exclusive mini-expansion has already been unlocked, another will fall in the next 24 hours and a third looks likely to be unlocked before the end of the campaign too.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 29, 2016, 03:03:33 AM
Villages of Valeria (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dailymagicgames/villages-of-valeria) is on the final 48 hours and although the SG for the standard pledge were closed in order not to mess up the logistics, the deluxe version will probably unlock the Exp.Pack2.

At USD17 (standard) and USD23 (deluxe) it does appears to have great value for the money but being a card only I'll probably let this one pass.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 29, 2016, 11:25:11 AM
I am going to drop my pledge for World Monuments (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/world-monuments). If anyone is interested in it for the early bird price, let me know and we can try to coordinate it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on February 29, 2016, 04:21:04 PM
I am going to drop my pledge for World Monuments (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/world-monuments). If anyone is interested in it for the early bird price, let me know and we can try to coordinate it.

I dropped mine yesterday, along with 3 other, apparently. I was going to post something similar until I saw the early bird had dropped to 396/400. I just checked it now and it is still at that same number.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 01, 2016, 12:40:39 AM
I'm out too.

Imps & Monsters is ending soon and the postagebis terrible :(
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99575233/imps-and-monsters-ten-years-of-art-by-justin-hillg
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 01, 2016, 03:43:15 AM
Any addicts seen : House of Borgia (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/693352677/house-of-borgia?ref=users)?

I'm not sure I liked the look of 'Landed' - nothing beats a bit of tile-laying - but the point scoring seems a little basic: Draw tiles, Make this shape, score points.  I didn't see any anguish or difficult decision making to be had.

I'm just getting around to looking at this now. The theme and the artwork look great, so that puts me 2/3 of the way there. I'll have to look into the gameplay a bit and see if the final third does it for me.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 01, 2016, 04:09:27 AM
Steam Court (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2126359157/steam-court-relaunched?ref=nav_search) is basically a fancy version of the game called President/Asshole/Scum etc that you play with a regular deck of cards (and that we used to play at university). It takes this basic game that's super easy to teach and play and adds a cool theme, great artwork and a few other cool things (such as special powers for each player, special cards etc). Plus there's a really beautiful wooden box that you can pledge extra for.

So I'll have a think about this one too.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 01, 2016, 04:18:30 AM
Looks interesting!

I'm giving Too Many Bones some serious consideration too. I love a dice rolling game and an RPG, but coop is usually weak and I'm not sure there are enough events for random replay.  The gameplay runthroughs are a little short too. I get the feeling it will be punishing later on!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2025187024/too-many-bones
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 01, 2016, 01:43:58 PM
How did I not know about this!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2040841793/plug-sargent/
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 01, 2016, 02:04:16 PM
How did I not know about this!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2040841793/plug-sargent/

OMG. I absolutely HATE having cables from chargers lying around everywhere, so I'm definitely up for a solution like this. But I wish the box was made of their usual wood, which I think is much classier than the white stuff. But I guess the white stuff is cheaper.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 01, 2016, 03:10:04 PM
Come on thats an Saturday morning DIY project. Easy Peasy.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on March 01, 2016, 04:32:58 PM
Don't underestimate the quality of the workmanship that goes into all of Basically Wooden's products.

Don't overestimate my DIY skills either. I almost smashed the side gate to pieces with a hammer once, because I got so angry at my inability to put a sliding bolt on it. And don't even get me started on the collapsible washing line spike. Not good times. :-[
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 02, 2016, 01:36:27 AM
Come on thats an Saturday morning DIY project.

Their Saturday... not mine  :(y) :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 02, 2016, 01:44:41 AM
Don't underestimate the quality of the workmanship that goes into all of Basically Wooden's products.

Don't overestimate my DIY skills either. I almost smashed the side gate to pieces with a hammer once, because I got so angry at my inability to put a sliding bolt on it. And don't even get me started on the collapsible washing line spike. Not good times. :-[
BW are professionals and from them I can only expect perfection but nevertheless this project still seems simple enough to be done at home with a respectable quality.
From what you're telling us I'd say that your problem is lack of proper tools and a noisy wife. Whenever I start doing grim faces while DIY'ing my wife knows not to get near and suggestions are absolutely forbidden.

Come on thats an Saturday morning DIY project.

Their Saturday... not mine  :(y) :(y) :(y)
  ;D ;D :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: hunnymonster on March 02, 2016, 01:54:16 AM
Hmmm - given the heat output from all of the wall warts is going to be trapped in the box, there could be scope for early failures of said wall warts because they're working in elevated temperatures... I'm sure BW are all over it though.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 02, 2016, 04:12:06 AM
Changing a light bulb is about as DIY as I get.

On a more serious note, I always prefer 'professional-level' products and services of any kind. If I have the ability to do that myself, then great, but if not (such as in this case), I'd much rather pay for a professional box than make a crappy one myself.

Meanwhile, is there a way on the KS iOS app to see your starred projects without searching for them individually?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 02, 2016, 04:57:57 AM
The lazy gamer (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/878938288/the-lazy-gamer?ref=nav_search) is a great idea, but unfortunately the shipping costs make it too expensive, especially outside North America. It's a beautifully crafted rotating tabletop that you can use to play games on and always be able to rotate the table if you need to.

It might be worth suggesting this idea to Basically Wooden too.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 03, 2016, 03:29:53 AM
Two Roman-themed games that are on my 'to buy' list are having new editions published through Kickstarter this year, though neither campaign has begun yet.

The second is Colosseum (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27746/colosseum). The original 2007 edition looks like it has quite cool artwork to begin with, so some people on BGG are questioning the point of making a new edition. And the KS campaign has already been delayed, so we'll have to wait and see what happens here.

The emperor's edition of Colosseum is coming to Kickstarter on March 22nd. More info on
TMG's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/tastyminstrelgames/?fref=ts).

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160303/8c4fb836b6fb261b3d4d25b7c1ecc946.jpg)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 04, 2016, 06:08:32 AM
Steam Court (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2126359157/steam-court-relaunched?ref=nav_search) is basically a fancy version of the game called President/Asshole/Scum etc that you play with a regular deck of cards (and that we used to play at university). It takes this basic game that's super easy to teach and play and adds a cool theme, great artwork and a few other cool things (such as special powers for each player, special cards etc). Plus there's a really beautiful wooden box that you can pledge extra for.

So I'll have a think about this one too.

I decided to back this.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 04, 2016, 07:40:28 AM
Steam Court (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2126359157/steam-court-relaunched?ref=nav_search) is basically a fancy version of the game called President/Asshole/Scum etc that you play with a regular deck of cards (and that we used to play at university). It takes this basic game that's super easy to teach and play and adds a cool theme, great artwork and a few other cool things (such as special powers for each player, special cards etc). Plus there's a really beautiful wooden box that you can pledge extra for.

So I'll have a think about this one too.

I decided to back this.

I am torn.  It looks really well done, but most of the reviews say you need 4 to 10 players.  On most nights we play with 3.  I also wish there was more than just cogs on the playing cards. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 04, 2016, 08:06:28 AM
I am torn.  It looks really well done, but most of the reviews say you need 4 to 10 players.  On most nights we play with 3.  I also wish there was more than just cogs on the playing cards.

I'm happy with the cogs myself, but now that you mention it, it's true that they could have done some more here (maybe it's one of the unrevealed stretch goals?).

Like the card game it's based on, it's true that 4+ is better. But it's also the kind of game you could bring to a non-game night or suggest for something to do after dinner at a dinner party, because it's super easy to teach and fun. So I think there would be more opportunities to play with 4+ beyond the typical games night.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on March 10, 2016, 10:13:02 AM
Anyone in for the latest Kingdom Builder expansion?

Kingdom Builder Harvest

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/kingdom-builder-harvest

Marshlands isn't even out yet and they are back with another one! I will have to take a closer look, after work  >:D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 10, 2016, 10:31:16 AM
You know Queen Games are doing well when they couldn't even be bothered to do a video for this kickstarter.

I can't believe they've created a Big Box that doesn't correctly hold all the items, but are offering a new-style as an extra from their Marshlands kickstarter.  It's all pretty weak.....I'm a sucker though....
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on March 10, 2016, 03:33:01 PM
Anyone in for the latest Kingdom Builder expansion?

Kingdom Builder Harvest

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/kingdom-builder-harvest

Marshlands isn't even out yet and they are back with another one! I will have to take a closer look, after work  >:D
Granted, Marshlands got delayed a year because of all the contractual stuff, so this one was probably already being prepped for release in 2016.

You know Queen Games are doing well when they couldn't even be bothered to do a video for this kickstarter.

I can't believe they've created a Big Box that doesn't correctly hold all the items, but are offering a new-style as an extra from their Marshlands kickstarter.  It's all pretty weak.....I'm a sucker though....
Queen Games is über lazy these days, and I am sick of their excuses. I only ever backed Urbanization from them, and that was a truly new game different from anything else they've released since. I'd back Kingdom Builder Big Box if only my partner liked the game, but she doesn't for some reason so I really have no justification (or money) for it. Perhaps when the tenth expansion is out, I can convince her. Granted, if the app ever got some IAP, I'd probably just go down that route instead. The Big Box for Alhambra (which I owned before the Kickstarter) released alongside The Falconers expansion in 2014 and they didn't redesign the box to hold the new expansion or the larger deluxe edition game board (and they didn't in the second Kickstarter for the Alhambra Family Big Box either). I feel that was a mistake on their part.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 10, 2016, 03:38:15 PM
IAP?  More like: Much Needed Love And Attention, It's Lacking In So Many Ways....MNLAAILISMW.

Mind you it's only about £1.50, it's a good sampler.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on March 10, 2016, 09:28:22 PM
I was in at about $3500.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on March 10, 2016, 10:05:06 PM
I was in at about $3500.
Wow! I don't think my entire collection is worth that much. Maybe it is, but if so, that's probably too much for me.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on March 10, 2016, 11:33:53 PM
I meant when the pledges for the Kingdom Builder kickstarter was at $3500. It had only been going a few hours then.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 11, 2016, 04:19:43 AM
An update on the three current projects that I'm backing. All three are already funded and ending soon, in case anyone wants to jump in. (I decided to drop my pledge for Steam Court after all.)

Butterfly Garden (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337407318/the-butterfly-garden) - 4 days to go
A light and very portable filler game that junglegirl should like and that is a great game for a picnic. This is now Steve Finn's most backed game on KS (and he now publishes all his games through KS). Two card upgrade SGs have been reached, and now I'm hoping that he'll get to $25,000 for another upgrade (turning the jar and garden cards into punchboard tiles).

House of Borgia (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/693352677/house-of-borgia) - 4 days to go
A social deduction game centred around the theme of a Papal enclave, which suits me greatly as most of my best friends are Catholics or (former) Vatican tour guides or both. It was finally funded overnight after ages of being close but not quite there. There are a couple of easily-obtainable stretch goals in the last few days to improve the dice and other components.

Saloon Tycoon (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1459655047/saloon-tycoon-the-tile-game-that-builds-out-and-up-0) - 4 days to go
The campaign for this 3D tile laying game has just kept going and going, with no mid-campaign drop-off. They're almost at $60,000 and yet another stretch goal. There are already three KS exclusive mini-expansion stretch goals that have been reached, and potentially another one at $70,000.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on March 11, 2016, 04:48:33 AM
Can I just remind you of the topic of this thread: "KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)"

Your post is like asking me how my blood sugar management is going whilst handing me a big bag of my favourite chocolates! :P

Now I need to buy all the things, mostly through fear that in 10 years time, on SaloonTycoonCentral.com, all the cool kids will be talking about how wonderful it is to own the special KS exclusive mini-expansions and I'll be sat in the corner, crying into my beer because I decided I didn't need yet more things to spend my money on back in the days before I won the lottery...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 11, 2016, 06:22:03 AM
Can I just remind you of the topic of this thread: "KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)"

So your kids won't get to go to college, but at least they'll have access to a shelf or two full of great games!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 11, 2016, 07:51:07 AM
I forgot to back Too Many Bones yesterday evening, so I missed out there.

I'm intrigued by Saloon Tycoon, I need to watch some more videos.

I've had a few expensive things to pay for this week, so probably best to forget about Kickstarters for now ....  :-[ :-[ :-[


Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 11, 2016, 09:58:37 AM
I'm almost in on Saloon Tycoon (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1459655047/saloon-tycoon-the-tile-game-that-builds-out-and-up-0?ref=users) but backing it is indeed a matter of cash-flow.

In the mean time, being a few days out of KS, some new interesting projects got launched:
Pack O Game SET 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/713947418/pack-o-game-set-2-wee-strategy-games-for-on-the-go?ref=users) A lot of small, quick and simple games at a great value looks greatly wife and kids friendly.

Pegged In (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1907354006/pegged-in-customisable-board-game?ref=users) Oh! is it wood crafted?? Ok, I'm pretty much in.

Cubetto (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/primotoys/cubetto-hands-on-coding-for-girls-and-boys-aged-3?ref=users) Out of my league but it looks like a really fun afternoon with the kids.

LACORSA (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1074108816/lacorsa-grand-prix-game?ref=users) Ok wood projects again? This one also deserves a good thought and the mechanics seem like one of those games that you start really friendly and end up ruining up a long friendship, a marriage, smashing some game pieces in the way.


Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 11, 2016, 10:17:12 AM
On mobile so I can't link but did you see Sovrano on KS Chooselife? It's a chess-type wooden game.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 11, 2016, 10:25:01 AM
Here's the link:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cambiumgames/sovrano-an-abstract-game-of-strategy-and-cunning?ref=nav_search

.....wood....... :'( :'(
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 11, 2016, 11:13:13 AM
 ;)
I guess that both Sovrano and Pegged In are also good DIY candidates so I might go for the print&plays and or rulebooks.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 14, 2016, 03:39:07 AM
In the mean time, being a few days out of KS, some new interesting projects got launched:
Pack O Game SET 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/713947418/pack-o-game-set-2-wee-strategy-games-for-on-the-go?ref=users) A lot of small, quick and simple games at a great value looks greatly wife and kids friendly.

Thanks for the tip about this one! I've backed it and I'm really excited about it, as I travel a lot anyway and will be travelling even more in the next few years, so this is absolutely perfect. So far there are 8 games in the set with a 9th soon to be unlocked and potentially more to come. The 'pod' case that carries them only fits 8, but that's OK as it means I can choose my favourite 8 and bring them on a long trip. So far I really like the look of RUM, ORC, BOO, NUT and DIG, with GYM as my 6th. BOX, SPY and SOW are the ones I'd consider cutting from my final 8. At the moment BOX or SPY are probably first on the chopping block.

This is the second set like this from the same designer. The second set games are generally considered to be deeper and a bit more strategic (within the framework of a micro game) than the first set, which for example had the 'catapult-like' FLY as one of its core games.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 14, 2016, 03:41:28 AM
I think I'll look at picking these up after the event - Orc and the mancala games looked the best to me.

In other news Dan and I have been immortalized, WDYT?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 14, 2016, 04:28:41 AM
In other news Dan and I have been immortalized, WDYT?

Looks great! I wonder if we'll end up on the same card? (Perhaps not because both pairs are sitting at a table.)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 14, 2016, 06:53:55 AM
I was looking at the Evolution CLIMATE kickstarter  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1923120194/evolution-climate-a-stand-alone-boardgame (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1923120194/evolution-climate-a-stand-alone-boardgame).  I am trying to find somewhere nearby to try the original game before committing to this one. 


In the mean time, being a few days out of KS, some new interesting projects got launched:
Pack O Game SET 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/713947418/pack-o-game-set-2-wee-strategy-games-for-on-the-go?ref=users) A lot of small, quick and simple games at a great value looks greatly wife and kids friendly.

I am going to back this one as well.   If they get delivered before Xmas, they will make some excellent stocking stuffers.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 14, 2016, 08:42:57 AM
Saloon Tycoon (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1459655047/saloon-tycoon-the-tile-game-that-builds-out-and-up-0) - 4 days to go
The campaign for this 3D tile laying game has just kept going and going, with no mid-campaign drop-off. They're almost at $60,000 and yet another stretch goal. There are already three KS exclusive mini-expansion stretch goals that have been reached, and potentially another one at $70,000.

35 hours to go and there are now 5 - count 'em, FIVE - KS exclusive mini-expansions that have been unlocked. Get on board!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 14, 2016, 10:06:47 AM
Saloon Tycoon (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1459655047/saloon-tycoon-the-tile-game-that-builds-out-and-up-0) - 4 days to go
The campaign for this 3D tile laying game has just kept going and going, with no mid-campaign drop-off. They're almost at $60,000 and yet another stretch goal. There are already three KS exclusive mini-expansion stretch goals that have been reached, and potentially another one at $70,000.

35 hours to go and there are now 5 - count 'em, FIVE - KS exclusive mini-expansions that have been unlocked. Get on board!

Still thinking on backing or not but I'm sure to be on your wife blacklist by now.
Just saw your "Kickstarter Krazy" personnel profile text, loved it.  >:D >:D :)) :)) :))
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: SRBO on March 14, 2016, 10:44:53 AM
Saloon Tycoon (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1459655047/saloon-tycoon-the-tile-game-that-builds-out-and-up-0) - 4 days to go
The campaign for this 3D tile laying game has just kept going and going, with no mid-campaign drop-off. They're almost at $60,000 and yet another stretch goal. There are already three KS exclusive mini-expansion stretch goals that have been reached, and potentially another one at $70,000.

35 hours to go and there are now 5 - count 'em, FIVE - KS exclusive mini-expansions that have been unlocked. Get on board!

Looks really interesting.ive never backed a game on kickstarter before. Anything I need to know before I back a project?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 14, 2016, 11:18:01 AM
Looks really interesting.ive never backed a game on kickstarter before. Anything I need to know before I back a project?

You have to pay by credit card - no paypal. Estimated delivery is August 2016, but this should be taken as a rough date. Some (many?) projects end up delivering late.

I think that's about it.

Meanwhile, the 6th mini-expansion will fall before sunrise tomorrow in Europe :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 14, 2016, 02:57:26 PM
Meanwhile, the 6th mini-expansion will fall before sunrise tomorrow in Europe :)

I underestimated - it's already been unlocked. This campaign is just flying now, over 400% funded.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 14, 2016, 04:13:19 PM
You are so totally talking me into this.  The game looks fun, but the long playthrough video was horrible.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 15, 2016, 03:02:03 AM
My name is Pedro, and I've a problem....

Sorry, I meant to say I just jumped on board the Stagecoach going West.  :-X :-X
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 15, 2016, 05:30:35 AM
A couple of projects that are worth mentioning here:

Little Drop of Poison (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1817423053/little-drop-of-poison/description)
A card game where you play as rats and weasels and try to poison each other or the king. It looks like a fun social game that's easy to teach and quick to play. It's already funded and has reached some stretch goals (multi-colour poison, antidote cards, card upgrade).

Sabotile: Isles of Hexoté (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/291817103/sabotile-isles-of-hexote-a-tile-laying-board-game?ref=category_newest)
A hexagonal tile-laying game where you are trying to recover the lost sacred totem of your tribe. You can sabotage the other players as you go. It just started its campaign so it's a long way from funding.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 15, 2016, 08:21:59 AM
Saloon Tycoon is up to $90,000.  We get cowboy meeples  :brown-meeple: and a promise of claims cards for the mini-expansions if it makes it to $100,000. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 15, 2016, 09:52:32 AM
70 hours closing on Kingdom Builder: The Harvest - that's the only thing on my radar at the moment.  They've been kind enough to give an extra copy of the cards to every backer, so I can replace the old ones I've not received from the last kickstarter yet  :(y) :(y) :(y) That's future proofing
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 15, 2016, 11:58:54 AM
House of Borgia (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/693352677/house-of-borgia) - 4 days to go
A social deduction game centred around the theme of a Papal enclave, which suits me greatly as most of my best friends are Catholics or (former) Vatican tour guides or both. It was finally funded overnight after ages of being close but not quite there. There are a couple of easily-obtainable stretch goals in the last few days to improve the dice and other components.

An update on this with 15 hours to go. It has had a strong finish and some stretch goals have been reached, mostly component upgrades. There is another nice one at $35K that should be reached too.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 15, 2016, 01:11:05 PM
I've got my eye out for a dice chucking game - hopefully with a smaller player count though.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 16, 2016, 03:30:06 AM
Watchmen of Destiny (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1711242500/watchmen-of-destiny) Not much into card only games but this one present a lot of interaction between players and should be fun enough. The art looks really good and at 22USD with free shipping (USD/CAN/EU) it does look cheap.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 17, 2016, 04:10:27 PM
Ding & Dent is a very good fortnightly podcast - in it they share their thoughts on 'Pack O Games 2' - http://www.dinganddentcast.com/archives/episode-14-pack-o-games-gordon-calleja

I try and catch this podcast frequently, they are very good at describing game play mechanics.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 20, 2016, 03:07:35 PM
All looks quiet on the Kickstarten Front.

If anyone reading this feels they missed out on the Kingdom Builder kickstarter, it looks like they are doing late pledges.  You just have to drop them an email.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/kingdom-builder-harvest/posts/1522675
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 20, 2016, 03:09:30 PM

All looks quiet on the Kickstarten Front.

I'm waiting for the new edition of Colosseum to appear on KS on Tuesday to see if it's worth backing.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 22, 2016, 10:59:02 AM
Two Roman-themed games that are on my 'to buy' list are having new editions published through Kickstarter this year, though neither campaign has begun yet.

The second is Colosseum (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27746/colosseum). The original 2007 edition looks like it has quite cool artwork to begin with, so some people on BGG are questioning the point of making a new edition. And the KS campaign has already been delayed, so we'll have to wait and see what happens here.

Colosseum's
Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelmindes/colosseum-emperors-edition?ref=users) is live and was funded ($30,000) in less than two hours.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 27, 2016, 02:46:44 AM
Meeple shaped bottle opener:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justinfarr/meeple-mate-bottle-opener

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 27, 2016, 11:51:40 PM
Scuttle, a fun-looking pirate-themed card game for just $9 (+ $10 worldwide shipping), or $14 with an expansion:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peterchayward/scuttle-the-pirate-card-game-for-all-ages
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 28, 2016, 12:09:58 PM
Scuttle looks fun, but I was put off by the age rating - then I remembered CArcassonne is for 7+.

I'm following Kharnage, I'm not sure the gameplay video grabbed me, it just seemed to be a card-smash fest.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1538673930/kharnage-hell-yearghh/description
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 28, 2016, 01:32:33 PM
Santorini was started today. Simple abstract game with a mythical theme wrapped over the top.  Looks a little steep for my European postage, but that pedestal is something else

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roxley/santorini-learn-it-in-30-seconds-play-it-for-life
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 28, 2016, 02:54:26 PM
Santorini was started today. Simple abstract game with a mythical theme wrapped over the top.  Looks a little steep for my European postage, but that pedestal is something else

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roxley/santorini-learn-it-in-30-seconds-play-it-for-life

Oh stop it, you're almost as bad as Chooselife!

(I backed it.)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on March 28, 2016, 08:49:26 PM
Santorini was started today. Simple abstract game with a mythical theme wrapped over the top.  Looks a little steep for my European postage, but that pedestal is something else

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roxley/santorini-learn-it-in-30-seconds-play-it-for-life

Oh stop it, you're almost as bad as Chooselife!

(I backed it.)

I had been watching and waiting for this one as well. These are local lads that live here in Calgary. I've have met them at a local game-cons where they are very personable and active. Roxley has put together other good games, Steampunk Rally and Super Motherload that have very good ratings and production.

I'm a big fan of abstracts so look forward to this one. I don't think this one will disappoint anyone. I do know how it feels to be on the wrong side of international shipping costs, ouch!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 29, 2016, 02:06:29 AM
I just saw SANTORINI and I'm baffled. At 96CAD (+/-64EUR) it is a lot but it looks really, really, really, really nice.
I now have 29days to find a good reason not to back it.

Oh stop it, you're almost as bad as Chooselife!
(I backed it.)
8) :P ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 29, 2016, 02:44:31 AM
Well if 64 Euros wasn't going to stop you nothing will   ;D

I'm not sure I actually like the buildings - I love abstract games and I wonder if they laid the theme just a little too thick.  I have a feeling I'd prefer to just have blocks of wood.  It's one of those games like Connect-4 too; does the first player win - but it takes 100 years for someone to prove it?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 29, 2016, 03:08:27 AM
I know this is going to sound silly, but all of the structures and domes being the same color is a big turn off.  Thematically building taller structures seems cooler than getting a builder to the third floor.  Then again there are a lot of building games like that already and this is different. The strategy looks varied based on your God's special ability, so that is a big plus and will increase the playtime. 

I am going to hold off on this one.  I work on the 3rd floor of a building, so I win every weekday already  8)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 29, 2016, 03:21:09 AM
It's hard to tell what the final production will look like - the ones in videos are pre-production 3d-printed towers.  I can see people painting/pimping them - but I don't have the skills.

All of the god cards are on BGG, so perhaps I can play it with some meeple and some up turned tiles - anyone fancy doing this at the meetup?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 29, 2016, 03:52:07 AM
Well if 64 Euros wasn't going to stop you nothing will   ;D
The problem is that half of that should be enough to not even star the project.

Although I'm also a sucker for wood no matter the material on the blocks it makes all sense for them to be all white. Just look at any traditional Santorini photo.
(http://foundtheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Santorini-Greece-2-1.jpg)

I work on the 3rd floor of a building, so I win every weekday already  8)
Does it have an elevator? Cause I live on a 3rd floor apartment, no elevator, 2 kids "lap sized", so I believe I'm the winner  :P ;D 8)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 29, 2016, 04:21:48 AM
Does it have an elevator? Cause I live on a 3rd floor apartment, no elevator, 2 kids "lap sized", so I believe I'm the winner  :P ;D 8)

2 lap sized kids?  You definitely win.   I probably get more sleep though. 

Good news for you is that they will fall in love with board games when they hit 6 or 7. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 30, 2016, 03:40:18 AM
I know this is going to sound silly, but all of the structures and domes being the same color is a big turn off. 

As Chooselife said, these colours are typical of Santorini so I am happy with this aspect.

I always prefer wooden pieces where possible but the 'locking' of pieces on top of each other seems to be important here.

My only other complaint is the cartoonish artwork of the god cards and the lower board.

But in any case, I've backed it and can't wait.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 30, 2016, 04:27:07 AM
My only other complaint is the cartoonish artwork of the god cards and the lower board.

On my opinion the cartoonish art is half of the charm but I might be biased as I tend to prefer games that can be introduced to my kid(s).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 30, 2016, 01:23:25 PM
I just saw SANTORINI and I'm baffled. At 96CAD (+/-64EUR) it is a lot but it looks really, really, really, really nice.
I now have 29days to find a good reason not to back it.

Here's a BGG thread with a possible saving on shipping to Portugal. So that's another reason to back it :)

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/22252741#22252741
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 30, 2016, 02:21:52 PM
I just need 3 copies of 'The Tower' - I call it Carcorini

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/fun/20160330_221225-800x450.jpg)

I used black meeple, but with the extra tower pieces painted black I think I'm sorted.
75 Tower pieces, 25 Tower Tiles and 10 caps.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 31, 2016, 03:04:47 AM
I just saw SANTORINI and I'm baffled. At 96CAD (+/-64EUR) it is a lot but it looks really, really, really, really nice.
I now have 29days to find a good reason not to back it.

Here's a BGG thread with a possible saving on shipping to Portugal. So that's another reason to back it :)

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/22252741#22252741
I'm not really that active on BGG or that Portuguese Forum but I'll try to join in. Thanks.
In any case if your move is confirmed we can split a two copy pledge or I can try to order 2 copies through the local group.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 31, 2016, 12:03:46 PM
I'm not really that active on BGG or that Portuguese Forum but I'll try to join in. Thanks.
In any case if your move is confirmed we can split a two copy pledge or I can try to order 2 copies through the local group.

OK, let's monitor it and make a decision towards the end of the campaign. Thanks!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 01, 2016, 01:35:59 AM
I'm not really that active on BGG or that Portuguese Forum but I'll try to join in. Thanks.
In any case if your move is confirmed we can split a two copy pledge or I can try to order 2 copies through the local group.

OK, let's monitor it and make a decision towards the end of the campaign. Thanks!
Jungleboy FYI I'm in on the Portuguese Group buy, at this time it is 15 copies big and they are calculating a cost +/-33Eur per game, excluding bank charges, etc..., just keep me posted if you want me to increase my "in" for an aditional copy.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Khonnor on April 03, 2016, 02:20:21 PM
I am in for a pledge for SANTORINI, but would like to get 25 copies. So...I need another 24 people to make this doable.

Anybody else interested?

I live in Netherlands, so that would be easiest, but I can also ship to Belgium and Luxembourg for 7,50 euro. Franca is 10 euro and SPain is 14 euro.

In The Netherlands we could arrange a pick-up or also shipping with Kiala, which would be 4 euro.

Every copy will be around 32 euro, which is a lot cheaper than pledging by yourself.

Any help would be appreciated... :)

I also made a topic on BGG



I also have 2 copies of Fog Of Love left, which would be 28 euros.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: SRBO on April 04, 2016, 01:13:27 AM
I am in for a pledge for SANTORINI, but would like to get 25 copies. So...I need another 24 people to make this doable.

Anybody else interested?

I live in Netherlands, so that would be easiest, but I can also ship to Belgium and Luxembourg for 7,50 euro. Franca is 10 euro and SPain is 14 euro.

In The Netherlands we could arrange a pick-up or also shipping with Kiala, which would be 4 euro.

Every copy will be around 32 euro, which is a lot cheaper than pledging by yourself.

Any help would be appreciated... :)

I also made a topic on BGG



I also have 2 copies of Fog Of Love left, which would be 28 euros.

Why 25?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 04, 2016, 01:15:43 AM
If you order 25 copies, you get a 26th copy free
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Khonnor on April 04, 2016, 01:41:36 AM
Yep, that's correct. So me and a friend will get a copy + the free one. I Have to add that the free copy is a Special edition.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 04, 2016, 04:28:44 AM
The Portuguese group is now at 21copies. Jungleboy if you want in probably now is the time.  ;)

Regarding the 25+1 in the local group there is a very good suggestions of auctioning the free Special Edition between the joiners, and possibly the rest of the community, in order to deduct split the winnings on the 25copies reducing their price overall even further.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 04, 2016, 04:48:24 AM
The Portuguese group is now at 21copies. Jungleboy if you want in probably now is the time.  ;)

Regarding the 25+1 in the local group there is a very good suggestions of auctioning the free Special Edition between the joiners, and possibly the rest of the community, in order to deduct split the winnings on the 25copies reducing their price overall even further.

OK, I'm in! Please add me and then at the end of the campaign, let me know how I can pay you what I owe. Thanks!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 06, 2016, 04:31:22 AM
Jungleboy aren't you into Imperial Rome themed games?!
One more for you  :P https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/ave-roma/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/ave-roma/description)

FYI - Santorini is going great and when the group pledges start pouring in it will get even bigger.
Portuguese group pledge is now at 30backers.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 06, 2016, 04:38:09 AM
Jungleboy aren't you into Imperial Rome themed games?!
One more for you  :P https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/ave-roma/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/ave-roma/description)

Yes I am :) I saw Ave Roma but it didn't appeal to me much straight away. I looked at the board and it looked like one of those over complicated games that I don't usually go for. Plus I just got Colosseum this week, just ordered Aqua Romana and I'm still hoping that Lex Arena produces a limited number of copies as they said they would! So I think I have my Roman fill for now :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 06, 2016, 05:13:13 AM
FYI - Santorini is going great and when the group pledges start pouring in it will get even bigger.
Portuguese group pledge is now at 30backers.

Yeah, it's easily the most backed board game project I've seen in my (short) KS 'career'. The mini-expansion is the next SG which will be unlocked in a day or two. I wonder what it will be?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 08, 2016, 05:00:09 AM
A few interesting things that hit Kickstarter this week:

Larklamp (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pdwarne/larklamp-magic-lantern-game-system?ref=users)
It's a lantern that you place in the centre of your table and the slides in the four side panels of the lantern cast shadows to create game boards. The KS comes with the lantern itself and the first game, and the idea is that more games will be created each year using different panels to create different boards. I don't think it's for me but I still think it's a genius idea. 

Ravingspire (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/507870375/ravingspire?ref=users)
"A deck-building, rotating-dungeon boardgame of Swords, Sorcery and Madness." Almost 5x funded already. I love the board and the rotation ability so I'm intrigued but it's $100 if shipping outside North America. Also I wish they would upgrade the tokens and dice.

Ilios (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70336739/ilios-the-battles-of-troy?ref=users)
Abstract strategy game that has a really nice looking deluxe edition with a wooden board and wooden tiles. Plus shipping to North America or the EU is included in the pledge level.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on April 09, 2016, 01:23:01 PM
I took my family to the Unpub convention today.  We got to play some future kickstarter games in their beta format.  My wife and son played "Made from Scratch" which was put on kickstarter a few days ago and really enjoyed it.  My son and I played Robert Couch's (maker of Saloon Tycoon) new robot themed game and we really enjoyed it.

It was cool trying out new games before they even hit Kickstarter.  Some designers don't like Kickstarter because they don't make any money until the game gets a second printing.

We also met one of the board with life you tubers and tried his monster game.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 09, 2016, 03:56:42 PM
Nice to hear about this Dirk.  Nothing like a sneaky prevoew and a play of  game before you kickstart it!  Can't wait to see them up on KS myself.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 10, 2016, 07:32:33 AM
The Golden Fleece for Santorini doesn't look fantastic - I can see some of the modifiers breaking mechanically.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 25, 2016, 06:00:44 AM
Tallinn (https://www.spiele-offensive.de/Spieleschmiede/Tallinn/) - It's not on Kickstarter so people might miss it but it was included in the BGG crowdfunding round-up (https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/53410/crowdfunding-round-ancient-games-modern-funding) this week which is how I found it.

It's a 2-4 player card game for €10, with two expansions for a total of €23, or with a third 5-6 player expansion for a total of €29.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 27, 2016, 06:37:45 AM
Santorini ends in 16 hours. It has over CAN$600,000 in funding so far!


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Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 27, 2016, 07:00:18 AM
They had their best day of the campaign yesterday with more than 85K not sure they will top that on the last hours.
Just got to my top3 most anticipated till the end of the year.

On the last week holidays I got the chance to play the recently fulfilled Kodama I'll post a review at the first chance.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on April 27, 2016, 08:17:47 AM
My wife backed Santorini even though I don't think she will like this game.  She isn't an abstract game player. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 03, 2016, 03:18:58 AM
My wife backed Santorini even though I don't think she will like this game.  She isn't an abstract game player. 
The fact that your wife is willing to back a game, no matter if she will like it or not, should count as an epic win.  :(y) :))

4 interesting additions:
Blend Off! (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1152516291/blend-off-the-speed-dice-game-of-smoothie-creation) - It looks a bit chaotic to play but usually augments the fun. Also seem fun to play with the kids.
Super Hazard Quest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/949523363/super-hazard-quest) How many hours did I lost on 8bit afternoon frenzies. The concept is great but I'm not sure if the mechanics will make it work.
Dale of Merchants 2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clubfantasci/dale-of-merchants-2) - Was not aware of the first installment but it looks like nice. There are still plenty of vacancies for the Base plus Expansion/Standalone pledge.
Vanuatu 2nd Edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661420780/vanuatu-second-edition) - Love the theme and graphics but it might be too much complicated for the wife so it reduces the chance of ever getting to play it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 03, 2016, 12:47:52 PM
I'm watching Tak (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/tak-a-beautiful-game/posts/1556928) - A Wooden Abstract game.  Prices look a little steep atm, but eye is on.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 04, 2016, 04:29:37 PM
Escaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapppeeee!!!!!!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/escape-zombie-city-big-box-and-escape-big-box-2nd


Early birds still available for 10minutes ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 04, 2016, 06:55:42 PM
I have been wanting to try this, but none of the local stores have it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 04, 2016, 11:07:24 PM
Escaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapppeeee!!!!!!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/escape-zombie-city-big-box-and-escape-big-box-2nd


Early birds still available for 10minutes ;)

So, I got one of the early birds just for Escape (I'm not interested in the Zombie version), and now I have to decide whether to keep my pledge. At US$100 including shipping it's not cheap, but it is a big box. It contains more queenies and the traps expansion compared to the original big box. The estimated shipping date is Dec 2016. Do you think there's any chance they'd have a few copies to sell at Essen? Then I could cut out the $20 in shipping.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 04, 2016, 11:40:46 PM
Highlt unlikely.  You may find the original big box and the expansions seperately. You'd miss out on the new queenies for this KS too.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 04, 2016, 11:59:16 PM
Fair enough. The Escape big box is high on my wanted list, so if this is the best way to get it it then I'll keep the pledge.

Now I just need to see if Chooselife will become my new Danisthirty (game storer), and if Danisthirty will allow it :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 05, 2016, 01:29:03 AM
Now I just need to see if Chooselife will become my new Danisthirty (game storer), and if Danisthirty will allow it :)
Not sure what you need but as long as I'm invited for game nights we should be OK.  :P ;D

I'm watching Tak (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/tak-a-beautiful-game/posts/1556928) - A Wooden Abstract game.  Prices look a little steep atm, but eye is on.
Love the wood and the concept but it end up being somewhat expensive. I'm will probably make a board for it has my holidays DIY project, I'm just not sure if I'll back the rulebook or one of the token sets as those would be a pain to do.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 05, 2016, 02:35:16 AM
Jungleboy if you like Essen pick-ups I'm guessing you are already backing:
Ave Roma Premium Edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/ave-roma-premium-edition) although they're including free shipping for US and most-EU nonetheless.  :D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 05, 2016, 11:39:32 AM
Now I just need to see if Chooselife will become my new Danisthirty (game storer), and if Danisthirty will allow it :)
Not sure what you need but as long as I'm invited for game nights we should be OK.  :P ;D

Deal! I have a few things I've backed on KS with a Nov/Dec shipping date so I think it would be wise to have them sent to Portugal in case they're delayed. Apart from Santorini, it's just House of Borgia and Pack o Games 2 (and now the Escape big box).

Jungleboy if you like Essen pick-ups I'm guessing you are already backing:
Ave Roma Premium Edition (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/ave-roma-premium-edition)

*Sigh*, I'm not backing it but let me have another look at it :)

Edit: Nope, this one's not for me. I just can't get into resource-based worker placement games like this even though I know they're popular.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 06, 2016, 10:08:52 AM
The latest update from 7th Continent looks promising -

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-explore-survive-you-are-the-hero/posts/1566432

They've done a lot of work on the game presentation to make sure the loading/saving mechanisms are simple.  That's one game I don't want to drop down the stairs....which reminds me of what happened to my National Student's Union card many years ago.  Apparently, they were all dropped in a stairwell and even though I first first in the queue to collect it; mine was missing.  I had to queue for 3 hours to have a new one made.  I suspect some terrorist stole my card to be used for identification, but I'm only going to find out about it in 30 years....15 now...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 06, 2016, 10:56:58 AM
The latest update from 7th Continent looks promising -

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-explore-survive-you-are-the-hero/posts/1566432

They've done a lot of work on the game presentation to make sure the loading/saving mechanisms are simple.  That's one game I don't want to drop down the stairs...
Indeed I'm really looking forward to play it. But I'm guessing per some comments to the last update and the official replies to them that a delay on the delivery is now pretty much certain. Which I don't really mind as rushing to get the fulfillment done on schedule might be prejudicial the game end quality.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 06, 2016, 11:26:26 AM
I've never understood people complaining about rushing things.

If we Michelangelo David would have looked like this.

Having said that, One insane Kickstarter creator took so long to deliver, they ran out of cash and burned the books to keep warm.

Another missed their space in the printing queue and it took so long shipping fees increased by $100k!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 06, 2016, 11:36:03 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Valheru on May 06, 2016, 05:12:31 PM
Has anyone seen this?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elephantlaboratories/sol-last-days-of-a-star

Really new to all this and can't really make up my mind about the gameplay but that artwork of the gameboard looks FANTASTIC.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 07, 2016, 02:30:50 AM
Has anyone seen this?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elephantlaboratories/sol-last-days-of-a-star

Really new to all this and can't really make up my mind about the gameplay but that artwork of the gameboard looks FANTASTIC.
The concept seems refreshing and the art is in fact quite appealing. In the end seems to heavy for me and my usual table partners.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 08, 2016, 01:50:21 AM
March of the Ants is on my watchlist.  I missed the first KS, but they're producing an expansion:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/910041337/march-of-the-ants-minions-of-the-meadow
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 12, 2016, 01:52:57 AM
Recent addition wtih pretty good chances of going viral (pun intended).
Plague Inc: The Board Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/932314378/plague-inc-the-board-game) I'm a fan of both the PC and Android version not yet sure if I'll back the tabletop.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 12, 2016, 08:40:56 AM
Escaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapppeeee!!!!!!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/escape-zombie-city-big-box-and-escape-big-box-2nd


Is danisthirty aware that there is a zombie version?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 12, 2016, 10:02:19 AM
He is indeed an early backer in fact!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Valheru on May 16, 2016, 05:37:53 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1543887285/a-deeper-darkness-a-tactical-horror-boardgame/description

This was posted on the Facebookpage of BGG. This looks really cool. But the 2-player makes me a bit sceptic, although they are looking into it for expanding it to 3-4 players with a stretch goal. Now THAT would be interesting! Looks amazing as well.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 17, 2016, 04:43:04 AM
Copper Gaming Dice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thecopperkingdom/solid-copper-rpg-gaming-dice-hand-stamped-old-worl?ref=category_newest)

These look pretty cool, but I'm going through a bit of a Kickstarter detox at the moment. Not including the Escape Big Box.  >:D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 18, 2016, 09:56:30 AM
A couple of nice looking, fairly light filler card games have hit KS in the last few days:

Elevator (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576803799/elevator-0?ref=users)
More of a social card game for 2-9 players.

Hoard (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/204427442/hoard?ref=users)
A set collection game where you have to cash in your treasure before waking the dragon.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 18, 2016, 02:28:15 PM
Thanks for the link JB.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 19, 2016, 03:56:13 AM
I think Hoard looks really nice, so I've backed it for now. Elevator doesn't include enough information in the campaign for my liking (i.e. there's no gameplay video, rules etc so we don't really know how to play).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 24, 2016, 12:48:41 PM
I think Hoard looks really nice, so I've backed it for now.

It's going quite well so far, more than 50% funded with 23 days to go. It's also nice that it's a project that's in the true Kickstarter spirit (first time designer), unlike the Queen Games etc projects where they just use KS as a shop.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 24, 2016, 01:12:50 PM
I'm pondering Dale of Merchants at the moment:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clubfantasci/dale-of-merchants-2?ref=users
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 24, 2016, 11:59:52 PM
Definitely think the production quality of Hoard looks great and it's nice to see smaller developers using the platform. There are way too many large producers on there these days.  I just watched the gameplay video and I wasn't taken with the game, I wasn't convinced there was much choice, but the dragon cards and fighting elements were a nice touch.  The artwork is nice too, reminds me of the 1st/2nd editions of 'The Hobbit'.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Andrew the Ambo on May 25, 2016, 04:21:25 AM
Hoard is another New Zealand designed game. I have played some of Julia's other games. Raid the Pantry and Granny Wars come to mind.

Just reading the Kickstarter now. You mentioned it reminded you of The Hobbit. I see the art was done by Weta Digital. Guess what movie series they were involved in.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on June 08, 2016, 04:56:20 AM
Cute and wife-friendly, but is there a game here? Sea Turtle Scurry (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thisandthatgames/sea-turtle-scurry?ref=users)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 08, 2016, 07:44:01 AM
I Do like a good print and play, but rarely get the chance to sit through and make it happen.  This one seems to lack reviews.

I ordered March of the Ants last week, so I'm good for the time being and a few projects are finally coming to fruition.  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on June 09, 2016, 02:49:10 AM
Cute and wife-friendly, but is there a game here? Sea Turtle Scurry (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thisandthatgames/sea-turtle-scurry?ref=users)
I agree on the cute and wife-friendly and add the kid friendly but I don't really think there is a game here.

I backed Dale of Merchants 2 on the Catch Up Pledge and will probably end up backing
Dice of Crowns (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thing12games/dice-of-crowns). Simple and cheap enough to be a good filler game when you don't have time or enough sleep hours for better.

FYI on the Santorini front the ZEUS copy of the Portuguese Group is now on Open Auction untill the 23h59 of June 24th, base price is 49Eur and the minimum bids are 1Eur.
If someone wants in just tell me and I will liaise or point you to the respective thread.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 12, 2016, 10:10:39 AM
I'm all in on: Catacombs & Castles - I don't have any dexterity games - this one looks fun and has great artwork:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elzra/catacombs-and-castles
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on June 12, 2016, 10:54:53 AM
I'm all in on: Catacombs & Castles - I don't have any dexterity games - this one looks fun and has great artwork:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elzra/catacombs-and-castles

Love dexterity games but have resisted this series so far. Would like to see a proper video for this new set which looks intriguing. Will keep an eye to see where this one goes.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 12, 2016, 11:02:02 AM
I'd be all over a Crossbows and Catapults Kickstarter too...but it has yet to be.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on June 12, 2016, 11:28:29 AM
I'd be all over a Crossbows and Catapults Kickstarter too...but it has yet to be.

 :(y)

Cube Quest is our latest dexterity game that we're enjoying. It has variability and a drafting aspect that adds to the game.

https://youtu.be/92NYjsuxZm4?t=16s

Edited so the sentences actually made sense  :o
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on June 13, 2016, 05:39:52 AM
Hoard (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/204427442/hoard) has funded with 3 days to go! Now for some stretch goals.

Meanwhile,
The Duchess (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1296268806/the-duchess-a-gaming-table-from-boardgametablescom) looks like a beautiful wooden gaming table. But since my living situation is in limbo, I can't really even consider thinking about whether I should think about backing it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on June 15, 2016, 03:26:59 AM
Meanwhile, The Duchess (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1296268806/the-duchess-a-gaming-table-from-boardgametablescom) looks like a beautiful wooden gaming table. But since my living situation is in limbo, I can't really even consider thinking about whether I should think about backing it.

Nearly 1000 backers and nearly $650,000 already for the Duchess gaming table. It sure is beautiful and I would love to have it (with the topper to convert it into a regular table). I'm almost tempted to back it (despite the price and 19% tax), as the delivery time (Feb 2017) should work out well for my move to Portugal!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Valheru on June 15, 2016, 03:47:31 AM
I'd be all over a Crossbows and Catapults Kickstarter too...but it has yet to be.
This, what a game that was!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on June 15, 2016, 04:21:53 AM
I'd be all over a Crossbows and Catapults Kickstarter too...but it has yet to be.

This, what a game that was!

I never got to play that one.   :(

At one point I had Torpedo Run, which is similar, but the box was too big and difficult to store so my parents threw it away.  I wonder if Crossbows and Catapults or Torpedo Run actually play well or if nostalgia removes any negative memories concerning the games.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 15, 2016, 04:37:09 AM
It was never a strategic masterpiece - but who doesn't like building castles and firing heavy plastic tokens at them in an attempt to destroy any vikings and barbarians hiding behind it  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on June 15, 2016, 05:01:11 AM
I can imagine losing the balls and disks behind furniture.  :))
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 17, 2016, 05:01:24 AM
Half the fun is finding them again ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 22, 2016, 08:34:18 AM
Slush Fund 2 is running on Kickstarter at the Moment - thought Jungleboy might be interested, it's from the same designer as Biblios, a game you'd mentioned.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on June 22, 2016, 08:47:19 AM
Slush Fund 2 is running on Kickstarter at the Moment - thought Jungleboy might be interested, it's from the same designer as Biblios, a game you'd mentioned.

Cheers, I'm on his email list and he sent something out when it started. Steve Finn (the designer) is a great designer of small games ("The King of the Filler" - Rahdo). I love Biblios and the Institute for Magical Arts, and I like Biblios Dice, and I have his Butterfly Garden coming in a couple of months from his last KS campaign. I don't know anything about the mechanics of Slush Fund 2, but the theme didn't capture me, so from that point on I wasn't interested.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on June 27, 2016, 04:07:04 AM
Meanwhile, The Duchess (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1296268806/the-duchess-a-gaming-table-from-boardgametablescom) looks like a beautiful wooden gaming table. But since my living situation is in limbo, I can't really even consider thinking about whether I should think about backing it.

Nearly 1000 backers and nearly $650,000 already for the Duchess gaming table. It sure is beautiful and I would love to have it (with the topper to convert it into a regular table). I'm almost tempted to back it (despite the price and 19% tax), as the delivery time (Feb 2017) should work out well for my move to Portugal!

Well over $1 million pledged for this now.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 01, 2016, 12:39:15 AM
Fastest Kickstarter delivery I've had; granted it's only the first half of the order...but it was quick:

(http://www.tehill.net/carcassonne/postman/20160701_083721-768x1365.jpg)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 01, 2016, 01:52:58 AM
Fastest Kickstarter delivery I've had; granted it's only the first half of the order...but it was quick:

I'm hoping to get my first half today to get some play time in the weekend. But I'm on the other end of the continent from Finland.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on July 02, 2016, 06:21:24 PM
Meanwhile, The Duchess (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1296268806/the-duchess-a-gaming-table-from-boardgametablescom) looks like a beautiful wooden gaming table. But since my living situation is in limbo, I can't really even consider thinking about whether I should think about backing it.

Nearly 1000 backers and nearly $650,000 already for the Duchess gaming table. It sure is beautiful and I would love to have it (with the topper to convert it into a regular table). I'm almost tempted to back it (despite the price and 19% tax), as the delivery time (Feb 2017) should work out well for my move to Portugal!

Well over $1 million pledged for this now.

My wife and I are discussing acquiring this table as a joint Xmas gift.  We have 10 days to decide and the table won't be shipped until February.  I just wish I could see one in the flesh before purchasing. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 04, 2016, 07:47:25 AM
My wife and I are discussing acquiring this table as a joint Xmas gift.  We have 10 days to decide and the table won't be shipped until February.  I just wish I could see one in the flesh before purchasing.

Go for it! Too bad my wife would not sign off on it, and she is the main breadwinner in our family.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 10, 2016, 01:52:40 PM
If any UK or European residents were thinking about the Duchess board game table but baulked at the shipping price and tax from the States, the Taylah (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/geeknson-kickstarter/the-taylah-boardgame-and-dining-table-by-geeknson?ref=nav_search) is a UK-made table on Kickstarter right now.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 10, 2016, 02:04:05 PM
If only I had the room to put it in.  :-[
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on July 10, 2016, 02:13:32 PM
If only I had the room to put it in.  :-[

That comes as an extra stretch goal for those who pledge an extra £20k or so.

I'd be happy with a bottle opener... ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: SRBO on July 10, 2016, 02:58:11 PM
If any UK or European residents were thinking about the Duchess board game table but baulked at the shipping price and tax from the States, the Taylah (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/geeknson-kickstarter/the-taylah-boardgame-and-dining-table-by-geeknson?ref=nav_search) is a UK-made table on Kickstarter right now.

Lol isn't that a big rip-off?
I mean, that idea..
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 10, 2016, 10:25:56 PM
If any UK or European residents were thinking about the Duchess board game table but baulked at the shipping price and tax from the States, the Taylah (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/geeknson-kickstarter/the-taylah-boardgame-and-dining-table-by-geeknson?ref=nav_search) is a UK-made table on Kickstarter right now.

Lol isn't that a big rip-off?
I mean, that idea..

They were showing it off at Essen last year, so they didn't just come up with the product now as a response to the huge success of the Duchess.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 11, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
Quote
I'd be happy with a bottle opener... ;)

That's one thing I can say I've got room for :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 12, 2016, 03:29:22 AM
If any UK or European residents were thinking about the Duchess board game table but baulked at the shipping price and tax from the States, the Taylah (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/geeknson-kickstarter/the-taylah-boardgame-and-dining-table-by-geeknson?ref=nav_search) is a UK-made table on Kickstarter right now.

So the
Duchess (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1296268806/the-duchess-a-gaming-table-from-boardgametablescom?ref=users) is finishing in 18 hours, with $2.25 million (!!!) pledged so far.

The
Taylah (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/geeknson-kickstarter/the-taylah-boardgame-and-dining-table-by-geeknson?ref=users) has only been going for a few days and is still well short of the target. In the comments section, a lot of people are saying that the armrest part of the Taylah is too thin, which certainly seems true.

I'd be delighted with either of them but it wouldn't be a 'wise' purchase and I can't really afford it at the moment.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 12, 2016, 04:16:40 AM
My wife and I are discussing acquiring this table as a joint Xmas gift.  We have 10 days to decide and the table won't be shipped until February.  I just wish I could see one in the flesh before purchasing.

Go for it! Too bad my wife would not sign off on it, and she is the main breadwinner in our family.
Both tables are out of my pocket but even if... trying to convince my wife on either one would most certainly backfire, at the very least the reply would be something like "You want a new table, I want a new house"  ;D ;D

On the game side I'm currently looking into:
Martians: A Story of Civilization (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1759497187/martians-a-story-of-civilization?ref=users) and CRISIS - dieselpunk & worker placement for serious gamers (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ludicreations/crisis?ref=users)
They do look similar differing greatly on the theme, being Portuguese CRISIS theme ring a bell >:( :'( ??? although I'm not that much into the dieselpunk art.
In the end I'm utterly inexperienced on this type of worker placement more heavy games and don't have any on my collection so I might go for one of them maybe both  ;D ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 12, 2016, 04:23:01 AM
I'd be delighted with either of them but it wouldn't be a 'wise' purchase and I can't really afford it at the moment.

If I buy enough games, I'll have enough game boxes to make a sturdy table  :(y) :(y)  The only problem would be when you want to play a game at the bottom!

Crisis looked very good and it sounds like they may tighten the 2-player mode, rather than relying on players to snipe each other.  I can't decide if I would prefer this to Stone Age.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 12, 2016, 06:56:46 AM
I just notice that Martians: A Story of Civilization (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1759497187/martians-a-story-of-civilization?ref=users) will feature an solo variant and that just made the sell and I took an early bird discount ($4).

I'm still into CRISIS theme but not sure I'll back it, lets see....
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on July 12, 2016, 06:59:01 PM
This is the first time buying a piece of furniture sight unseen and knowing that it won't be delivered for 7 months. 

So far I have backed 3 projects on kickstarter and have received nothing.    :-\
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 21, 2016, 03:30:36 AM
So on top of Near and Far (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/953146955/near-and-far-storytelling-board-game?) which is being discussed in the  Above and Below Thread (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2302.0) and that will probably make drop my Martians: A Story of Civilization (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1759497187/martians-a-story-of-civilization?ref=users).

I now find these sharp looking boys
Tinker Bits Steampunk Meeples. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tishtoshtesh/tinker-bits-i-steampunk-metal-meeples)

It's like I'm being bullied for lunch money daily.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Valheru on July 21, 2016, 04:55:24 AM

Is like I'm being bullied for lunch money daily.  ;D ;D

Nicely sums up this thread haha.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on July 21, 2016, 05:02:57 AM
I haven't eaten for several weeks because of this thread.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 21, 2016, 06:27:33 AM
I haven't eaten for several weeks because of this thread.
Just laughed my ass off on this one
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 22, 2016, 12:44:52 AM
Anyone looking for metal meeple should check this kickstarter out:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tishtoshtesh/tinker-bits-i-steampunk-metal-meeples
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 26, 2016, 03:07:09 AM
My starving diet will probably get worse.

I missed the 1st and 2nd edition of Hostage Negotiatior but they are now with a new expasion/stand alone campaing so I'm drooling already at the take it all pledge of Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1459655047/hostage-negotiator-crime-wave).

Even worse than having all these good looking games coming out is that this month is tax refund + holidays pay month so I shouldn't back all these, but I can, but I shouldn't...... but I can...... but I.....  :'( :D :'( ;D :'( ;D >:D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 26, 2016, 10:11:38 AM
Im currently backing Gondola - a tile laying racing game.  Looks lightweight and fun and have a few days to decide.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigkidgames/gondola
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 27, 2016, 09:20:48 AM
Saw this today:  Made me smile, thought others may like it: https://www.spiele-offensive.de/Spieleschmiede/Anatomeeple/
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 28, 2016, 05:09:37 PM
Henchmania (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1272723973/henchmania-sbires/description) funded in four hours today and is already unlocking stretch goals. I broke my 'don't back any games scheduled to ship after the end of this year' rule to back it. Get medieval!

P.S. I got the early deluxe set for a €5 discount. They are going fast (about 50 left as I type) so grab one if you're interested!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on August 09, 2016, 06:49:57 AM
Four hours to go on Dwarves in Trouble (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hexgames/dwarves-in-trouble?ref=profile_backed). I got the reminder email two days ago, took a quick look and decided to back it between my 14-hour days in Rio. It looks like a fun game accessible to non-gamers with cool art and theme.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on August 09, 2016, 12:16:57 PM
In other fun non-KS news:

Nautilion appears half way down this page and is the next game in the Oniverse series.  It's got a 2016 date on it so I'm hopeful it will be available at Essen!

http://des-en-mousse.com/paris-ludique-2016/

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/206084/nautilion
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on August 09, 2016, 05:40:58 PM
In other fun non-KS news:

Nautilion appears half way down this page and is the next game in the Oniverse series.  It's got a 2016 date on it so I'm hopeful it will be available at Essen!

http://des-en-mousse.com/paris-ludique-2016/

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/206084/nautilion

Cool, I'll add it to my growing list for Essen!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on August 10, 2016, 01:46:47 AM
Are the games sold at Essen below the usual retail prices? I see a lot of creators and publishers anouncing they will have games/expansions for sale there.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on August 10, 2016, 03:19:23 AM
It is the largest Games convention, so many publishers and game designers announce their products there.  Given the new expose of all the people arriving at the convention it is a good time to release games before Christmas.  Prices vary, often it is cheaper and without postage.  Sometimes it's MSRP depending on publisher.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on August 10, 2016, 09:25:47 AM
Make sure you all check out the MeepleSource Kickstarter which started yesterday afternoon!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/character-meeples-20-upgrade-your-gaming-experienc?ref=carccentral

Notice the reference  in the URL ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on August 10, 2016, 11:35:12 AM
I'll probably (read: definitely) pledge for the Colt Express meeples.


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Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on August 11, 2016, 12:23:45 AM
Wood lovers:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2119414279/codex-silenda-the-book-of-puzzles?ref=discovery
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on August 11, 2016, 02:10:35 AM
Prices vary, often it is cheaper and without postage.  Sometimes it's MSRP depending on publisher.
Thanks Decar I was looking for a good opportunity to buy a couple of games, that I can't find locally and Amazon is completely out of market.

Wood lovers:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2119414279/codex-silenda-the-book-of-puzzles?ref=discovery
The problem of being a wood lover is that it's so freaking expensive. I so glad that when I checked this all the pledges were already closed.  :( :)

I ended up backing Martians: A Story of Civilization (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1759497187/martians-a-story-of-civilization?ref=users) and will, just like Jungleboy put it,  probably (read: definitely) back Near and Far (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/953146955/near-and-far-storytelling-board-game?) (Ends Today) (I'm looking for a reasonable not inflated copy of Above and Below and Islebound) and CRISIS (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ludicreations/crisis?ref=users).

I'm also looking into the get all pledge of
Multiuniversum - Project: Cthulhu (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1293726726/multiuniversum-project-cthulhu) not really my type but interesting enough and the art is from a Portuguese Artist and Fishy Tactics (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1411036618/fishy-tactics) which looks like a perfect "play with the daughter" game.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on August 11, 2016, 06:26:45 AM
I'm currently watching, Fields of Green, especially after viewing Rahdo's play through (video is imbedded in KS page).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241478362/fields-of-green?ref=hero_thanks (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241478362/fields-of-green?ref=hero_thanks)

BGG page:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/200954/fields-green (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/200954/fields-green)

I love a good farming theme, like Agricola etc., (All Creatures Great and Small, being a particular quick play favourite).

There is a tile laying aspect to Fields of Green that is a little beyond just creating a tableau, it seems to matter where a tile is placed but this isn't the primary game mechanism. From what I can see it has been described as a 7 Wonders meets Agricola. It also looks to be a spin off version of (or very influenced by) Among the Stars, (of which i have no experience).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on September 02, 2016, 06:29:54 PM
There are still 5 days left to join the Meeple Source Kickstarter (http://goo.gl/4iZ9Lu)

I think a few people here may be interested in the new:
  • Male and Female Stone Meeple Age Sets
  • Characters & Horses for Colt Express
  • Near & Far Characters
  • Sets of 8 Characters for Scythe

Meeple Source have let me know they will soon have a draft of our Forum's Mascot too!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on September 11, 2016, 09:22:05 PM
I got in on this.  It would be a perfect stocking stuffer, but it will come much too late for that.

Mint Works
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/five24labs/mint-works-the-pocket-sized-worker-placement-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/five24labs/mint-works-the-pocket-sized-worker-placement-game)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on September 11, 2016, 09:59:13 PM
I got in on this.  It would be a perfect stocking stuffer, but it will come much too late for that.

Mint Works
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/five24labs/mint-works-the-pocket-sized-worker-placement-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/five24labs/mint-works-the-pocket-sized-worker-placement-game)

Got onto this one early on and look forward to it!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on September 13, 2016, 07:11:30 AM
Sagrada (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/floodgategames/sagrada-a-game-of-dice-drafting-and-window-craftin/description) was funded on the first day yesterday. It's a beautiful game where you draft translucent colourful dice to build stained-glass windows, gaining points by fulfilling public and secret objectives. 

Here's Rahdo's Runthrough:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BSonqR6RX0
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on September 13, 2016, 12:10:24 PM
Another project I've backed is Board Game Bowls (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/698904772/board-game-bowls?ref=profile_backed), really nice bowls to hold game pieces in three different sizes and with different themes. I'm going for the starter bundle with the medieval theme.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on September 13, 2016, 12:13:47 PM
Sagrada looked interesting from the gencon coverage.

I've not been enjoying Rahdo's videos so much recently - I get the feeling he's having to churn out a lot of content now and doesn't enjoy half the games he plays.  I started watching this video last night and fell asleep, so hopefully it's better!

Other honourable mentions:
Super Hack Override:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weirdgiraffegames/super-hack-override-pocket-sized-strategic-card-ga

A very quick strategic card game for $10 - I've been quite impressed with Weird Giraffe Games approach given this is their first kickstarter.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on September 13, 2016, 07:04:50 PM
Sagrada looked interesting from the gencon coverage.

I've not been enjoying Rahdo's videos so much recently - I get the feeling he's having to churn out a lot of content now and doesn't enjoy half the games he plays.  I started watching this video last night and fell asleep, so hopefully it's better!

I would have backed it even without Rahdo's runthrough, I just added it for people who wanted to get an idea of the gameplay. I really like the theme, the way your window will look at the end of the game, the dice drafting and the way the dice create make your window etc. It also looks like there's a lot of replayability which will hopefully be increased even more if SGs include more objective cards and tool cards (which seems to be pretty likely).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on September 14, 2016, 02:44:13 AM
I am über interested in Unfair (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1960349413/unfair?ref=profile_starred), which is an amusement-park builder game with gorgeous art and high praise from its reviewers. I worked at an amusement park for around a decade semi-seasonally, so it hits a special place in my heart. It also has free shipping to New Zealand, which is a hard fact to ignore. And lots of stretch goals have been achieved. But the partner says no...hmmm....
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Vasek on September 15, 2016, 09:25:23 PM
There are 10 days left to back Habitats by Corne van Moorsel.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cwali/habitats?ref=nav_search

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on September 16, 2016, 05:30:06 PM
Pentaquark is an interesting Solo-card game with ~18 cards, with just 21hours left on the clock:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239309591/pentaquark-a-solo-microgame-in-a-quantum-state

Postage is a little expensive, but if anyone in the UK fancies a copy perhaps we can split costs, let me know!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on September 18, 2016, 04:25:35 PM
I am über interested in Unfair (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1960349413/unfair?ref=profile_starred), which is an amusement-park builder game with gorgeous art and high praise from its reviewers. I worked at an amusement park for around a decade semi-seasonally, so it hits a special place in my heart. It also has free shipping to New Zealand, which is a hard fact to ignore. And lots of stretch goals have been achieved. But the partner says no...hmmm....

Did you succumb?  I did!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on September 18, 2016, 04:52:51 PM
But the partner says no...hmmm....

If I bought games based on partner approval, The Little Prince would be the only game I own!  :green-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on September 21, 2016, 03:05:32 PM
Just for fun, since Chooselife started this thread and forced me into Kickstarter, this is what I have backed:

- The Butterfly Garden (arrived)
- Medici (arrived, sort of - it's at Danisthirty's house)
- Saloon Tycoon (arrived this week at a friend's place in France)
- Steam Court (arrived this week at a friend's place in France)
- Dragon Keeper: The Dungeon (pickup at Essen)
- Biergarten
- Zen Squire (x2, one for a gift for the team of a paleography project that I do some work on)
- House of Borgia
- Santorini
- Hoard
- Pack o Games 2
- Escape: Curse of the Temple - Big Box 2
- Dwarves in Trouble
- Henchmen
- Herbaceous
- Sagrada
- Board Game Bowls (this is still on so I'm still not sure if I will keep this pledge or not)

In a couple of months I will be without a job (by choice) so I think I will stop buying games for a bit. Or at least cut back dramatically from the madness of this year. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on September 21, 2016, 04:18:06 PM
Just for fun, since Chooselife started this thread and forced me into Kickstarter....
Are you sure You want to move to Portugal???? you would be better in Madagascar or maybe Japan.
Some place far cause I'm pretty sure your wife will kill me on the spot if she see me.  ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on October 18, 2016, 10:33:33 AM
I've had my eye on Spires (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nevermoregames/spires-a-card-game-for-1-4-players?ref=nav_search) for a while and the KS campaign was finally launched today. The June 2017 delivery date is not ideal so I'm not sure whether I'll back it or not ... but in the end I probably will!

Meanwhile, Dr Stephen Finn (of Biblios, The Institute for Magical Arts, Butterfly Garden and other great filler games) is launching a new game on KS tomorrow called C.O.G. Here is the
preview page (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337407318/956980665?token=4b89eb9a). I love Dr Finn's games but I'm not too interested in this one because it's a word game and I don't really dig those. It's supposed to be his most complex game.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on October 18, 2016, 10:42:09 AM
I think Essen filled my game quota for this month  :o :o
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on October 18, 2016, 10:53:23 AM
I think Essen filled my game quota for this month  :o :o

KS games count for the quota of the month they arrive. Until they arrive, at which point they count for the month when they were backed.  :(y)

But yes, you bought a haul of games that would almost make MrNumbers blush.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on October 18, 2016, 10:59:09 AM
I think I bought enough games to see me through to June 2017....I really hope so!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on October 18, 2016, 11:06:37 AM
Well since I didn't went to Essen where at the very least I would have ended with a copy of Above and Below, at the maximum probably ended bankrupt, I'm starting this month KS quota with Medici The Card Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici-the-card-game) although the boardgame didn't ring any bells the card games touches all the right bottons, specially the non-gamer female ones.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on October 18, 2016, 12:45:24 PM
I'm starting this month KS quota with Medici The Card Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici-the-card-game) although the boardgame didn't ring any bells the card games touches all the right bottons, specially the non-gamer female ones.

Chooselife, you're doing it to me again!

I just got my edition of the board game (Dan brought it to Essen for me as it couldn't be shipped to mainland Europe). Seems like the sister card game would be a nice complement. I think the art for both games is great. Meanwhile the board game arrived a month earlier than anticipated, so Grail Games have shown that they can deliver.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on October 18, 2016, 02:34:32 PM
Seems like the sister card game would be a nice complement.

Speaking of Medici and nice complements, I'm sorry for what I said about it. I think my brain wasn't working so well when you were explaining the rules so I had literally no idea what was going on for most of the game and let this influence my overall assessment of the game rather unfairly! ::)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on October 18, 2016, 03:47:20 PM
Was also tempted by Medici: The card game, at least until I watched Rhado's run through. I'm just not sure there is enough game there? I like simple games but not sure it has enough depth, (draw cards and count points), though I'm sure it is meant to be a lighter game. Sorry for being negative about this but maybe I'm missing something?

Rhado stopped short of a full session (as usual) so maybe there's a kicker in the final scoring that makes it more interesting than what was shown. I want to like this game but now have my doubts. Regardless, it has great artwork and I really like Grail games. Another plus, the project is already funded. I will keep an eye on it!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on October 20, 2016, 07:35:57 AM
Was also tempted by Medici: The card game, at least until I watched Rhado's run through. I'm just not sure there is enough game there? I like simple games but not sure it has enough depth, (draw cards and count points), though I'm sure it is meant to be a lighter game. Sorry for being negative about this but maybe I'm missing something?

Rhado stopped short of a full session (as usual) so maybe there's a kicker in the final scoring that makes it more interesting than what was shown. I want to like this game but now have my doubts. Regardless, it has great artwork and I really like Grail games. Another plus, the project is already funded. I will keep an eye on it!

You're right in that it's simpler than the original game, but I like how it preserves so much of the original game while suddenly changing it from an auction game to a push your luck game (although there is some push your luck element to the auction in the original game too).

The crux of both the card game and the original game is that you want high numbers to win high boat, but you also want to control the various commodities for the points you get there. So a 5 spice is a better card than a 3 wheat for high boat, but if wheat is in the balance in terms of control, or if you need one more wheat card for extra bonus points, then that might be a better card for you. So essentially you have these two different goals in terms of the cards you're trying to collect, and sometimes the goals work in perfect harmony but most of the time they don't. That's the core of the game as I see it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on October 20, 2016, 05:28:19 PM
Was also tempted by Medici: The card game, at least until I watched Rhado's run through. I'm just not sure there is enough game there? I like simple games but not sure it has enough depth, (draw cards and count points), though I'm sure it is meant to be a lighter game. Sorry for being negative about this but maybe I'm missing something?

Rhado stopped short of a full session (as usual) so maybe there's a kicker in the final scoring that makes it more interesting than what was shown. I want to like this game but now have my doubts. Regardless, it has great artwork and I really like Grail games. Another plus, the project is already funded. I will keep an eye on it!

You're right in that it's simpler than the original game, but I like how it preserves so much of the original game while suddenly changing it from an auction game to a push your luck game (although there is some push your luck element to the auction in the original game too).

The crux of both the card game and the original game is that you want high numbers to win high boat, but you also want to control the various commodities for the points you get there. So a 5 spice is a better card than a 3 wheat for high boat, but if wheat is in the balance in terms of control, or if you need one more wheat card for extra bonus points, then that might be a better card for you. So essentially you have these two different goals in terms of the cards you're trying to collect, and sometimes the goals work in perfect harmony but most of the time they don't. That's the core of the game as I see it.

Great summation Jungleboy! I think that pretty much nails it. I didn't quite get all that from one viewing of the Run through. Maybe its the Push your luck aspect that didn't seem to click. I'll take another look, really like how this publisher operates.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 14, 2016, 05:31:33 AM
Lisboa (BGG Link (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/161533/lisboa)) is supposed to hit Kickstarter tomorrow (Tuesday November 15) and it's got quite a bit of hype about it. It's by Vital Lacerda, the designer of Vinhos, among other games. It looks a bit heavy for me but I'm obviously super interested in the theme since I'm about to move to Lisboa, so I'll be checking it out tomorrow.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on November 15, 2016, 07:50:15 AM
Lisboa (BGG Link (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/161533/lisboa)) is supposed to hit Kickstarter tomorrow (Tuesday November 15) and it's got quite a bit of hype about it. It's by Vital Lacerda, the designer of Vinhos, among other games. It looks a bit heavy for me but I'm obviously super interested in the theme since I'm about to move to Lisboa, so I'll be checking it out tomorrow.

Unfortunatly Vital Lacerda games are just so heavy in gameplay and price tag that I really can't justify to purchase them just on the Portuguese theme alone.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 15, 2016, 08:39:56 AM
Lisboa (BGG Link (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/161533/lisboa)) is supposed to hit Kickstarter tomorrow (Tuesday November 15) and it's got quite a bit of hype about it. It's by Vital Lacerda, the designer of Vinhos, among other games. It looks a bit heavy for me but I'm obviously super interested in the theme since I'm about to move to Lisboa, so I'll be checking it out tomorrow.

Unfortunatly Vital Lacerda games are just so heavy in gameplay and price tag that I really can't justify to purchase them just on the Portuguese theme alone.

Yeah, it's too heavy and expensive for me too ($79 without shipping).

Lots of people disagree with us though, it's going to fund ($50,000) about an hour after launching!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on November 16, 2016, 02:32:30 AM
Yeah, it's too heavy and expensive for me too ($79 without shipping).

Lots of people disagree with us though, it's going to fund ($50,000) about an hour after launching!

Indeed after 4hours it went up to 100.000 and it's already over 140k this morning.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on November 16, 2016, 04:29:52 AM
After watching 7 minutes of the video, I think it would be more fun to actually rebuild Lisboa than to play the board game simulation.  Brevity is the key to great written communication and I sometimes think simplicity is the key to great board game creation.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on November 20, 2016, 01:25:11 PM
Somebody on the BGG Facebook group posted a link to a game called Highway System (http://www.chchchdesign.com/highway-system-sign-up/) today.

It's a tile laying game with hexagons, and the idea is to build the longest highway. Seems quite Carc-like in some ways, and potentially a bit hit and miss in others.

Although you can download a print and play version for free if you sign up to their newsletter, there's going to be a KickStarter for this in December which I might back depending on how much money they want for it. Definitely looks interesting although not sure about the replay value...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 29, 2016, 11:54:43 PM
Today I got an email from Queen Games about a delay of several months for their Kickstarter delivery for the Escape big box and some other games. Unfortunately this is easily the worst KS pledge I have made, because it turns out that I could have got basically the same thing for much cheaper (and now much earlier) at Essen.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: kettlefish on November 30, 2016, 12:25:50 AM
Today I got an email from Queen Games about a delay of several months for their Kickstarter delivery for the Escape big box and some other games. Unfortunately this is easily the worst KS pledge I have made, because it turns out that I could have got basically the same thing for much cheaper (and now much earlier) at Essen.
Queen Games is a regular games publisher - that means the games will come regular in the shelfs of the shops. There are many postings at BGG how this publisher work with their authors and other people. I am not a friend of Kickstarter in gerneral, but Queen Games and what they are doing with Kickstarter is an absolute no go.

jungleboy I am so sorry for you. How many money do you spend to this game publisher through Kickstarter?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 30, 2016, 01:03:06 AM
Queen Games is a regular games publisher - that means the games will come regular in the shelfs of the shops. There are many postings at BGG how this publisher work with their authors and other people. I am not a friend of Kickstarter in gerneral, but Queen Games and what they are doing with Kickstarter is an absolute no go.

Yes, a good lesson learned here.

jungleboy I am so sorry for you. How many money do you spend to this game publisher through Kickstarter?

Well it's a big box for Escape: Curse of the Temple, so there are many expansions. The price was $80.

Edit: USD, not €.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on November 30, 2016, 02:03:45 AM
I'm not experienced with Queen Games but it all depends on the feeling you have when you pledge.

My most delayed backed project is by far The 7 Continent, funding ended on October 2015 and was expected to be fulfilled by October 2016, but the success was such that the added amount of stretch goals and new content as pushed the fulfillment to May 2017.

And I'm not even mad since the support, information and overall "customer service" provided by the creators has been great from the start.
I recently commented the below on the its comment section when replying to delay critics:
".... Kickstart is a bet, you put you're money in ,on more or less limited information, and just hope you're on the winning side of it. For me being on the loosing side is not when the project isn't delivered and fail at all, that's just how betting works, the loosing side is when you don't bet and loose the opportunity to get what increasingly from the start appears to be an epic game. I see production delays as something that increase the odds of: first getting the game; second getting the very best game the creator can output. @Creators: I really $#&#%&#&$ want to play this one but please take your time to make sure I will put your very best work on my table, because what we have seen till now is #$"#%&$ AWESOME."

Now I don't really know how Queen Games is working but I'd guess that being "a regular game publisher" they are using Kickstarter to turn around their cashflow by having the money in before ordering the games instead of allocating resources/loans first on production and wait for the retail profits.
While I can understand what they are doing from the corporation side I agree that this is not what Kickstarter was created for, mainly giving chance to smaller creators/artists/inventors, and not only doesn't it excuse any delays of fulfillment but it indeed give additional responsibility to an established publisher to present flawless campaigns.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 30, 2016, 02:18:32 AM
I'm looking forward to 7th Continent too.  What I really appreciate is their weekly/fortnightly updates to let us know what they're working on.  I really don't care how long a game takes to get completed, so long as progress is being made.

I like how Queen Games was able to say that nothing could be done to prevent the delays of 7 projects.... maybe not running 7 projects at the same time, or maybe not letting their staff go on 3 week holidays without telling anyone would mean they could deliver faster.  It's a shame Queen Games has so many great titles - there are plenty of other publishers that could produce the IPs.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on November 30, 2016, 02:41:09 AM
Today I got an email from Queen Games about a delay of several months for their Kickstarter delivery for the Escape big box and some other games. Unfortunately this is easily the worst KS pledge I have made, because it turns out that I could have got basically the same thing for much cheaper (and now much earlier) at Essen.

I chose to back the Escape: Zombie City game (how could I not?) which was kind of packaged into the same KickStarter as the Escape big box. I received the same email as you to say that I now won’t be receiving it until March/ April next year.

I know that QG aren’t the only people to do this, but I was thoroughly unimpressed to see Escape: Zombie City available to buy in Essen while I was still waiting to receive my “pre-order”. The fact that I’m now going to be waiting until March/ April (approximately half a year after I could have bought it in Essen if I’d had nothing to do with their KickStarter) is even less impressive and doesn’t inspire me to back anything of theirs on KickStarter again. I’ve heard it said that QG don’t exactly embody the spirit of KickStarter with their projects but how do they think their backers are supposed to react to their “buy now, get in 9 months” vs. “buy in 2 months, get in 2 months” attitude? Surely they can’t simply keep doing this over and over again? Why do they even put anything on KickStarter since it’s abundantly clear that they don’t need the money up-front to make their games happen?

Another thing that bothered me was that their email made absolutely no attempt to apologise for the situation in any way. It was literally just telling me that my game was going to be arriving much later than originally stated and that I should deal with it. I find it hard to believe that they’re so unrepentant about the fact that they’ve let so many people down that they couldn’t even squeeze a small “sorry” somewhere into their message even if they didn’t mean it. Compare that to the likes of Biergarten (and undoubtedly many others) which was also delayed, but I wasn’t fussed as the guy behind it seemed genuinely distraught in his message and couldn’t apologise enough. I get that both games are being manufactured on an entirely different scale but in both cases the delays were caused by “circumstance beyond their control” and the feeling I get from QG is that they couldn’t care less; they’ve got their money now and they’ll probably deliver the game at some point so what’s all the fuss about?

Ultimately, QG are a big business and they are behaving like one in terms of putting revenue first at the expense of their customers’ satisfaction/ experience of them. They don’t need to offer much in the way of good customer service as they have many good titles that are well made to a high standard and which can be sold globally with or without the support of KickStarter or several hundred/ thousand naysayers like me who’ve had their fingers burnt. With this in mind though, it’s annoying that they can claim that they’re not ignoring emails and will get round to replying but that we should bear with them because they’ve had a lot of emails. A lot of businesses receive a lot of emails and a lot of businesses employ sufficient people to respond to them within an acceptable timeframe. Pretending that poor Doris from the contact centre is having to work her fingers to the bone to respond to everyone individually and that production has been delayed because of poor Ted in the workshop having to go in to have his hernia seen to in time for Christmas is just as insulting as the time they blamed a lack of email correspondence/ delivery on the fact that one of their staff had gone on holiday. Holiday cover? Proper management? More staff? If they’d just face up to the fact that they are the ones to blame for their failures then they might at least be able to start towards making a move in the right direction.

But regardless of all this, I’ll probably buy from them again. I won’t back anything of theirs on KickStarter but I like to play games and if I play a good game that I want to play again I’ll usually buy it without a thought for who profits from my purchase. In fact, I remember seeing Escape: Zombie City in Essen and telling Tom that I’d never buy another game from QG. Then we played Glux (after about half an hour of waiting for a table) a few days later and I bought it straight away.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 30, 2016, 02:45:23 AM
I remember seeing Escape: Zombie City in Essen and telling Tom that I’d never buy another game from QG. Then we played Glux (after about half an hour of waiting for a table) a few days later and I bought it straight away.

It's a drug Dan...just say no :p
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on November 30, 2016, 04:05:01 AM
So Queen Games uses Kickstarter as an advertisement platform and a way to get cash in hand quickly.  Good to know.  I will avoid them.

Unrelated to Queen games, my Pack O Game 2 order has been delayed.  I ordered this specifically as a stocking stuffer for my wife and son.  Now that it is coming in January, it no longer serves it's purpose.  Lesson learned, don't Kickstart anything for gift giving purposes.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 30, 2016, 04:09:38 AM
Unrelated to Queen games, my Pack O Game 2 order has been delayed.  I ordered this specifically as a stocking stuffer for my wife and son.  Now that it is coming in January, it no longer serves its purpose.  Lesson learned, don't Kickstart anything for gift giving purposes.

Sorry to hear that Dirk. I also backed Pack O Games 2. In my case, it was to use them as travel games, so personally the delay in this case doesn't cause me any problems, since I won't really be needing them until mid-2017.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 30, 2016, 04:10:40 AM
I won't really be needing them until mid-2017.

You've cursed it now Jungleboy!   >:( >:(
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on November 30, 2016, 05:58:34 AM
If they get delayed more, they can be Xmas 2017 gifts  :D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on November 30, 2016, 04:08:13 PM
I was also bit by this the Queen Games delay on both Marshlands and Harvest. I just received Harvest last week after the long delay and at least that will tide me over until Harvest.

But yes, these were my first and last Queen Kickstarter's. On the good side I do have confidence that they will at least 'eventually' deliver.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: CKorfmann on December 19, 2016, 12:36:41 PM
Here is the list of things I backed.  I've purposely avoided lots of things. 

Flash Point: Fire Rescue and it's first expansion.  I later sold them in an auction, but have since replaced them and the rest of the set from a great sale on Amazon. 
Coin Age
This Town Ain't Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us!
Sphere's of Magic (Pathfinder supplement)

I've also backed a couple sets of designer playing cards, The Dice Tower, and Man Vs. Meeple (mostly for the promos).

My big regret is not backing the game Roll Player.  I saw the Kickstarter and really wanted to do it, but couldn't pull the trigger.  Now I really want it and am sitting on a paid pre-order that likely won't be filled until March 2017.

I don't know what you might have heard about Game Salute, but they are, apparently, notorious for terrible KS campaigns.  I didn't back the Alien Frontiers Big Box, but I did write them to order the upgrade pack (since I already have the game) after the fact.  This KS has been horrible with little to no communication the whole time.  It was supposed to ship in March of 2016 and they are supposedly going to be shipping this week, finally (just in time for Christmas).  Keep in mind that this is not a game they had to produce from scratch, this is for a game they already had everything completed for, they only had to create a master rulebook and a new box and insert.  From what I understand, their problems are not limited to this campaign and they just keep starting new ones before the previous ones, and all their many issues, are solved.  They've lost a tremendous amount of support from the comments I've seen.  I feel sorry for the game designer.   

I've heard equally bad things about Queen Games and the polar opposite about Stonemaier  Games.  I understand their campaigns are flawless.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on December 19, 2016, 12:40:37 PM
I don't know what you might have heard about Game Salute, but they apparently are notorious for terrible KS campaigns. 

Good to know, thanks. I'm interested in one of their games (King's Forge) that has been on KS three different times (including expansion campaigns). I'm still trying to figure out the best way to acquire this game because it's not super easy to find in Europe but I thought one possibility might have been to back a future KS campaign and see if you could add-on the base game and previous expansions.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 04, 2017, 03:25:21 AM
This thread has been slow and focus on publishers rather than games (or the addiction to back them  >:D :o O0) so an update since my last reported backing ensues:
So after Medici The Card Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/medici-the-card-game) I've backed:
Einstein (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artana/einstein) I just couldn't avoid the theme as I'm an science enthusiast and the puzzle type gameplay is a favorite at home.
Dwar7s Fall (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vesuviusmedia/dwar7s-fall) One of those games I feel I'm not backing just for the gameplay, or the theme, or the art, but for how they mix together and complete each other into a "I should back this" feeling.
Quodd Heroes (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wondermentgames/quodd-heroes) Got cancelled on the last day and should be re-launched by January end. Innovative gameplay but the campaign timing was not great. I'm sure it will sky rocket on the second launch.
Tao Long (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gonab/tao-long) Just backed this 10m ago, the art is amazing if your are into medieval Chinese/Japanese style art and although the gameplay seems like an odd mix of backgammon, with checkers, and (Nokia) Snakes it seem difficult to grasp but solid. In less than 24h it already hit the 60k (EUR) mark so it will get big.
Not sure if it will play well with 4 players but I ended up going on the early bird Deluxe pledge so we will see.  O0

I received
Fields of Green  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241478362/fields-of-green), torn insert, poor quality cardboard, fair quality wood tokens, very good quality cards and really, really great gameplay. I'm loving it. I just need to source some metal coins, any ideas? If only the one cent euro coin was a bit bigger I would use real money.
Also received
Fishy Tactics (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mushroomgamingco/fishy-tactics), one for the kids. The complexity will grow has they grow since you can add multiple layers, but unless you have small kids it's really not a must.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 04, 2017, 03:38:01 AM
My suggestions for metal coins:

Scythe coins: http://stonemaiergames.com/metal-coins/
7W: https://shop.rprod.com/en/accueil/52-7-wonders-duel-metal-coins.html
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 04, 2017, 10:05:18 AM
Tao Long (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gonab/tao-long) Just backed this 10m ago, the art is amazing if your are into medieval Chinese/Japanese style art and although the gameplay seems like an odd mix of backgammon, with checkers, and (Nokia) Snakes it seem difficult to grasp but solid. In less than 24h it already hit the 60k (EUR) mark so it will get big.
Not sure if it will play well with 4 players but I ended up going on the early bird Deluxe pledge so we will see.  O0

This might be another one that I'll just let you buy and then I play with your copy :)

I have Santorini coming, and I'd like to get Onitama, so I think the two of those will do for me abstract-wise for now.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 04, 2017, 02:22:56 PM
I'm beginning to like abstracts more and more. I got to play agamemnon with my wife a few days ago and we both enjoyed it. I also liked playing gipf with Dan at essen, but not had chanve to play that again.  Some of the other games in that series weren't up my street. It's hard to know what you'll like!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 05, 2017, 01:03:41 AM
This thread has been slow and focus on publishers rather than games (or the addiction to back them  >:D :o O0) so an update since my last reported backing ensues:

I haven't really been on KS much the last couple of months, but today I saw a micro-game that interests me: Avignon: Pilgrimage (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239309591/avignon-pilgrimage-turbo-drift-and-find-your-seats?ref=profile_starred) (a stand-alone / expansion for Avignon: Clash of Popes). I'll probably get the original game as an add-on. The $50 all Avignon package is tempting, but I could pay $17 less for everything but the playmat, so I'll probably do that.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 07, 2017, 09:14:07 AM
I'm of weary of Jason Tagmire / Button Shy Games.

I backed one of their micogames 'Pentaquark', shipping was 10$ which I thought was expensive for a 12$ game.  A week later they had another campaign, 'Ahead in the Clouds'.  I put a comment on the second campaign asking if there was some way to reduce shipping costs, paying another 10$ was silly.  Especially because 'pentaquark' was now an add-on on the new campaign.  Jason replied very quickly saying, they they should be able to delay the shipping of the 'Pentaquark' and bundle them together to save a few $$.  I just had to send him a PM.

So I did.  Heard nothing.

Before the campaign ended, I sent him another PM.  Nothing.

So put a comment asking about it.  Ignored.

So of their micogames seem interesting, but I'll probably give future ones a miss, at least until one of them arrives at my door.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 07, 2017, 09:19:27 AM
I'm of weary of Jason Tagmire / Button Shy Games.

I backed one of their micogames 'Pentaquark', shipping was 10$ which I thought was expensive for a 12$ game. 

Yeah, they've changed their model this year to have three-game campaigns instead of one to save on shipping.

The 'All Avignon' bundle was supposed to be $20 in shipping, and when I asked how much shipping would be without the playmat, Jason responded straight away and said $10. So from my perspective, so far, so good. We'll see if they deliver. Thanks for the heads up.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 07, 2017, 09:28:06 AM
So the playmat was half the expense of shipping - CRAZY?
Certainly my experience could have been an one-off oversight on their part; but really it seems to be operating more like a shop.
They'd be better to operate a P500 list like GMT.  It's fine bundling 3 mirco-games together; but they're assuming I'd want all three games!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 07, 2017, 09:33:52 AM
It's fine bundling 3 mirco-games together; but they're assuming I'd want all three games!

Right. In this case I only want one, so like you before, that would cost $10 in shipping for a $12 game. But now I can get the game that was previously kickstarted, the standalone expansion currently being kickstarted, some other expansion/promo cards and another related microgame all for the same shipping price as if I wanted just the expansion.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on January 10, 2017, 04:37:26 PM
So I went to the local store today and saw a tower of Santorini games.  They weren't from the Kickstarter campaign because the expansions were outside the box.  So yes it was cheaper to kickstart it then it was to buy it from the store (if you count the price of the expansion), however, it really stinks that local stores are getting these while our poor friends in the European Union are made to wait.   
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 21, 2017, 12:25:59 PM
Tortuga 1667 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travishancock/tortuga-1667-a-pirate-game-of-mutiny-plunder-and-d?ref=profile_starred) is 900% funded with 26 days to go. I'm not sure if I'll end up backing it or not, but I love how the game box is a faux book and the game components look good too. I like the historical pirate theme so it's just a matter of seeing how the gameplay looks.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 21, 2017, 02:13:05 PM
Tortuga 1667 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travishancock/tortuga-1667-a-pirate-game-of-mutiny-plunder-and-d?ref=profile_starred) is 900% funded with 26 days to go. I'm not sure if I'll end up backing it or not, but I love how the game box is a faux book and the game components look good too. I like the historical pirate theme so it's just a matter of seeing how the gameplay looks.
Let me make it easy for you, I've pretty much the same opinion than you and I found the gameplay interesting enough for me and simple enough for the rest of the family, so we can go on the Tortuga 1667 x2 pledge.  >:D ^-^ :P
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 23, 2017, 02:26:23 AM
Tortuga 1667 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travishancock/tortuga-1667-a-pirate-game-of-mutiny-plunder-and-d?ref=profile_starred) is 900% funded with 26 days to go. I'm not sure if I'll end up backing it or not, but I love how the game box is a faux book and the game components look good too. I like the historical pirate theme so it's just a matter of seeing how the gameplay looks.
Let me make it easy for you, I've pretty much the same opinion than you and I found the gameplay interesting enough for me and simple enough for the rest of the family, so we can go on the Tortuga 1667 x2 pledge.  >:D ^-^ :P

You're a bad man. Let me think about it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 25, 2017, 04:29:04 AM
I miss the Hollidays slow season at Kickstarter since "I would like to get that one" games keep poping up.
Tao Long (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gonab/tao-long)  and Tortuga 1667 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travishancock/tortuga-1667-a-pirate-game-of-mutiny-plunder-and-d?ref=profile_starred) are keeping very strong campaigns. I'm in on Tao Long although the add-ons are making it more and more expensive and 51% in on Tortuga (but who I'm I kidding right ::)).

Age of Towers (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1538673930/age-of-towers) got launched yesterday. It is the second tower defense game launched this year so we might be facing a trend, like Mars theme game last year.
It looks good, a bit on the expensive side, but if I know Devil Pig Games campaigns money will pour in and the content will increase as well, and at some point add-ons will be introduced and further increase the "take it all" cost.
Import/Export (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jordandraper/import-export) is also under the radar, but since the theme is real dear to me (I work with Container and my "Work Life" pretty much revolves around Shipping) I really need to study the gameplay and unless it connects with "real life" I'll not back it.
Quodd Heroes (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wondermentgames/quodd-heroes) Got cancelled on the last day and should be re-launched by January end. Innovative gameplay but the campaign timing was not great. I'm sure it will sky rocket on the second launch.
Quodd Heroes (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wondermentgames/quodd-heroes) is set to be relaunched on KS on February 1st.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 05, 2017, 01:20:28 AM
I'm backing Order of the Queen -
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99575233/by-order-of-the-queen/description

I back their previous two kickstarters which completed successfully and quickly.  The game looks average but the artwork and theme is great fun!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 11, 2017, 09:02:55 AM
Anyone backing Delve?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/delve

I'm undecided, Rahdo's run-through was pretty incoherent.

By Order of the Queen (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99575233/by-order-of-the-queen) is knocking down stretch goals very well at the moment!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on February 11, 2017, 09:18:36 AM
Nope!

While I love tile laying and especially Dungeon Crawls, (on of my favourite genre's), this just isn't clicking for me, maybe its the competitive nature. Dungeon crawls for me are best as coops. Not sure exactly what else but the theme and game play just seems a little too contrived for my taste.

On top of that, right now there seem to be a plethora of games with similar tile laying mechanisms, like Honshu
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/207336/honshu (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/207336/honshu), (which I've preordered and really look forward to) and even Capital https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/206803/capital (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/206803/capital)has some similarities in the tile laying.

I like certain aspects of Delve but in the end I've decided to pass on this one.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 11, 2017, 09:29:52 AM
Thanks Franks!  Yes - it seems to not be ticking a box for me either.  I think Clank! might be more fun.  I watched a 'Watched It Played' video last night and it looked more interesting!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on February 13, 2017, 10:51:39 AM
I watched a few of the Delve videos and I must say my interest decreased the more I watched.  I think the rooms are just too cluttered with treasure and what not.  It would be cool if the tiles had some bad guys on it so that I could place them in a room where my wife had ownership or something like that.  The other issue is the amount of time it takes things to resolve.  You can place a Carcassonne tile that closes a big city, a road, and possibly a few cloisters.  At most it takes 30 seconds to add up the points and return the meeple.  With this you can add a tile, close 3 or 4 rooms and forget whose turn it was by the time everything is resolved. 

I was hoping for a Zelda Carcassonne or maybe a HeroQuest Carcassonne, but this isn't either. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 14, 2017, 07:29:37 AM
Any love for Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1892003764/dwarves-dig-delve-die?ref=48hr)? I had completely forgotten about it but I just got the reminder email. Dice and dwarves is a pretty nice combo :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 14, 2017, 07:36:25 AM
Any love for Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1892003764/dwarves-dig-delve-die?ref=48hr)? I had completely forgotten about it but I just got the reminder email. Dice and dwarves is a pretty nice combo :)
The art doesn't ring any bells on my wallet and with Dice of Crowns and Sagrada on the collection not sure I want to step on anymore dice.
But if you back it I'll we can play it   ;D

I'm also reserving my March KS allowence for Quodd Heroes.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 14, 2017, 09:08:02 AM
Any love for Dwarves: Dig, Delve, Die (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1892003764/dwarves-dig-delve-die?ref=48hr)? I had completely forgotten about it but I just got the reminder email. Dice and dwarves is a pretty nice combo :)
The art doesn't ring any bells on my wallet and with Dice of Crowns and Sagrada on the collection not sure I want to step on anymore dice.
But if you back it I'll we can play it   ;D

The
custom dice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1892003764/dwarves-dig-delve-die/posts/1804766) might have put me over the top...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 15, 2017, 07:11:40 AM
Two nice little fillers with tile laying action:
Dragon Dodge (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1870586178/dragon-dodge)
Ore-Some (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707132801/ore-some-a-wild-west-strategy-game-for-families-an)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 15, 2017, 09:36:49 AM
Two nice little fillers with tile laying action:
Dragon Dodge (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1870586178/dragon-dodge)
Ore-Some (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707132801/ore-some-a-wild-west-strategy-game-for-families-an)

Damn you Chooselife! These both look pretty cool at first glance, I'll have a deeper look at both. Also, the meeples from Dragon Dodge look like great pimping opportunities for Princess & Dragon and Mage & Witch!

Edit: Having looked a little deeper, if I had to choose one, I think I'd choose Dragon Dodge. I backed for $1 so I could ask a question in the comments section, so I'm half sucked in already.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on February 15, 2017, 12:26:05 PM


Edit: Having looked a little deeper, if I had to choose one, I think I'd choose Dragon Dodge. I backed for $1 so I could ask a question in the comments section, so I'm half sucked in already.

I am more interested in ore-some, but not at that price.  At $20, I would back, but at ~$43 not happening.  I do love the little mine carts though. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 21, 2017, 09:55:36 AM
Two nice little fillers with tile laying action:
Dragon Dodge (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1870586178/dragon-dodge)
Ore-Some (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707132801/ore-some-a-wild-west-strategy-game-for-families-an)

An update on these two:

I've backed Dragon Dodge, which is about halfway to funding with 26 days to go. I think it's an interesting little game because there are a few aspects of tile-laying in this game (namely the ability to rotate already placed tiles and the ability to remove and subsequently replace tiles) that seem to be quite new and innovative compared to the usual landscape building games (e.g. Carcassonne, Cacao, Isle of Skye) or route-building games (Tsuro, Karuba, Indigo etc).

I haven't backed Ore-Some, though it does look like a cool little game. It's 75% funded with 20 days to go.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on February 27, 2017, 08:42:44 AM
In what might be the first huge KS of the year Empires of The Voice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/953146955/empires-of-the-void-ii/description) just got funded in 31 minutes.
I'll need more info about the overall game play but being a huge fan of Above and Below and craving the arrival of Near and Far, I'll keep a very close look into this one, and any Red Raven releases for that matter. ^-^ ^-^

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on February 27, 2017, 10:22:26 AM
In what might be the first huge KS of the year Empires of The Voice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/953146955/empires-of-the-void-ii/description) just got funded in 31 minutes.
I'll need more info about the overall game play but being a huge fan of Above and Below and craving the arrival of Near and Far, I'll keep a very close look into this one, and any Red Raven releases for that matter. ^-^ ^-^

That looks interesting, but I don't quite know what to make of it.   I was planning on backing
Alien Frontiers (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesalute/alien-frontiers-relaunch), but my wife found that Stone Age was back in print and talked me into getting that worker placement game instead.   
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 02, 2017, 04:20:52 AM
But why don't the schedule the KS campaigns to end on the end of the month?????

On top of
Empires of The Voice (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/953146955/empires-of-the-void-ii/description) with just released gameplay videos, Raiders of the North Sea Expansions (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/raiders-of-the-north-sea-two-expansions) were also launched this month. While the "North Sea Saga" is a thrilogy and there is a take it all pledge of 260EUR, I've to say that Raiders is of the three the only one that caught my attention, so I would love to back the game plus the 2 expansions pledge for 125EUR.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 02, 2017, 04:32:52 AM
While the "North Sea Saga" is a thrilogy and there is a take it all pledge of 260EUR, I've to say that Raiders is of the three the only one that caught my attention, so I would love to back the game plus the 2 expansions pledge for 125EUR.

I think I'll let you do that and I'll come over and play your copy.  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 02, 2017, 04:41:10 AM
Must keep wallet closed!!!!  gaaahahaa
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 02, 2017, 04:49:27 AM
I think I'll let you do that and I'll come over and play your copy.  :(y)

I'll let you play for free but I will bill you by the hour as a consultant, my current rate here in the office rate is 75EUR/h FYI.
But you can eat and drink everything you bring.

Must keep wallet closed!!!!  gaaahahaa
The wallet is closed I just trying to figure out if shall increase my Credit Card ceiling..... I had reduced last year.





Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 02, 2017, 05:04:04 AM
Quote
All shipping rates are included in each Reward Level. US, Canada, Australia, NZ, UK, Germany and France all have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. For all other areas, Kickstarter will automatically add any additional cost when selecting your reward.

What?  No love for our Portuguese and Flemish friends.  Did they throw darts at a world map to figure out free shipping?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 02, 2017, 05:20:14 AM
Quote
All shipping rates are included in each Reward Level. US, Canada, Australia, NZ, UK, Germany and France all have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. For all other areas, Kickstarter will automatically add any additional cost when selecting your reward.

What?  No love for our Portuguese and Flemish friends.  Did they throw darts at a world map to figure out free shipping?
Indeed. Nevertheless the additional for Portugal is around 8EUR which is still cheap for the size/weight.

Good News or not, just checked the gameplay videos of Empires of The Void (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/953146955/empires-of-the-void-ii/description) and although I guess I'd enjoy playing it does seems too heavy for my collection, some one less campaign clinging on my wallet.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 03, 2017, 03:36:56 PM
With shipping included in the pledge price, a discount for backers of Medici: the Card Game, Grail Games' track record of delivering early on all nine of their KS campaigns, the design of Reiner Knizia and the art of Vincent Dutrait ... well, it's hard not to back King's Road (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1986861668/kings-road).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 03, 2017, 04:08:30 PM
Jungleboy,

You are backing more stuff?  I am still waiting to hear your thoughts on Santorini and Saloon Tycoon.  I am also waiting for Choose life's opinion on those plus Potion Explosion.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 03, 2017, 04:18:09 PM
Jungleboy,

You are backing more stuff?  I am still waiting to hear your thoughts on Santorini and Saloon Tycoon.  I am also waiting for Choose life's opinion on those plus Potion Explosion.

I played five games of Santorini back-to-back two weeks ago with a friend and loved it, so we're hoping to play again soon. It was really fun to start to figure out the strategy of the game, even without the god cards.

Sadly I haven't played Saloon Tycoon yet. Once I settle in properly here in Lisbon (taking longer than I thought), I'll be able to make a better effort to play new games with Chooselife or the Wednesday meetup group or my currently-named Pandemic Legacy group.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 03, 2017, 04:49:01 PM
We haven't played Pandemic Legacy in forever.  We are waiting for our Kickstarted gaming table to arrive. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 04, 2017, 03:15:34 AM
Jungleboy,

You are backing more stuff?  I am still waiting to hear your thoughts on Santorini and Saloon Tycoon.  I am also waiting for Choose life's opinion on those plus Potion Explosion.
Santorini is a must, it doesn't´t matter if you are an abstract, worker placement, deck builder or tile laying guy, etc, it is by far the most consistent game I've played while being utterly simple to explain to non-gamers. The more you play the more strategic it gets and gods can give the game almost infinite replayability or level the opponents expertise.
Saloon Tycoon I must say I didn't properly played it yet I just did a test run with my non-gamer wife.  It does seem to be great fun but on the test run and gameplay videos it does seem to be a lot going on to keep track, income, cube supply, etc.
Potion Explosion I'd recommend to anyone with kids or non-gamer companions. It's just like playing any mobile color blocks/combinations game but in boardgame form while being a intro to ever more complex games.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 04, 2017, 07:12:20 AM
Santorini is the best of the 3, but it gets the least amount of game play at my house.  My wife just really loves potion explosion and my son (who is 8 and has no trouble keeping track of anything) loves saloon tycoon.   I think the main problem is that it is a 2 player game and we almost always have 3.  By the time my son goes to bed, my wife is in TV mode.  I do recommend randomly picking God cards and then switching and playing with the same cards.  Because some of the God cards are a bit better than others, it is the only way to be fair. 

In better late than never Kickstarter news, Pack O Game SET 2 is finally shipping.  This was SUPPOSED to be a stocking stuffer for my wife and son, but now it may be part of an Easter gift (fingers crossed).  I may be able to hold onto them for next Xmas, but the local store will probably have them on display and I worry that my wife will buy them.

I have my copy of Mint Works in hand, but haven't played it yet. 

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 04, 2017, 11:38:41 AM
In better late than never Kickstarter news, Pack O Game SET 2 is finally shipping.

I've been waiting for this too. I thought the pack would be brilliant as a travel companion, but I'm not sure it will be here in time for our first big trip of the year which is only 10 days away.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 04, 2017, 11:45:42 AM
Lucky you've got Onirim! You should look at 'ravens of thri sahashri' and 'and then we held hands', both 2-player but might be good if you're traveling with junglegirl!

I'm happy that By Order of the Queen (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99575233/by-order-of-the-queen/) reached it's last stretchgoal.  Junking was one of the first game I've seen to distribute to the UK far ahead of the USA...I doubt that will happen again, but the previous projects have been wonderful!

The Raiders of the North Seas Expansions are drawing me in, the mechanics are straightfoward and the artwork is amazing; they both seem a little pricey though!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 04, 2017, 11:50:02 AM
The Raiders of the North Seas Expansions are drawing me in, the mechanics are straightfoward and the artwork is amazing; they both seem a little pricey though!
And I still need to add the base game..... Not sure about the Collector Box tough.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 04, 2017, 11:56:46 AM
I crumbled....

Thankfully I ordered the last 3 games in their last kickstarter  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 07, 2017, 12:46:05 PM
Jungleboy - if you like dice rolling games at the moment have you seen "Too Many Bones? (https://chiptheorygames.pledgemanager.com/projects/too-many-bones/participate/?ref=carcassonnecentral)"
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on March 08, 2017, 09:16:13 AM
There is a lot of excitement on the BGG Facebook group about Rising Sun at the moment ::). Nothing about it particularly grabs me, least of all the price tag ($100 :o) so I've been looking for alternative games on KickStarter that may appreciate some support while the majority of the boardgaming world (US-based players at least) are emptying their wallets in CMON's direction as quickly as possible...

One thing I spotted was
this (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1222580186/legacy-tic-tac-toe) which made me laugh so much that I may even pledge towards it. Probably not at the $2,500 level, but maybe for a thousandth of that.

I don't own any legacy style games so this seems like a good place to start.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 08, 2017, 09:49:33 AM
There is a lot of excitement on the BGG Facebook group about Rising Sun at the moment ::). Nothing about it particularly grabs me, least of all the price tag ($100 :o) so I've been looking for alternative games on KickStarter that may appreciate some support while the majority of the boardgaming world (US-based players at least) are emptying their wallets in CMON's direction as quickly as possible...

One thing I spotted was this (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1222580186/legacy-tic-tac-toe) which made me laugh so much that I may even pledge towards it. Probably not at the $2,500 level, but maybe for a thousandth of that.

I don't own any legacy style games so this seems like a good place to start.
I also don't understand the hype around miniature games, but I'll pressure Jungleboy into backing the legacy one.

In the meantime if you're are looking for games on which to burn money why not
Beeeees (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/actionphasegames/beeeees), it sure looks fun to play with the kids and non-gamer wives.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on March 08, 2017, 09:52:27 AM
I also don't understand the hype around miniature games, but I'll pressure Jungleboy into backing the legacy one.

Thanks! As you're the guardian of jungleboy's will power and wallet I was hoping you'd say that. If you could get him to go for the $2,500 pledge level that would be awesome. Cheers.

EDIT:
In the meantime if you're are looking for games on which to burn money why not Beeeees (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/actionphasegames/beeeees), it sure looks fun to play with the kids and non-gamer wives.

OK. Done.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 09, 2017, 05:11:33 PM

In the meantime if you're are looking for games on which to burn money why not Beeeees (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/actionphasegames/beeeees), it sure looks fun to play with the kids and non-gamer wives.

We play tested beeees at Unpub.  The designer was a really nice guy.  My wife enjoyed the game so much that she is planning to back it.   I don't see the need as we already have Steam park for our fast rolling dice game needs, but she can do whatever she wants.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 09, 2017, 06:54:39 PM
I'm jealous of your visit to Unpub, there are some really innovative games demoed there by all accounts.

Beees looks really fun:

https://youtu.be/Xs-tl6GBOBo
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 09, 2017, 08:11:22 PM
I'm jealous of your visit to Unpub, there are some really innovative games demoed there by all accounts.


It ain't exactly Essen.   :(

There is a lot of crap too.  We demo'd a game last year that was a complete rip off of sushi go.  It was so blatant my 7 year old said something to the guy about it.  After you play you have to write a review and we all put "Try to be different than sushi go".   ::)

Looking forward to going again on the 17th.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 10, 2017, 02:20:30 AM
Another new KS with a tile laying element Tribes - Early Civilization (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/teatimeproductions/tribes-early-civilization).
The gameplay looks neat but on my opinion the art is really dull and seems to have different styles across some game elements. Price doesn't help also 49EUR (w/ shipping to  :green-meeple: :yellow-meeple: :red-meeple: :red-meeple:) is on the high side and I still need to solve my current cashflow to pledge myself into
Raiders of the North Sea Expansions (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/raiders-of-the-north-sea-two-expansions).
Still I'll keep an eye into
Tribes - Early Civilization (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/teatimeproductions/tribes-early-civilization) but I'm guessing it to be right into Jungleboy sweet spot. O0 O0 >:D >:D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 10, 2017, 06:35:50 AM
I don't care for prehistory so Tribes is not for me. I start at Mesopotamia. :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 10, 2017, 07:18:24 AM
I looked at Tribes and it looked interesting.  I then saw that there were no Kickstarter Exclusives and decided to just wait for it to come to the local game store (if it ever does).  Kickstarter creates this weird problem for me.  If I miss a kickstarted game that contained cool exclusives, I won't buy the game at retail because I feel like I missed something.   If a game is kickstarted without anything exclusive, I just wait for it to come to the local store.  So basically I am only happy if I kickstart something with cool exclusives. 

The Beeeees exclusive is a 6th player.  Purple dice!   :violet-meeple: :violet-meeple: :violet-meeple: :violet-meeple: 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 10, 2017, 07:24:07 AM
It's a sales-vice that doesn't work very frequently for me either.  I like a complete experience - knowing I'll miss out on an aspect of a good game, even a small one - turns me off too.  I don't mind waiting for late access though.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on March 11, 2017, 12:12:41 PM
Hi folks. Does anyone know anything about Jackal Archipelago https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mosigra/jackal-archipelago-islands-pirates-gold-and-more (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mosigra/jackal-archipelago-islands-pirates-gold-and-more)? I'm quite tempted, but it finishes in 9 hours and is just under $1500 short of the funding goal.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 12, 2017, 01:15:01 AM
Hi folks. Does anyone know anything about Jackal Archipelago https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mosigra/jackal-archipelago-islands-pirates-gold-and-more (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mosigra/jackal-archipelago-islands-pirates-gold-and-more)? I'm quite tempted, but it finishes in 9 hours and is just under $1500 short of the funding goal.

It got over the line by $121! Did you back it in the end?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on March 12, 2017, 01:47:51 AM
I deliberated lots, but decided not to in the end. Thought at ~£30 it was not cheap enough to take a punt. I was thinking of getting it as a birthday gift for our youngest, but wanted him to see video to gauge his interest. It might have been a different story if I could have tried it out on TableTopia but couldn't figure out how to play - it was late and don't think 1 player is enough! The reviews I'd seen weren't exactly glowing and besides I'm under orders to not buy many games. Figured we could always try to buy it later in the year if it's available at UK Games Expo or something. Glad it was funded though.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Valheru on March 12, 2017, 01:51:08 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimlordgames/village-attacks/description

Anyone saw this 'little' gem?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 22, 2017, 04:19:36 AM
While I try to get my cash flow around into backing Raiders of the North Sea Expansions (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/raiders-of-the-north-sea-two-expansions) 1BG+2EXP pledge keeping an eye on Beeeees (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/actionphasegames/beeeees) I just found The Grimm Forest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/druidcitygames/the-grimm-forest/description) which is a must back if you have children just for the theme itself.
Even without playing with the (modifiers) Friend and Fable cards at the beggining it does seem as time well spent.

I really need to stop checking Kickstarted daily.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 22, 2017, 04:41:43 AM
I just check here instead ;)

I wasn't a fan of Beees, it did look fun, but I didn't see it lasting more than a few plays.

At least Grimm Forest ends next month ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 22, 2017, 05:35:02 AM
At least Grimm Forest ends next month ;)

I can't understand why they don't schedule the campaings to end around the end or at the very beggining of each month, just when the suckers like me still have spend money available.  :o >:( ;D :'(
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 22, 2017, 05:43:27 AM
I really need to stop checking Kickstarted daily.

I just check here instead ;)

Worse now I need to get off some BGG subscriptions, just got noticed that Saloon Tycoon is getting an expansion and Snowdale Design is launching a standalone game, Dawn of Peacemakers set in the same universe than Dale of Merchants both to be released this year through KS.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 22, 2017, 06:20:13 AM
Beeeees was at unpub.  I didn't play the updated version as I new we were already buying it.   The creator was trying to show off a new word game.  My son has reading difficulty, so we didn't give that a go. 

The Grimm Forest looks good, but we have Stone Age and we have already agreed to buy Sailing Towards Osiris.  We are full up on worker placement, tile laying, abstract, dexterity, programmed card movement, and set collection games.   I won't be kickstarting anything else unless I am blown away by a new mechanic.


Worse now I need to get off some BGG subscriptions, just got noticed that Saloon Tycoon is getting an expansion

I talked to Robert Couch, but he didn't share any info about the expansion other than it was "in the works".  I am surprised that more info is available from BGG.  Maybe he didn't work on it.   Who knows?  Anyway, they can have my money. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 23, 2017, 09:24:42 AM
While I try to get my cash flow around into backing Raiders of the North Sea Expansions (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/raiders-of-the-north-sea-two-expansions) 1BG+2EXP pledge keeping an eye on Beeeees (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/actionphasegames/beeeees) I just found The Grimm Forest (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/druidcitygames/the-grimm-forest/description) which is a must back if you have children just for the theme itself.
Even without playing with the (modifiers) Friend and Fable cards at the beggining it does seem as time well spent.

So have you backed The Grimm Forest? I just checked it out for the first time and it looks cool, but this might be another one to let you get and invite me to play.  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 23, 2017, 09:49:40 AM
So have you backed The Grimm Forest?

Not yet. Just 1USD to be on the update alert.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 25, 2017, 10:40:16 AM
Le sigh....

I just nabbed an early backing of: 'Badass - Riders' which I'll sit on and see how it goes.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kotigames/badass-riders/description

Did you go for any of the Raider games?  I didn't need to hear about: Dawn of Peacemakers .  I was doing so well!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 31, 2017, 09:40:31 AM
Woo hoo!  My submission is going to be added to BEEEEES!

Royal Decree Design Contest Winners

Mike D - Hive Mind: Each player chooses a tile color before play begins. Players all build the same hive. Whoever’s color has the most touching points wins the game.

Sybrwookie - Pollinated: You may place 1 of your helper bees on 1 tile as you claim the tile. All flowers that tile helps create are worth 2 points each.

C Dennett - Looking Out for #1 / Bee Selfish: - If you have 0 Helper Bees at the end of this game, you get 4 bonus points.

Thanks again to everyone who entered the Royal Decree Design Contest!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 31, 2017, 10:15:47 AM
Woo hoo!  My submission is going to be added to BEEEEES!

Nice. Congrats. Saw the update and thought it was the best one of the three submissions.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 31, 2017, 10:33:12 AM
Woo hoo!  My submission is going to be added to BEEEEES!

Nice. Congrats. Saw the update and thought it was the best one of the three submissions.

Thanks!   I submitted a bunch of other ideas.  I was surprised this one was chosen as it changes the game the most. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on March 31, 2017, 10:54:45 AM
Woo hoo!  My submission is going to be added to BEEEEES!

Nice. Congrats. Saw the update and thought it was the best one of the three submissions.

Thanks!   I submitted a bunch of other ideas.  I was surprised this one was chosen as it changes the game the most.

Excellent. I'm a BEEEEE-acker too so it will BEEEEE good to know that one of your ideas made it into the final game.

CongratuBEEEEElations! :) :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 01, 2017, 06:22:40 AM
Well done dirk! A merit from me for a great contribution!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 05, 2017, 05:39:06 AM
Just came here to say that they just launched Gloomhaven (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1350948450/gloomhaven-second-printing?ref=activity) second printing :o
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 05, 2017, 05:47:18 AM
I'll think I'll give this one a miss - looks like far too much content for us to absorb and my wife will hate the artwork....but who knows 26days...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 05, 2017, 06:32:50 AM
More than the art its the theme itself that doesn't make me back this on the spot.

The mechanics and the campaign side of it hit all the notes but I'm not that much into fighting skeletons and sorcerers, that being said.....
....but who knows 26days...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 05, 2017, 06:36:30 AM
I've just backed Baseball Highlights 2045 - I like sports games almost as much as I like smashing skeletons (not very much) - I've been playing the Android AI and play with my wife last night - very much enjoying the deck-building mechanics.  It's a very stream-lined game even though it feels complicated to start with!

Their latest KS added some more content and introduced a start-pack with less stuff in the box geared towards an introduction:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/2002188924/baseball-highlights-2045-spring-training

it's not too late to join the pledge manager!!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on April 05, 2017, 11:26:49 PM
I hope it's not overhyped but I'm a big fan of Dungeon Crawls and Fantasy adventure so I'm in for Gloomhaven second edition!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1350948450/gloomhaven-second-printing (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1350948450/gloomhaven-second-printing)

Probably over doing it again but I'm also in (at least for now) for 878 Vikings - Invasions of England. I do like the series and enjoy this level and style of 'war' games.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/617871702/878-vikings-invasions-of-england?ref=user_menu (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/617871702/878-vikings-invasions-of-england?ref=user_menu)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on April 06, 2017, 03:55:47 AM
There is also a plague themed card game called "infected".  I am on the fence about backing it.  We only have 3 players most of the time and I would imagine it needs 5 minimum  :(

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackforeststudio/infected-0?ref=discovery (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackforeststudio/infected-0?ref=discovery)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 06, 2017, 10:57:17 AM
Will have to take a look at that one Dirk - looks interesting!

I'm not sure I understand Gloomhaven's retail model....let's kickstart a game...then when the first wave of players get their game, send some to retail....but less than a week later start a kickstarter offering the same game again for less than retail...I can't see many retailers or retail shoppers being happy with that process!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 06, 2017, 01:39:45 PM
Indeed, but I'm guessing that with the overall hype/success the copies that got to retail were coming from retail KS pledges.
They don't really need retail now, they can just do KS reprint campaigns.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: kistgeit on April 12, 2017, 01:21:52 AM
I recently backed my first Kickstarter: The Grimm Forest. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/druidcitygames/the-grimm-forest/description

I think the game becomes even better with the Strech Goals that have been unlocked. The campaign is nearly ending, maybe some of you are interested in backing it?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 12, 2017, 01:34:21 AM
I think quite a few people are interested in this one!

I've just seen: Bridges to Nowhere which looks nice and plays quickly...have given it a  star for now:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/469294339/bridges-to-nowhere/description
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 12, 2017, 10:18:06 AM
The depth of 'Bridges to Nowhere' seemed limited to me, having now had chance to watch the video.

'Circle The Wagons' looks good for a small microgame. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239309591/circle-the-wagons-build-your-pocket-sized-boomtown)

We've discussed Button Shy before.  I finally emailed Jason Tagmire directly about my lack of Pentaquark and in all fairness he replied very quickly and we determined it never got sent.  So I'm hoping that will arrive any day now.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 12, 2017, 10:37:25 AM
We've discussed Button Shy before.  I finally emailed Jason Tagmire directly about my lack of Pentaquark and in all fairness he replied very quickly and we determined it never got sent.  So I'm hoping that will arrive any day now.

I backed Avignon from them (with expansion) and it is supposed to ship this month, so hopefully I'll have it soon. But shipping games to Portugal seems very hazardous so I'm not sure how many more Kickstarters I will back or games I will buy online unless I have them sent to my personal postman (Chooselife).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 12, 2017, 11:17:17 AM
But shipping games to Portugal seems very hazardous so I'm not sure how many more Kickstarters I will back or games I will buy online unless I have them sent to my personal postman (Chooselife).
Never had any problems.  O0
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 13, 2017, 05:12:44 AM
But shipping games to Portugal seems very hazardous so I'm not sure how many more Kickstarters I will back or games I will buy online unless I have them sent to my personal postman (Chooselife).
Never had any problems.  O0

I'm having a lot of problems.

First, I ordered King's Forge online in January. They tried to deliver it twice when I wasn't there, but didn't call or notify me, and didn't leave a slip for me to pick it up at the post office. I contacted the vendor, who said it appeared that it was being returned to them, but that was two months ago and I haven't heard anything since.

Secondly, I received a slip concerning a package a while back that was a card game from Belgium that I didn't recognise, but somehow thought it might have been King's Forge. After a lot of back and forth emailing with the post office, who said it would cost me €2 in fees, the package arrived yesterday and I had to pay €32 for it. And the mystery of the unknown game was that it was a second copy of Biergarten. I didn't receive my original copy in time in Switzerland so they sent another one, and somehow the first one ended up here too even though our mail forwarding service does not include packages.

Thirdly, I can see via tracking that there were two unsuccessful delivery attempts for 5-Minute Dungeon while I was away (again no contact, again no slip for pick-up from the post office). So now I fear that this will be sent back too and I don't see how I can do anything about it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 13, 2017, 05:47:15 AM
Dude,

The problem isn't the post office, it's you! You're never here.  >:D >:D
With tracked items, you can request to pickup on the post office in person as long as it is before or 3days after the first attempt.
Untracked/normal post items if it doesn't fit in the mailbox and you don't open the door you will get a slip but you only have ten days to pick up. If not it's returned for sure.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 13, 2017, 05:50:51 AM
Seems rough jungleboy, all that travelling getting in the way of receiving post.

It does sound like it works the same as the UK though, thankfully, we're on friendly terms with our posties; they always put items in our recycling bin too!

Can I recommend a PO Box :p
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 13, 2017, 05:57:00 AM
Untracked/normal post items if it doesn't fit in the mailbox and you don't open the door you will get a slip but you only have ten days to pick up. If not it's returned for sure.

The slip system is fine but they are not leaving slips! One problem is that we have a doorcode for the building (which seems rare here) and although our main postman knows the code, because we gave it to him, that doesn't seem to have filtered down to anyone else.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on April 13, 2017, 10:35:23 AM
 :(

Danispostman is always happy to help should the need arise...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 13, 2017, 01:45:07 PM
:(

Danispostman is always happy to help should the need arise...

Thanks Dan. I'm going to scale back on new game purchases soon anyway, plus my UK trips aren't as frequent as they once were. But I'll keep you in mind :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 13, 2017, 01:55:58 PM
What have they done with the real jungleboy!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 13, 2017, 02:12:31 PM
What have they done with the real jungleboy!

Hahaha. Since I don't have regular income anymore, and since I have a shelf without secret compartments, and since I have a lot of games I've only played once or twice or not at all, it might be time to focus on playing the games I have rather than being suckered into more Kickstarters by you guys.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 13, 2017, 02:25:36 PM
You're just avoiding answering the question with your sensibilities and rationale!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on April 13, 2017, 03:47:48 PM


 I have a lot of games I've only played once or twice or not at all, it might be time to focus on playing the games I have rather than being suckered into more Kickstarters by you guys.

This came up in another forum I am on.  One guy had dozens of opened, but never played games. Why open a game if you aren't going to play it?  Apparently he likes the smell of a new game and enjoys punching out the cardboard.  I have 5 games in shrink.  One, Liar's Dice, I have had for over a decade.  No idea why we have never played it.  The only Kickstarter game we haven't tried yet is Scuttle.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 14, 2017, 06:33:17 AM
Well: If they were kickstarters from Queen Games, for example, you have to open the boxes just to check everything is inside it!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 14, 2017, 07:09:56 AM
This came up in another forum I am on.  One guy had dozens of opened, but never played games. Why open a game if you aren't going to play it?  Apparently he likes the smell of a new game and enjoys punching out the cardboard. 

This kind of thing comes up on BGG a bit too. I think many board gamers (including me) see 'collecting' as part of the hobby for them. The difference between collecting board games and collecting stamps is that you can actually play board games. But I still love to open a new game, see the components, get a grip on the rules etc, even if I don't know when my first play will be. I bought a bunch of games before moving to Portugal so some of those are still in shrink wrap, but other than that I'll pretty much always open a new game straight away. It's part of the excitement of buying it! 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Amorpheus on April 14, 2017, 11:18:42 AM
Well: If they were kickstarters from Queen Games, for example, you have to open the boxes just to check everything is inside it!
Really? I hadn't noticed any problems for the two Kickstarters I have done with them (Fresco Big Box and Alhambra Big Box). Maybe I need to recount...

I just backed a game called Grimm Forest that is in its last few hours (overly funded with almost all stretch goals unlocked). Great artwork and miniatures with a fun worker placement and resource management approach (similar in a way to Stone Age to me).
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/druidcitygames/the-grimm-forest
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 14, 2017, 12:09:16 PM
I crumbled and backed it too...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 15, 2017, 04:58:04 AM
Well: If they were kickstarters from Queen Games, for example, you have to open the boxes just to check everything is inside it!
Really? I hadn't noticed any problems for the two Kickstarters I have done with them (Fresco Big Box and Alhambra Big Box). Maybe I need to recount...

Not related to components, but my one Queen experience on Kickstarter has shown me to never back anything from them again. It was the Escape Big Box (2nd ed), which funded last May (11 months ago). It cost US$80, plus $20 for shipping, and was scheduled to ship in December, which already seemed like a long time since it wasn't a new game, essentially a reprint with a couple of small things thrown in. Then at Essen I saw that I could have bought the first ed for half the price. That was six months ago and I still don't have the KS version yet.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 15, 2017, 05:06:26 AM
...and when it does arrive a component will be missing.

The recent Kingdom Builder was much the same. A lot of people are mssing an entire player's settlements and a random assortment of people didn't receive the Island expansion (queenie 3?)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Amorpheus on April 15, 2017, 05:39:50 AM
Good to know. My backing of Queen Games Kickstarters will end where it started.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 17, 2017, 01:25:53 AM
I have a lot of games I've only played once or twice or not at all, it might be time to focus on playing the games I have rather than being suckered into more Kickstarters by you guys.

Nowadays and with the KS phenomena the Unwrapped Game Syndrome is on the rise. Although I'm a bit late into the non-Carcassone game hoarding I'm also trying, not to scale down per se, but to rationalize my acquisitions.
I love to unwrap games so the only game in my possession that is still on the envelope  it's a Jungleboy one, but the reality is that most of the games in my collection have not been "properly" played yet.
Although I buy the games with the future perspective of playing them with the kids there is still a lot of waiting to do for the more complex ones to be properly played so although I'm not stopping my KS daily roaming I'm focussing on reducing the shelf to table hiatus.

And that's why I'm not backing Gloomhaven, does it look great? Sure! But I know that until I'm able to properly play the first scenario it will take at least 5years and it that meantime I can allocate its cost to buy 3 or 4 games that can go directly from shelf to table.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 17, 2017, 11:26:50 AM
The campaign for Brass (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roxley/brass-an-industrial-revolution) began today, by Roxley Games (publishers of Santorini). They have smashed their target already and have made over $200,000 Canadian dollars in just a few hours. It's about the Industrial Revolution which doesn't interest me much, plus it's expensive, so I won't back it, but it's a very impressive opening day.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on April 17, 2017, 04:43:28 PM
The campaign for Brass (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roxley/brass-an-industrial-revolution) began today, by Roxley Games (publishers of Santorini). They have smashed their target already and have made over $200,000 Canadian dollars in just a few hours. It's about the Industrial Revolution which doesn't interest me much, plus it's expensive, so I won't back it, but it's a very impressive opening day.

It's great to see our local boys do well! I'm happy to support their cause for a great game. Though I have local shipping advantage, I thought the price for both games and most of the overseas (EU) shipping was reasonable, (€5 for the bundle)! Saying that, it is still a chunk of change at one time!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 19, 2017, 12:54:58 AM
The campaign for Brass (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roxley/brass-an-industrial-revolution) began today, by Roxley Games (publishers of Santorini). They have smashed their target already and have made over $200,000 Canadian dollars in just a few hours. It's about the Industrial Revolution which doesn't interest me much, plus it's expensive, so I won't back it, but it's a very impressive opening day.

The London Beer Flood story in the first update has got me more interested in the Industrial Revolution, so I might have to think about this after all. The campaign is at over CDN$500K already.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Amorpheus on April 19, 2017, 06:17:42 AM
Brass looks like a good game with great detail put into the art. But $100 USD for both is a bit beyond my price point for a game (except Carc in totality of course). Has anyone played the original version from 10 years ago to weigh in on the game mechanics?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on April 19, 2017, 10:44:39 PM
600 144 CA$ for Brass  :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 20, 2017, 01:15:45 AM
Thirdly, I can see via tracking that there were two unsuccessful delivery attempts for 5-Minute Dungeon while I was away (again no contact, again no slip for pick-up from the post office). So now I fear that this will be sent back too and I don't see how I can do anything about it.

Now I see from the tracking info that they made a third unsuccessful attempt on Monday and so now the game has been sent back. This time I was actually home, but they don't know the building door code so they just give up without calling or without buzzing. This is becoming a big problem.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 20, 2017, 02:09:52 AM
Now I see from the tracking info that they made a third unsuccessful attempt on Monday and so now the game has been sent back. This time I was actually home, but they don't know the building door code so they just give up without calling or without buzzing. This is becoming a big problem.
I told you that you shouldn't have move to Lisbon, postmans are much better in Estoril.
As already suggested I would strongly recommend a PO BOX at least until you get to know the postman or start to regularly receive normal post on your address.

But you shouldn't stop buying games just because you have a lousy postman. You must fight the system. You should start fighting it by backing BRASS.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 20, 2017, 02:34:01 AM
or Gloomhaven...that's pretty big  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 20, 2017, 02:45:29 AM
As already suggested I would strongly recommend a PO BOX at least until you get to know the postman or start to regularly receive normal post on your address.

We know the regular postman and receive regular mail but packages are often delivered separately by different people which is the problem. And I'm not going to pay for a PO Box when I can just use your address instead.  >:D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 20, 2017, 03:00:25 AM
or Dan's :p
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 20, 2017, 03:09:59 AM
or Dan's :p

Dan lives unhelpfully far from where I usually am. I'll have to talk to him about that.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 20, 2017, 03:11:02 AM
But at least his mail arrives; even when he's not there  ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 20, 2017, 03:21:57 AM
As already suggested I would strongly recommend a PO BOX at least until you get to know the postman or start to regularly receive normal post on your address.

We know the regular postman and receive regular mail but packages are often delivered separately by different people which is the problem. And I'm not going to pay for a PO Box when I can just use your address instead.  >:D
In that case, go latin: Complain, Complain, Complain. C:-)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 20, 2017, 08:14:09 AM
Meanwhile the 5-minute Dungeon people have responded and they're sending another one ... to Chooselife :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 20, 2017, 08:15:21 AM
...you could have picked me... I'm gutted  :(

but seriously...good luck - We have a great time playing this one!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on April 21, 2017, 04:28:42 AM
or Dan's :p

Dan lives unhelpfully far from where I usually am. I'll have to talk to him about that.

I can only apologise for my selfishness. :-[ If it helps, our house move does appear to be back on again for the time being at least. Third time lucky! :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 21, 2017, 06:12:23 AM
Good luck Dan!  May all yoir forwardes mail reached its new destination!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 21, 2017, 09:22:35 AM
The long awaited Kickstarter campaign for Hannibal (and Hamilcar) is live (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phalanxgames/hannibal-and-hamilcar/posts/1865032). I'm not a war gamer by any stretch of the imagination, but I love the Second Punic War and anything to do with Hannibal and Scipio, so I might have to think about this one.

I can only apologise for my selfishness. :-[ If it helps, our house move does appear to be back on again for the time being at least. Third time lucky! :(y)

Great news, fingers crossed for you!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on April 21, 2017, 10:47:26 AM
The long awaited Kickstarter campaign for Hannibal (and Hamilcar) is live (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phalanxgames/hannibal-and-hamilcar/posts/1865032). I'm not a war gamer by any stretch of the imagination, but I love the Second Punic War and anything to do with Hannibal and Scipio, so I might have to think about this one.

It is crazy to think what his army accomplished, but at the same time it is disheartening to know that no matter what he had or what he did, it would never be enough to put Rome under siege.  They knew it, he knew it, and I suppose he was campaigning for good terms and never expecting an outright surrender. 

During one meeting at work, someone was being overly dramatic worrying about a non issue.  I jokingly said, "It is not like Hannibal is at the gates."  They thought I was referring to the Anthony Hopkins character.   :-\
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 21, 2017, 11:54:12 AM
The long awaited Kickstarter campaign for Hannibal (and Hamilcar) is live (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phalanxgames/hannibal-and-hamilcar/posts/1865032). I'm not a war gamer by any stretch of the imagination, but I love the Second Punic War and anything to do with Hannibal and Scipio, so I might have to think about this one.

It is crazy to think what his army accomplished, but at the same time it is disheartening to know that no matter what he had or what he did, it would never be enough to put Rome under siege.  They knew it, he knew it, and I suppose he was campaigning for good terms and never expecting an outright surrender. 

Yeah, his strategy was to try to turn Rome's Italian allies against it (e.g. Capua, which he did turn) and completely isolate it rather than to outright conquer the city of Rome itself, but that was probably always going to be an impossible task for an invading army that was also pillaging the countryside to feed itself.

During one meeting at work, someone was being overly dramatic worrying about a non issue.  I jokingly said, "It is not like Hannibal is at the gates."  They thought I was referring to the Anthony Hopkins character.   :-\

Love it! I also try to sneak in 'Hannibal at the gates!' whenever I can :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 21, 2017, 12:57:25 PM
All said and done I think you should really back this one Jungleboy.
You can even send it to the adress of your preferred Portuguese postman.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on April 21, 2017, 08:06:39 PM
Brass 703 329 CA$

All stretch goals unlocked, so they add 3 more goals.  :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 22, 2017, 06:51:37 AM
Things I'm waiting to finish:

Omiga (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1476985722/omiga-the-one-minute-game?ref=CarcC) - Quick Tile laying game, looks quite simple/expensive though
Circle The Wagons - just completed; neat little microgame from Button Shy.
Hardback (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fowers/hardback-the-pre-quill-to-paperback?ref=CarcC) - Tim Flower's latest card game, I don't really like word games, but this has some appeal.
Rahdo Runs Through (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1855928930/rahdo-runs-through-year-six?ref=CarcC) - I backed Rahdo for the last 2 years. Generally, I like his content, but I don't think he's enjoyed making content over the last year.  A lot of videos seemed rushed or he's not had time to absorb the rules before he starts.  As a backer you get to vote on his next videos, but every game I've voted for has not been voted highly, and thus hasn't had a video made.  I feel like a minority voter compared to most of his fans;  I'll probably give it a miss this year.
Petrichor (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyboards/petrichor?ref=CarcC) - Described as similar to Dominant Species, but in a 1/5 of the time.  This looks interesting, but none of the playthrough videos have been very clear, the game looks bogged down to me.
Chariots of Rome (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/567823005/chariots-of-rome?ref=CarcC) - A Chariot game?  Sounds interesting

I'm watching a few others: Gloomhaven, Dungeon Dice, City of Kings - but these have less appeal.

What's everyone else watching?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on April 22, 2017, 07:45:37 AM
Things I'm waiting to finish:

Omiga (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1476985722/omiga-the-one-minute-game?ref=CarcC) - Quick Tile laying game, looks quite simple/expensive though
Circle The Wagons - just completed; neat little microgame from Button Shy.
Hardback (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fowers/hardback-the-pre-quill-to-paperback?ref=CarcC) - Tim Flower's latest card game, I don't really like word games, but this has some appeal.
Rahdo Runs Through (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1855928930/rahdo-runs-through-year-six?ref=CarcC) - I backed Rahdo for the last 2 years. Generally, I like his content, but I don't think he's enjoyed making content over the last year.  A lot of videos seemed rushed or he's not had time to absorb the rules before he starts.  As a backer you get to vote on his next videos, but every game I've voted for has not been voted highly, and thus hasn't had a video made.  I feel like a minority voter compared to most of his fans;  I'll probably give it a miss this year.
Petrichor (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyboards/petrichor?ref=CarcC) - Described as similar to Dominant Species, but in a 1/5 of the time.  This looks interesting, but none of the playthrough videos have been very clear, the game looks bogged down to me.
Chariots of Rome (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/567823005/chariots-of-rome?ref=CarcC) - A Chariot game?  Sounds interesting

I'm watching a few others: Gloomhaven, Dungeon Dice, City of Kings - but these have less appeal.

What's everyone else watching?

Very good assessment on Rhado. He has been letting things get to him, (I'm sure one needs a thick skin in the public eye), and it seems to be effecting his enthusiasm and engagement. His rule goofs are legendary but get harder for me to overlook. His production is just nowhere near that of Watch it Played, and many others. I still sent him a few bucks for the vote option, (though I'm in the same boat on my choices). I still enjoy his style of play through, which is my preferred method to check out and learn a game. He still has a great breadth of videos that are already out there and I'm still coming across many I haven't seen.

I'd seen Omiga but thought it was a pass.

Intrigued by Chariots of Rome but not sure there is enough there for me. I still have my original Avalon Hill - Circus Maximus from 1979 which I enjoy and can teach to muggles even though it is more complex than Chariots of Rome.

I'm also in for HANNIBAL & HAMILCAR.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phalanxgames/hannibal-and-hamilcar?ref=user_menu (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phalanxgames/hannibal-and-hamilcar?ref=user_menu)

This title is a re-release and also a reimagining of Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage.
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234/hannibal-rome-vs-carthage (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234/hannibal-rome-vs-carthage)

Avalon Hill was the original publisher. While I have the Valley Games version I couldn't pass up this edition with an updated version of play, (it also includes the original game). The production looks top notch.

Raiders of the North Sea expansions campaign has ended but I did get in for the Big Box, not having had the base game before.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on April 22, 2017, 08:10:13 AM
We kickstarted Grimm Forest.  We need to get rid of games before acquiring more.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 22, 2017, 08:12:46 AM
It must be hard to balance: creating content you want to create against: being paid or backed to create content you have no interest in.  A lot of Rahdo's recent kickstarter videos seem to be 15 minute affairs that slowly demonstrate the first few turns of a game, which he doesn't seem to be enjoying.  It's a shame because 18-months ago his videos were always reliable and made it easy to identify the core-game-cycle.

H&H does look incredible - I doubt it will get much traction with my wife though - there looks to be a lot going on on that game board!

I backed the most recent Raiders of the North Sea & Grimm Forest too.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on April 24, 2017, 03:44:57 PM
Brass's still growing up.

821 361 CA$ on 80 000 CA$
6 610 contributors
17 days to do.

On BGG
https://boardgamegeek.com/video/134280/brass-birmingham/brass-birmingham-review-man-vs-meeple (https://boardgamegeek.com/video/134280/brass-birmingham/brass-birmingham-review-man-vs-meeple)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 25, 2017, 12:44:13 AM
I don't know why you're so hard on Queen Games....

Last Christmas I ordered a Kingdom Builder Big Box for 100$.  It contained the base game, the first 2 expansions {crossroads and nomads} and the queenie expansions, plus some extra buildings, as well as the new Marshlands expansion, which didn't come in the Big Box because it didn't fit.

No less than a month later Queen Games launch the Harvest Expansion, for an extra 30$ (I also ordered a new Big Box for $5 to fit it all in).

The first order arrive, a few months back; but the Harvest has been delayed.  It was meant to arrived in November.

Queen Games are on the case though and not on unexpected holidays:

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We realize that this campaign has been delayed several times and in order to make the shipping process as fast and efficient as possible, we have decided to upgrade every single pledge. Yep, all of them. 

All pledges up to the $70 level will receive the brand new Kingdom Builder Big Box. That is the base game, all four expansions and the Queenies, all packed in the newly designed version of the Kingdom Builder Big Box.

Backers above $70 who were already receiving copies of the Kingdom Builder Big Box, will also receive 1 complimentary copy of Kairo per Big Box. 
 

Fantastic Queen Games.  Thanks for giving me something I already spent money on for free.......no not quite.

Now I've got a Big Box containing 2 expansions + Marshlands and I'll have a new Big Box containing 4 expansions.  And a Big Box with nothing to put in it.

I suspect during the next Sale Queen Games will be giving people money to take their games away at this rate.....what a joke.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on April 26, 2017, 08:26:03 PM
Anyone else watching, Clans of Caledonia ?

The design, theme, game play and mechanisms look interesting and compelling.

Must ... resist .. the ... click ...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/680649956/clans-of-caledonia-a-game-about-whisky-trade-and-g/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/680649956/clans-of-caledonia-a-game-about-whisky-trade-and-g/description)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/216132/clans-caledonia (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/216132/clans-caledonia)

At the time of this post Brass is just about to hit 900k!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on April 27, 2017, 08:59:57 AM
At the time of this post Brass is just about to hit 900k!

It's done for Brass.
New  goals added to the major at 1 100 000 CA$
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 27, 2017, 10:12:29 AM
So here's the thing. I made a deal with myself a month or so ago that at the end of April, I would impose some restrictions regarding buying new games (and instead make a better effort to get in more plays of the great games I already have). So this week I'm on a bit of a final binge before the restrictions set in. Yesterday I got three games at my FLGS, and then backed Hannibal.

Now I have to decide on Brass by Sunday. So, for the bad influences among you (you know who you are, Chooselife and Decar and pretty much everybody else  >:D), here's your chance to make your case for Brass. Go!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 27, 2017, 10:21:29 AM
Now I have to decide on Brass by Sunday. So, for the bad influences among you (you know who you are, Chooselife and Decar and pretty much everybody else  >:D), here's your chance to make your case for Brass. Go!

Don't do it, just because is a mechanic proof game, with a new revamped mechanic standalone expansion, with a solid theme on both games, great components, with great effort put in the richness of the art and launched by a publisher that delivers you don't really need to buy it.

Who knows maybe in a few years you can find a second hand copy of one of the games with just a few tokens missing for a good price in an flee market or in BGG marketplace.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on April 27, 2017, 10:24:27 AM
And FYI, I just receive an e-mail from the Saloon Tycoon campaign.
The Ranch expansion is set to hit KS in late May.  >:D :P O0
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 27, 2017, 02:00:47 PM
Thankfully for jungleboy, only games (not expansions) are part of his austerity measures so Saloon Tycoon won't suffer.

This time I can't say I see the appeal of Brass. It looks a littlr heavy for our table (excuse the pun) or too slow.  There's no way my wife would play it.  I've got it saved and might watch the video before it endss.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 27, 2017, 02:11:40 PM
Having listened to Sean Bean sell me the game, I couldn't get more than 30 seconds into the gameplay video after the american presenters butchered: 'Birmingham' and 'Lancashire'....I'm out!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 27, 2017, 02:30:33 PM
Having listened to Sean Bean sell me the game, I couldn't get more than 30 seconds into the gameplay video after the american presenters butchered: 'Birmingham' and 'Lancashire'....I'm out!

In fairness, UK placenames can be a disaster to pronounce sometimes. And they have their own Birmingham in Alabama - home of the Birmingham (Black) Barons baseball team, which Willie Mays and Michael Jordan both played for - which they pronounce differently (i.e. pronouncing the h).

Meanwhile I'm having trouble holding off on Brass.

As for the Saloon Tycoon expansion, I'm out. I still have yet to play the base game, even though I think it looks cool and I'm glad I got it, and it comes with a bunch of mini-expansions anyway.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 28, 2017, 12:53:58 AM
Sean Bean probablies dies at the end of Brass anyway
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 28, 2017, 03:01:08 AM
Sean Bean is from Sheffield, Yorkshire by the way  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 28, 2017, 08:55:25 AM
I've changed my mind again and I think I'm out on Brass after all. It's heavier and longer than any game I own and I really was just seduced by the production quality. But that's probably not a good reason to buy a game.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 28, 2017, 08:57:58 AM
Besides, you should avoid any game that confuses Yorkshire with Lancashire; that's a thematic faux-pas if there there was one!

Hannibal looked pretty heavy; did that not put you off?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 28, 2017, 08:59:29 AM
Hannibal looked pretty heavy; did that not put you off?

Yeah I should probably also have another think about Hannibal too. But the Second Punic War is my favourite historical war and the game is supposed to be amazingly historical and thematic. Again, that's probably not a great reason to get a game. Sigh.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 28, 2017, 09:03:47 AM
It's a pretty good reason, but it's a double edged sword.  You'll say things like "Scipio would never has sent his army against XXXX" or "The revolt didn't happen until 5 years later" or "Elephants aren't even afraid of mice". But think of the games you could back instead!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on April 28, 2017, 09:07:25 AM
Also, the new miniature and cards of Pulcher holding up a bloody chicken is not a great look in light of Carrots vs Birds.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 28, 2017, 09:20:51 AM
Tell me you backed: 'Mutant Crops'  ;D

You should check out Petrichor  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyboards/petrichor?ref=CarcC) before the weekend.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on April 28, 2017, 11:32:40 AM
Reading  back through these last few messages makes me think we should have a new thread where you post if you're feeling drawn to a game but would rather not be and would like someone to talk you out of it... ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 29, 2017, 01:21:19 AM
The kickstopper thread
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on April 30, 2017, 02:17:00 PM
For the Brass fan:

1 000 035 CA$ and 11 days to do.  :black1-meeple:

Quote
One Million Dollars.  Wow!  Our entire team is beside ourselves with absolute thankfulness to all of you.  Because of our huge love and appreciation for Brass, we have always considered such a staggering number to be possible by the end of the campaign.  But here we are, just over half way though and we've hit it.  Thank you so, so much to each and every one of you for your contribution to this project. 

We've said it before and we'll say it again: we will work incredibly hard to ensure that Brass is as good as we can make it.

Free Stretchgoal to Celebrate $1,000,000!

To celebrate breaking the $1,000,000 threashold, we've decided to include a free stretch goal to say thank you!

In every copy of Lancashire, we will now also include:

The 2 player community variant custom map.
While the 2017 Roxley rules will be featured as the default rules in the game, we will also feature the rules related to the classic edition of Brass for when you are feeling nostalgic! 
Because Birmingham is designed from the ground up to work well with 2 players, there is no need for a second map.  So, in every copy of Birmingham, we will also include something on the back of the board.   Some have suggested a day version of the map, others have suggested featuring just the map.  We will let you know what that is in a future update!

Again, thank you so much! 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 01, 2017, 07:14:43 AM
Check at your very own risk Game Upgrades 3.0 by Meeple Source!  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/game-upgrades-30-by-meeple-source?ref=category_newest) for:
Charterstone
Carcassonne
Camel Up
Pandemic
Colt Express
Empires of the Void II
Above and Below (will try to resist this one)
Islebound
Catan
Hardback
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 01, 2017, 09:09:57 AM
Check at your very own risk Game Upgrades 3.0 by Meeple Source!  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/game-upgrades-30-by-meeple-source?ref=category_newest)

The dragon/mage/witch etc set for Carcassonne is quite nice. I'll have a think about that one. I'm on day one of my 'maximum of one game per two months' rule, but extra meeples don't count anyway :) I also absolutely love the character meeples for Colt Express but they're very expensive $55 for the set, including a lot of other unnecessary stuff.

Meanwhile I'm out on both Hannibal and Brass. Thanks guys for your sanity.

And finally, the
second printing of Gloomhaven (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1350948450/gloomhaven-second-printing) is up to $3.7 million with 11 hours to go. That is all.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 01, 2017, 09:56:12 AM
Are you backing gloomhaven? I didn't sound like your thing?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 01, 2017, 10:24:23 AM
Are you backing gloomhaven? I didn't sound like your thing?

No I'm not, just saw that it was in its final day. You're right that it's not my thing.

On a related note, the guy I played a few games with yesterday likes games like Blood Bowl. I consider my interest in board games to be an extension of my life interests in things like history/travel/culture, so those are the themes that I like and I'm not into games with themes that are violent or are related to sci-fi / zombies etc, regardless of how they play, because I don't interact with those themes in any other way in my life (sorry Dan, I know you like zombies). I'm not sure I explained it very well and felt a bit lame. But basically, mechanics and gameplay aside, I like to ask the question: what do you do in this game? If the answer is something like: you build a medieval landscape and claim features on it (Carcassonne); you construct wonders of the ancient world (7 Wonders); you build a landscape kingdom around your castle (Kingdomino) etc, that sounds like a game I'd like to play. If it's something like: you use a giant mech to drag a big ball and kill minions (Mechs vs Minions), then that's not my thing. That's still the first thing I like to know about a game before I even get into how it plays. Is that reasonable?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on May 01, 2017, 12:09:10 PM
It's reasonnable, 'cause buying a boardgame, it's for a lifetime when you like it at first time. And with all the pieces we can buy now, we can restore old game with missing part, play it again and again :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: GinCarc on May 01, 2017, 12:38:49 PM
Hi All
Just stumbled over this Kickstarter project by meeple source very few days left and not fully backed. Let's all put our support behind this project as new meeples and upgrades are always fun and welcome. Really like the character meeple upgrades for carcassonne. Dragon, Fairy, Teacher, mage, etc
Cheers Gin

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/game-upgrades-30-by-meeple-source?ref=discovery
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 01, 2017, 12:52:39 PM
As I am reading through the MeepleSource Kickstarter, I noticed their improved components for Charterstone.  What is Charterstone (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/197376/charterstone)?  Apparently it is a game that hasn't been released yet.  So we have reached a point in Kickstarting where we can preorder replacement components for a game that hasn't been released yet.  I feel as though we are through the looking glass.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 01, 2017, 12:58:11 PM
On a related note, the guy I played a few games with yesterday likes games like Blood Bowl.

I've not played Blood Bowl in years and years.  It was a masterpiece, but can see it's not your cup of tea.  I'll never forget the time I used a Hafling to grab the ball at kick-off.  Pass it to the front line, allow my Ogre to grab the Halfing holding the ball, run as far as he could, throw the Hafling toward the tie-line and then use the Halfling to run the final 5 squares for a touch-down.  All that with only one re-roll - and with no gratuitous violence!  Ahh good times.

I consider my interest in board games to be an extension of my life interests in things like history/travel/culture.
I like to ask the question: what do you do in this game? If the answer is something like: you build a medieval landscape and claim features on it (Carcassonne), that sounds like a game I'd like to play.
That's still the first thing I like to know about a game before I even get into how it plays. Is that reasonable?

I think that makes perfect sense!  It's often rewarding being constructive in game.  I usually rate mechanics ahead of theme; which is why I love abstract games so much.  Some games do wrap up the violence of war behind a thin veneer, such as Hannibal, or even chess.  I'm also not sure about the use of slavery utilized building a lot of those 7 Wonders.  For some reason, I think building a pyramid might take a lot more than 3-stone and 2-paper.  The game mechanics are able to gloss over these things and the player-interaction is done in such a way to not be aggressive.  I know I wasn't a fan of 'Fleet' because it was about the whaler-trade; another example of a miss-theme for me.  I have to say that time spent working as a team to slay zombies, is my way of preparing for the foreseeable apocalypse.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 01, 2017, 01:08:26 PM
As I am reading through the MeepleSource Kickstarter, I noticed their improved components for Charterstone.  What is Charterstone (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/197376/charterstone)?  Apparently it is a game that hasn't been released yet.  So we have reached a point in Kickstarting where we can preorder replacement components for a game that hasn't been released yet.  I feel as though we are through the looking glass.

I'm thinking about starting my own Kickstarter campaign.  I'm hoping with the money I raise I'll come up with an idea for an actual campaign.  No doubt Meeple Source will create some meeple for me.  Hopefully I'll get some inspiration from them  :(y) :(y)

What do you think $50k should be enough to get me started?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on May 01, 2017, 01:11:14 PM
My pieces for carcassonne will be complete this week, so I won't back to change mine, backing only Brass and may be Werewolf coins, using coins rather than cards could be more pratical.  :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 01, 2017, 01:15:09 PM

I'm thinking about starting my own Kickstarter campaign.  I'm hoping with the money I raise I'll come up with an idea for an actual campaign.  No doubt Meeple Source will create some meeple for me.  Hopefully I'll get some inspiration from them  :(y) :(y)

What do you think $50k should be enough to get me started?

 :(n) :(n) :(n)

No no no, that is foolishness.  You have to get someone else to make the meeple for you.  Make sure they look and feel horrible.  Afterwards you let Meeple Source create "upgraded" meeple for you.  That way you can get your customers to buy twice.  After a year or so, you release a sequel to the game (or an additional map) and have it contain the "upgraded meeple".  That way the customers that bought from Meeple Source will be taught a life lesson and you continue to rake in the money.   
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 01, 2017, 01:18:10 PM
You misunderstood, that was my plan.  Have meeplesource create me some meeple upgrades for a game that hasn't even been designed yet.  I'll probably include better ones in the actual game I produce, but you'll only find that out after the Meeple Source Kickstarter has ended.  Then I can ask Meeple Source to upgrade them again for the 2nd edition and repeat it.  I should be able to sell at least 4 sets of meeple that way
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 01, 2017, 01:20:56 PM
You misunderstood, that was my plan.  Have meeplesource create me some meeple upgrades for a game that hasn't even been designed yet.  I'll probably include better ones in the actual game I produce, but you'll only find that out after the Meeple Source Kickstarter has ended.  Then I can ask Meeple Source to upgrade them again for the 2nd edition and repeat it.  I should be able to sell at least 4 sets of meeple that way

Ohh ok sorry, I misunderstood.

Just remember when you release Decar's game 2.0 to remove one of the original colors and replace it with a new one like lime green or hot pink.  Also create a new meeple for the new expansion so that customers that have 1.0 will have to upgrade in order to play the expansion. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 01, 2017, 01:23:56 PM
I can do one better than that.  I'll repurpose the old meeple for another function entirely, but not include them in the new box.  That way new customers have to buy the old edition too.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 01, 2017, 01:27:24 PM
I can do one better than that.  I'll repurpose the old meeple for another function entirely, but not include them in the new box.  That way new customers have to buy the old edition too.

You sir, are more evil than I.   >:D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 02, 2017, 12:23:51 AM
You know that vapour-pledge won't be wasted  :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 02, 2017, 12:46:12 AM
I consider my interest in board games to be an extension of my life interests in things like history/travel/culture.
I like to ask the question: what do you do in this game? If the answer is something like: you build a medieval landscape and claim features on it (Carcassonne), that sounds like a game I'd like to play.
That's still the first thing I like to know about a game before I even get into how it plays. Is that reasonable?

I think that makes perfect sense!  It's often rewarding being constructive in game. 

I didn't actually mean to list all constructive things in my three examples, but maybe you are onto something here and perhaps that is a large part of why I like certain games, now that I think about it. I guess I meant that I like games where the theme sounds 'pleasant' and the artwork reflects that. I don't mind if the mechanics of the game are cutthroat.

I usually rate mechanics ahead of theme; which is why I love abstract games so much.

I start with theme. The mechanics are still what makes a game sink or swim in the end, but if I'm put off by the theme, then I won't even try it. Your whaler example is a good one.

For some reason, I think building a pyramid might take a lot more than 3-stone and 2-paper.

Right. As I stated somewhere in these forums a year or so ago, games like that used to put me off because the resources used and required seemed so contrived. But it seemed like it would be a shame to miss out on 7 Wonders (Duel) because of that, so I moved past it.

Good luck with your Kickstarter :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 02, 2017, 12:57:35 AM
Happy 2600th post jungleboy!  Wow!

I meant constructive in the figurative sense; rather than just building stuff.  Building a civilization or performing some sort of necessary task (like in Onirim) can be rewarding, and the end result provides satisfaction.

You've inspired me to kickstart my cut-throat game of Stamp-Collecting.  Primarily a set collection game, but Players must post letters and packets to one another in the hope of collecting rarities for their pension pot.  It's not that straight forward though, it's possible to forget to frank your mail and thus receiving players must pay the dues (and extortionate administration charges).  Will you get caught by the postmaster general?  Will you risk losing your delivery?  Will you collect the invaluable thrupenny-violet? Will you be: The Stamp Collector?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 02, 2017, 01:02:02 AM
Will the Portuguese post failure to deliver, causing Chooselife to rush to his nation's defence and blame the innocent would-be recipient instead?  :))
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 02, 2017, 01:03:41 AM
and Will your IKEA shelving support the weight of your collection  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 02, 2017, 03:52:18 AM
"By Order of The Queen" shared an unboxing video today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkvLaninPvQ

Lovely looking game  :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: CKorfmann on May 02, 2017, 08:48:50 AM
For those who might not have seen it yet, Meeplesource is holding another Kickstarter campaign.  They are already funded.  They are offering new Carcassonne sets with this one.  Full sets of meeples, up to and including the Ringmaster, in new colors we haven't seen before.  They also have custom neutral figures like the Dragon and Fairy. 

Check it out HERE (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/game-upgrades-30-by-meeple-source) if you're interested. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: ooh_jim on May 02, 2017, 09:56:48 AM
Hmm.. I might be tempted, if they included a phantom in with the set.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 02, 2017, 10:16:38 AM
We've been discussing it 3 times already - welcome to the party!

I requested Phantom meeple, prior to it starting, but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.  Good luck  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: CKorfmann on May 02, 2017, 12:32:46 PM
We've been discussing it 3 times already - welcome to the party!

I requested Phantom meeple, prior to it starting, but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.  Good luck  :(y)

I guess I expected it to have it's own thread which is why I didn't see it.  Sorry for the fake news.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 02, 2017, 12:56:37 PM
Probably would have made sense tbh, but chooselife already posted it here with all the best kickstarter (and ikea) news, then i shifted carcgin's post yesterday and I already mentioned it on the 'pimping your wood' poll.

So what are people backing?  4 ot 10 colours?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 02, 2017, 01:39:30 PM
One for you here jungleboy:

Morels is a fungi set collection game. I was just recommended it because it's a bit like Jaipur but a little deeper.  I just watch Rhado's run through from 2012, it was far easier to watch than his latest videos:

https://youtu.be/huL6GD-QzJM

The kickstarter is for the latest expansion. But the original is available as an add on:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1058482509/morels-foray-the-morels-expansion?ref=carcc
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 02, 2017, 01:48:27 PM
One for you here jungleboy:

Morels is a fungi set collection game. I was just recommended it because it's a bit like Jaipur but a little deeper.

I already own it. :)

I have the reprinted version called Fungi. It's quite a nice game but there's a lot of moving around of cards. I haven't played it for a while but maybe I should give it another go.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 02, 2017, 01:52:39 PM
Unfortunately fungi isnt compatible with the expansion.  But there's one set of handmade wooden sticks and frying pans still available!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on May 02, 2017, 07:30:47 PM
Unfortunately fungi isnt compatible with the expansion.  But there's one set of handmade wooden sticks and frying pans still available!

I've got the original version - on the wall of shame  :(  and had my eye on the expansion but the cost in US bucks plus shipping kills the Kickstarter for me. I will order the expansion from my OLGS when its released and I'm certain the price will be the same and likely better, (with volume and consolidated shipping). I had previously ordered the original sticks and Pans from Brett, super nice guy and he will still get the sale!

Now, just have to get the base game on the table!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 03, 2017, 11:04:50 AM
Galaxy of Trian (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1118278224/galaxy-of-trian-new-order?token=b35db72c) is being kickstarted again.  I found some old thread where Franks mentioned owning an original copy.   I don't know if I want to spend $100 or triangular Carcassonne in space, but it does look interesting.   If you read the comments, a lot of previous backers are upset about the high cost of the "upgrade" package. 

Radho seems to think this game is so much better than Carcassonne that he doesn't need to play Carcassonne ever again.  Tom from Dice Tower says this game is missing "something" and is rather aggressive.  Rahdo usually doesn't like aggressive games, so I really don't know what to think.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 03, 2017, 12:53:29 PM
We are definitely backing Sailing Toward Osiris (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dailymagicgames/sailing-toward-osiris).  We play tested it at UnPub and absolutely loved it.  I don't know if I want the regular or deluxe copy.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 03, 2017, 02:21:36 PM
Galaxy of Trian looked fiddly with all the different bits and bobs.

Osiris looks interesting, thanks Dirk!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 03, 2017, 04:05:32 PM
Galaxy of Trian looked fiddly with all the different bits and bobs.


I think the bits look great.  My issue and the same issue I have with Carcassonne Star Wars is that they are 2 dimensional games in 3 dimensional space. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on May 03, 2017, 05:09:34 PM

Galaxy of Trian (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1118278224/galaxy-of-trian-new-order?token=b35db72c) is being kickstarted again.  I found some old thread where Franks mentioned owning an original copy.   I don't know if I want to spend $100 or triangular Carcassonne in space, but it does look interesting.   If you read the comments, a lot of previous backers are upset about the high cost of the "upgrade" package. 

Radho seems to think this game is so much better than Carcassonne that he doesn't need to play Carcassonne ever again.  Tom from Dice Tower says this game is missing "something" and is rather aggressive.  Rahdo usually doesn't like aggressive games, so I really don't know what to think.
Galaxy of Trian looked fiddly with all the different bits and bobs.

Another one on the wall of shame ...  ::)

I got the 1st Kickstarter partially because of the tile laying aspect and also because it take that aspect into another level with Area Control / Area Influence. It looks like a neat large-scope Space game.

I'm in for the upgrade at a reasonable $20.

Mmmmm lots of bits  ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 03, 2017, 05:17:18 PM

Another one on the wall of shame ...  ::)

I got the 1st Kickstarter partially because of the tile laying aspect and also because it take that aspect into another level with Area Control / Area Influence. It looks like a neat large-scope Space game.

I'm in for the upgrade at a reasonable $20.

Mmmmm lots of bits  ;D

Sooo how is the game?  It must be good if you are willing to upgrade it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on May 03, 2017, 06:53:21 PM

Another one on the wall of shame ...  ::)

I got the 1st Kickstarter partially because of the tile laying aspect and also because it take that aspect into another level with Area Control / Area Influence. It looks like a neat large-scope Space game.

I'm in for the upgrade at a reasonable $20.

Mmmmm lots of bits  ;D

Sooo how is the game?  It must be good if you are willing to upgrade it.

Haven't got it to the table. I guess I'm already in for the base game so might as well kick in another $20 for the upgrades and from what I understand is a new (and improved??) rule set. I have seen the video in ages but you mentioned Rhado's runthrough, that's probably the best bet to see if its for you. I do think the price point on the new Kickstarter is quite good for how much is in the box. Especially the 72 hours early bird perk for the metal coins!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 04, 2017, 01:33:12 AM
Quote
Another one on the wall/shelf of shame ...

It's a sort of euphemism for the places that those games you bought but you've not found opportunity to play yet reside.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 04, 2017, 04:42:07 AM
Quote
Another one on the wall/shelf of shame ...

It's a sort of euphemism for the places that those games you bought but you've not found opportunity to play yet reside.

Ohhh I thought it was games you bought and played, but didn't like. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 04, 2017, 04:44:54 AM
(https://m.popkey.co/0c34a2/LWYby_f-thumbnail-100-0_s-600x0.jpg)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 04, 2017, 04:49:30 AM
Quote
Another one on the wall/shelf of shame ...

It's a sort of euphemism for the places that those games you bought but you've not found opportunity to play yet reside.

Ohhh I thought it was games you bought and played, but didn't like. 

I thought that too. Anyway, great idea for a thread. I might start it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on May 04, 2017, 06:38:12 AM
(https://m.popkey.co/0c34a2/LWYby_f-thumbnail-100-0_s-600x0.jpg)

Hee hee, thats what it feels like sometimes  ;D

Decar, thanks for the clarification.  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 04, 2017, 12:29:33 PM
Is anyone pledging for the Carcassonne custom shaped meeples from Meeple Source?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on May 04, 2017, 12:41:59 PM
Is anyone pledging for the Carcassonne custom shaped meeples from Meeple Source?

Not yet. I probably will do though.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 05, 2017, 10:11:14 AM
Is anyone pledging for the Carcassonne custom shaped meeples from Meeple Source?

Not yet. I probably will do though.

I don't think it violates my new regulations so I might back it too.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: AdamJBavier on May 05, 2017, 10:59:20 AM
Is anyone pledging for the Carcassonne custom shaped meeples from Meeple Source?

I found it here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/game-upgrades-30-by-meeple-source (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/game-upgrades-30-by-meeple-source)

I see that it is just fancy paintings for the Dragon, Princess, Teacher, Mage, Witch, Count.  Then the extra colors Lime, Lavender, Salmon, Turquoise, Sky. $8.50 per color if you get all ten colors from this Kickstarter, or $9 for 4.

The other colors can be purchased cheaper from Cundco. About $4.40 US with current conversion rates at
https://cundco.de/en/accessories/87/carcassonne-meeple-in-sonderfarben (https://cundco.de/en/accessories/87/carcassonne-meeple-in-sonderfarben) if you use a no foreign fees transaction credit card and disable the Paypal conversion service.  Cundco sent me the Abbot when I got Purple and Pink even though it isn't in the picture -- maybe I got lucky.  Have to add a small amount for shipping, but there is shipping on the Kickstarter also.

I don't yet have the Mage and Witch tiles, and haven't played the Count.  Hmm will think about this Kickstarter for a bit.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 05, 2017, 01:46:16 PM
It's unclear whether cundco are selling the Circus ringmaster in thei store at this time.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: AdamJBavier on May 05, 2017, 11:26:49 PM
It's unclear whether cundco are selling the Circus ringmaster in thei store at this time.

The Kickstarter doesn't deliver till October, so plenty of time for Cundco to get the ringmaster in stock if they don't offer them already.  You can now request replacement tiles in the new artwork.

I do like the dragon and fairy.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 06, 2017, 01:44:56 AM
I see that it is just fancy paintings for the Dragon, Princess, Teacher, Mage, Witch, Count.  Then the extra colors Lime, Lavender, Salmon, Turquoise, Sky. $8.50 per color if you get all ten colors from this Kickstarter, or $9 for 4.

The other colors can be purchased cheaper from Cundco.

To be clear, what I'm interested in are the dragon, fairy, mage, witch, count and teacher meeples, not the extra colors.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Erreth on May 07, 2017, 06:46:50 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/game-upgrades-30-by-meeple-source?ref=nav_search

Just saw this today, figured some of you would like to check it out.

Only problem I see is no phantom!!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 07, 2017, 11:00:23 AM
We have a Kickstarter thread where these things are discussed - topic being merged now
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on May 09, 2017, 05:56:12 AM
I see that it is just fancy paintings for the Dragon, Princess, Teacher, Mage, Witch, Count.  Then the extra colors Lime, Lavender, Salmon, Turquoise, Sky. $8.50 per color if you get all ten colors from this Kickstarter, or $9 for 4.

The other colors can be purchased cheaper from Cundco.

To be clear, what I'm interested in are the dragon, fairy, mage, witch, count and teacher meeples, not the extra colors.

I still haven't backed this as the $85 is too much for me. I'm tempted by the custom pieces, and also some of the Colt Express things, but I'm yet to put my money where my mouth is.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 09, 2017, 06:06:03 AM
I see that it is just fancy paintings for the Dragon, Princess, Teacher, Mage, Witch, Count.  Then the extra colors Lime, Lavender, Salmon, Turquoise, Sky. $8.50 per color if you get all ten colors from this Kickstarter, or $9 for 4.

The other colors can be purchased cheaper from Cundco.

To be clear, what I'm interested in are the dragon, fairy, mage, witch, count and teacher meeples, not the extra colors.

I still haven't backed this as the $85 is too much for me. I'm tempted by the custom pieces, and also some of the Colt Express things, but I'm yet to put my money where my mouth is.

What I'm talking about is $13. I'm not sure I see the point in paying $85 for all the existing wood in 10 different colours.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on May 09, 2017, 06:09:27 AM
I see that it is just fancy paintings for the Dragon, Princess, Teacher, Mage, Witch, Count.  Then the extra colors Lime, Lavender, Salmon, Turquoise, Sky. $8.50 per color if you get all ten colors from this Kickstarter, or $9 for 4.

The other colors can be purchased cheaper from Cundco.

To be clear, what I'm interested in are the dragon, fairy, mage, witch, count and teacher meeples, not the extra colors.

I still haven't backed this as the $85 is too much for me. I'm tempted by the custom pieces, and also some of the Colt Express things, but I'm yet to put my money where my mouth is.

What I'm talking about is $13. I'm not sure I see the point in paying $85 for all the existing wood in 10 different colours.

I see that it is just fancy paintings for the Dragon, Princess, Teacher, Mage, Witch, Count.  Then the extra colors Lime, Lavender, Salmon, Turquoise, Sky. $8.50 per color if you get all ten colors from this Kickstarter, or $9 for 4.

The other colors can be purchased cheaper from Cundco.

To be clear, what I'm interested in are the dragon, fairy, mage, witch, count and teacher meeples, not the extra colors.

I still haven't backed this as the $85 is too much for me. I'm tempted by the custom pieces, and also some of the Colt Express things, but I'm yet to put my money where my mouth is.

What I'm not talking about is $13. I'm sure I see the point in paying $85 for all the existing wood in 10 different colours.

Love YOUR work jungleboy.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 09, 2017, 06:16:37 AM
so what are we talking about?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 09, 2017, 06:37:24 AM
so what are we talking about?

I have no idea anymore.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 09, 2017, 06:38:31 AM
I liked the turquoise and lavender meeple.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 09, 2017, 07:04:31 AM
I have no interest in the Count or the teacher, so I would be paying $16 (It is $3 to ship to the USA) for 4 meeple.   I don't know if I can justify $4 per meeple.  I like the other colors, but I have yet to play a 6 player game of Carcassonne, so I really don't need other colors.   I have probably talked myself into this and out of this 10 times already. 

If I hadn't already pimped my Colt Express stuff, I would be all in on this. 

In other news Sailing Towards Osiris is funded.  They have added a bunch of new stuff because a Spanish publisher has signed on to help them reduce their costs. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Khonnor on May 09, 2017, 09:23:47 AM
I wish CUndco would sell the ringleader meeple in blue/yellow/red/green/black/pink/grey

Tempted to get the extra colors from KS, but already have purple, white, pink, brown, white...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Amorpheus on May 09, 2017, 10:08:16 AM
I'm still fascinated by Brass, purely from an aesthetic standpoint at the moment (hence I have not shelled out $100USD). I may buy the iOS app to check out the gameplay, but I'm running out of time. Saw they have poker-chip style/size coins available now.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: DaFees on May 12, 2017, 07:09:33 PM
First, apologies if this should be in the marketplace subforum

Anyways, I discovered this evening that Meeple Source is doing a Kickstarter for their Game Upgrades. The KS includes upgrades for games like Catan, Pandemic: The Cure, Camel Up, Colt Express, Islebound, the yet to be released Charterstone and more... Of course noting the focus of this forum this KS also includes upgrades for Carcassonne. The two options include a full set of 19 Meeples (Everything Cundco offers plus the new meeple from Under the Big Top) in 10 different colors (5 of which aren't available through Cundco) and a set of replacement character meeples that include (The Dragon, Fairy, Teacher, Mage, Witch, and the Count).

This KS offers flat rate shipping regardless of how many different game upgrades/meeple sets you get.

I point this out not because the overall price may be cheaper than Cundco but because they do offer 5 colors that Cundco does not.

You can check out the KS here, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/game-upgrades-30-by-meeple-source/description
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 13, 2017, 02:29:02 PM
F..... now meeple source decided to do take all bundles not only for Above and Below but also fo Near and Far.
How can I resist? 116USD is a lot but.................
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on May 13, 2017, 02:40:47 PM
Bloody hell. Kickstarter is the worst thing to ever happen to my pocketbook. After whoever mentioned the Brass Kickstarter, I began following it and...pledged for the 132 CAD version before the timer ran out! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?! I literally am facing more student debt by the end of the year, my bank account is near dry, and I have fought off backing Kickstarter games for the past two years. But Brass just looks so beautiful...

Gah. I can't visit this thread anymore. It may be dangerous to my livelihood.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 13, 2017, 03:09:12 PM
At least it looks like you're going to get two great games out of it. At one point I decided to back it too but then calmer heads prevailed and I opted out (as I also did with Hannibal). I'm not sure where this new-found restraint is coming from, but maybe it'll rub off :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 14, 2017, 05:26:15 AM
Jungleboy's a recovering Kickstarter Addict - you hold a KS-Anonymous meeting  :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on May 14, 2017, 02:58:15 PM
Anyone looking at Ur?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004536140/the-royal-game-of-ur (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004536140/the-royal-game-of-ur)

From the Kickstarter front page. "The Royal Game Of Ur - Arguably the first ever boardgame the Royal Game Of Ur, dating back to 2600BC.

I caught wind of this from a Geek and Sundry video interview with an entertaining fellow from the British museum. I had not heard of this previously but was intrigued enough to look at the BGG lisitng:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1602/royal-game-ur (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1602/royal-game-ur)

I just tried a PnP version this morning and it plays like a simplified Backgammon. Its a simplistic roll and move while you try to get through enemy lines. The centre row of the board is shared and if you land on top of an opponents pip, you knock him back to start. Very basic indeed but we enjoyed our play - in a family-standard-game kind of way, (think Ludo).

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8e/1a/39/8e1a395c8fde64671df09c90ae456388.jpg)
I used a PnP sheet from BGG and Risk Cavalry pieces for the pips. I didn't have enough appropriate D4 (Tetrahedral), so I just used a Dice app, using the 1's and 3's to signified the die pips you see in the game play video

I'm not interested in backing the project though I can see the allure. I'll stick to my PnP and maybe try to improve on my little improv set. Again it seems to have the same luck/skill of Backgammon. I used the rules as described in the video, I understand there is a more complex game but don't know what thats about.

Anyone previously familiar with this?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 14, 2017, 03:08:06 PM
I posted about it here the other week:
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3292.msg49160#msg49160

I like the look of it thanks for sharing thr KS link
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on May 14, 2017, 03:17:28 PM
I posted about it here the other week:
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3292.msg49160#msg49160

I like the look of it thanks for sharing thr KS link

I missed that post!
Yeah, the quality of what you can see in the KS looks good but there aren't enough details on the differences of the pledge levels. In the end, quality or not, its a bit much for a roll and move family game!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 14, 2017, 03:24:29 PM
Im not sure I'd want a replica of an old tatty box anyway. If you're going to make it...make it the best it can be.  Considering the price compared to santorini....it's a no go for me.  Looks like a nice print and play game for my box though!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 22, 2017, 12:59:31 AM
From Roxley Games (Santorini, Brass) on FB.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 22, 2017, 01:13:42 AM
So they're essentially admitting their games are over-priced... they suck at marketing.

They should be saying:  Back a Roxley Game and keep both  :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on May 22, 2017, 01:17:00 AM
At ~CAD$700,000 pledged for Santorini and ~CAD$1,700,000 for Brass, I'm not sure the price of their games is hurting them.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 22, 2017, 01:19:18 AM
(http://hd.wallpaperswide.com/thumbs/shut_up_and_take_my_money-t2.jpg)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 22, 2017, 01:33:49 AM
At ~CAD$700,000 pledged for Santorini and ~CAD$1,700,000 for Brass, I'm not sure the price of their games is hurting them.

But that was before their latest marketing campaign.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on May 22, 2017, 04:36:00 AM
From Roxley Games (Santorini, Brass) on FB.

Kickstarter wins by knock out blow! It is amazing what Crowd funding in general has done to raise cash and projects.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 22, 2017, 08:17:47 AM
Following my last comment on this thread during the morning, the Sallon Tycoon - Ranch Expansion (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanrydergames/saloon-tycoon-the-ranch-expansion?ref=friends_launched) is now here.  ::) :P :-[ :-X
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 22, 2017, 08:18:45 AM
Following my last comment on this thread during the morning, the Sallon Tycoon - Ranch Expansion (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanrydergames/saloon-tycoon-the-ranch-expansion?ref=friends_launched) is now here.  ::) :P :-[ :-X

Already backed  :-[
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 22, 2017, 08:42:50 AM
I will back it to, but I'll probably back down from pleadging MeepleSource A&B+N&F sets now.

And there is now a re-print of Essen 2016 Avenue with Kodama art titled
Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294034747/kokoro-avenue-of-the-kodama/description), but I'm not sure the art alone is enough to pull me into this.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 22, 2017, 05:44:16 PM
This sucks. It's not even new kodama art. They've reused exactly the same assets in another game. That's not even thematically linked....it's just lazy.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on May 23, 2017, 03:41:03 AM
This sucks. It's not even new kodama art. They've reused exactly the same assets in another game. That's not even thematically linked....it's just lazy.

Just saw the playthrough/review videos at the campaing, and I don't believe it is a game for my taste.
Altough I love the art from Kodama and would like the exclusive promo cards they are offering together with Kokoro I'm not taking the bait.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: CKorfmann on May 23, 2017, 08:35:24 AM
The campaign for the expansion to Roll Player just started.  No brainer for me.  Great game and the expansion looks to be essential.  If you missed it the first time, there is a bundle with the base game and it is EU and AU friendly.

Roll Player: Monsters & Minions (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1152516291/roll-player-monsters-and-minions-expansion-reprint)

UPDATE: It funded in three hours and is blowing through stretch goals now. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on May 30, 2017, 08:01:41 PM
Cthulhu inevitably appears in Carcosa (onne)!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707132801/carcosa-a-lovecraftian-board-game-of-cults-and-mad
 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707132801/carcosa-a-lovecraftian-board-game-of-cults-and-mad)
I haven't looked at the project that closely but it has more than a similarity in name to Carcassonne. It seems to have an interesting tile selection mechanism and, as described, a Lovecraftian theme. Apparently it also has elements of Area Control, with plenty of 'take that' in the game. 

Here is a basic description from the designer, answering a question about the similarity to Carcassonne:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1779053/are-there-similarities-carcassonne (https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1779053/are-there-similarities-carcassonne)

Are there similarities to Carcassonne?

"It sounds like you're not going to like this answer, but yes - the basic mechanics of placing a tile, matching the landscape and deploying your cultists are the same as Carcassonne but...

What you get from completing areas, how you select tiles from a shifting set of stacks, how your cultists are deployed and returned and the victory conditions are all different.

In addition it adds a strategic layer of hidden information (all tiles are double sided and hide stuff worth fighting for but only the player who placed that tile knows exactly what is on the other side), it includes rituals you can power up and then cast that allow you to modify gameplay in various ways and I've never played a game of Carcassonne where your dudes are in danger of being driven mad or devoured.

Finally, we've had both people who hate Carcassonne play Carcosa and love it and people who love Carcassonne have a demo and decide its not for them, so from both ends of the spectrum its been judged as different enough!

You're obviously welcome to make up your own mind, but hopefully you will see that Carcosa is different enough to be it's own beast.

We will be releasing the full rulebook in the Kickstarter as well as a free Tabletop Simulator version so you should have plenty of opportunity to make an informed decision - we don't want anyone to feel they've been tricked or misled about what they are getting with Carcosa."
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 30, 2017, 10:43:20 PM
Looks very interesting. I noticed yesterday that 'one free elephant' is at the uk games expo. So will be visiting their stall on Friday.  Hopefully they'll have a demo!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 31, 2017, 04:15:47 AM
Cthulhu inevitably appears in Carcosa (onne)!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707132801/carcosa-a-lovecraftian-board-game-of-cults-and-mad
 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707132801/carcosa-a-lovecraftian-board-game-of-cults-and-mad)
I haven't looked at the project that closely but it has more than a similarity in name to Carcassonne. It seems to have an interesting tile selection mechanism and, as described, a Lovecraftian theme. Apparently it also has elements of Area Control, with plenty of 'take that' in the game. 


I am not sure it looks different enough to warrant a purchase.  At least galaxies of Triang made the tiles different and added ships.  Here they just double sided the tiles, changed drafting, and threw Cthulhu at it. 

I may try playing Carcassonne with this tile drafting mechanic.  It will give the mayor something to do.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 31, 2017, 05:15:59 AM
In other news:

Final 39 hours for The Meeple Source campaign:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meeplesource/game-upgrades-30-by-meeple-source?ref=carcC

A Reissue of a Solo Game that looks a lot like FLT:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tony-go/reissue-of-deep-space-d-6-and-new-mini-expansion?ref=carcC

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on June 06, 2017, 09:11:28 PM
Rises of the tribes, already funded. Could be interesting, meeple, catan style tiles, dices, cards.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/admagic/rise-of-tribes (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/admagic/rise-of-tribes)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on June 07, 2017, 12:07:10 AM
If any of you backed Airborne in Your Pocket way back in 2012, you will be happy to know that you may still receive your game, albeit from an entirely different publisher. Check out https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1791816/light-end-bunker (https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1791816/light-end-bunker) for more info from the game designer. I, personally, am thrilled that I may actually receive this game after all these years.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on June 07, 2017, 07:01:00 PM
If any of you backed Airborne in Your Pocket way back in 2012, you will be happy to know that you may still receive your game, albeit from an entirely different publisher. Check out https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1791816/light-end-bunker (https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1791816/light-end-bunker) for more info from the game designer. I, personally, am thrilled that I may actually receive this game after all these years.

I saw this as well as soon as it was posted and it was very happy news. I don't think there are any guarantees but I had hoped someone would step up and pick up the series. It's also good to see the designer retain or regain the rights, (if that's the case).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on June 08, 2017, 08:24:55 AM
Besides the usual delays and some lower than expected quality components I never had a botched pledge.
I'm not a backer of AIOP but I'm glad there is still hope.

In the meantime I managed to avoid the temptation of going all in on the A&B and N&F upgrades of meeple source. Am I sorry? Well probably but considering the overall top notch quality of both games, why spend more than 100EUR in wood tokens when the boxes are already heavy as $#!? and seeing very little table time.

I did end up with additional cashflow, so on top of
Sallon Tycoon - Ranch Expansion (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanrydergames/saloon-tycoon-the-ranch-expansion) now on its last campaign days I'm also backing Air Deck - The ultimate travel playing cards (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99827387/air-deck-the-ultimate-travel-playing-cards), with the kids growing card decks are never too few and these seem sturdy enough for the family travels.

I'm also keeping a close look on
Flow of History (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelmindes/flow-of-history-deluxifiedtm-and-updated) and Rise of Tribes (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/admagic/rise-of-tribes) not saying that I'll back either or both  ;D.
Flow of History sounds nice but the mechanics seem a bit on the complicated side, and  not wanting to compare the game but the theme, 7Wonders Duel suits me best.
Rise of Tribes seems to be a more heavy but in someway simpler on the mechanism, so I'm giving a even closer look, with does come with a steeper price tag.

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 11, 2017, 03:11:46 AM
I've played a few games of Carcosa over the last week and I have to say I'm impressed - I've written up a review of my pre-production copy - http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3385.0
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on June 11, 2017, 04:18:32 PM
Last hours

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanrydergames/saloon-tycoon-the-ranch-expansion (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanrydergames/saloon-tycoon-the-ranch-expansion)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on June 12, 2017, 05:57:04 PM
On the Rise of the tribes, they put Social Goals! Not only for facebook or twitter, but with photography.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/admagic/rise-of-tribes/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/admagic/rise-of-tribes/description)

For the meeples in nature, this is my picture:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 13, 2017, 09:22:06 AM
Napolean / Waterloo theme.
Cards.
Nice artwork.
Simple mechanics that take about 5 minutes to understand.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1502811376/napoleon-saga-waterloo/?ref=CarcC

Does it have the legs in this busy climate.  The advanced rules and tactical cards might push this over the edge!
Title: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on June 13, 2017, 10:05:21 AM
Oaxaca looks nice. It's a gateway type dice rolling and engine building game where players are artisans in the Mexican region of Oaxaca trying to make products for tourists. $15 shipping to Europe is not great for a $30 game though.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/undine/oaxaca-a-dice-rolling-engine-building-card-game?ref=discovery
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on June 25, 2017, 12:20:52 PM
Need to upgrade your gamenight with cool stuff:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/the-component-collector? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/the-component-collector?)

A few days left. :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 25, 2017, 12:50:36 PM
They're nice, but I'm not sure I've got games that need trays for organizing stuff  :'(
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on June 25, 2017, 01:51:03 PM
Need to upgrade your gamenight with cool stuff:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/the-component-collector? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/the-component-collector?)

A few days left. :black1-meeple:

I love the wood but I'll stick to my 'dollar store' containers.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4f/f9/32/4ff932f8317e67749f0c6c39f56f087d.jpg)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on June 25, 2017, 01:58:21 PM
It's just for the play, the things used during the game.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on June 26, 2017, 01:33:52 AM
On last and first game night with Jungleboy I got introduced to the practical side of having Game Board Bowls (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/698904772/board-game-bowls) on game nights to store bits, pieces and tokens, and thought that, independently of the design, this is indeed a must have equipment although not so important that you need to pay premium.

Last week I solved it at IKEA (where else) with 4 x "VARDAGEN" bowls @1.9€/un. They are heavy enough not to move due to a clumsy hand, see through, and deep enough to store a lot of bits.
I also checked the wooden BLANDA MATT but again @6.99€/un it was to expensive for the purpose.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 26, 2017, 02:52:09 AM
The BLANDA MATT is £14 in the UK!!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on June 26, 2017, 03:20:13 AM
The BLANDA MATT is £14 in the UK!!
The smaller 12cm diametre one??? With £14 you can the 20cm here.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 26, 2017, 03:28:10 AM
aah here we go:

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/tableware/serveware/blanda-matt-serving-bowl-bamboo-art-00222973/   £4.50---bargain!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on June 28, 2017, 08:37:38 AM
"Beeeees" seems to have gone a bit quiet lately. Did anyone else back this?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on June 28, 2017, 08:45:03 AM
"Beeeees" seems to have gone a bit quiet lately. Did anyone else back this?
I did.
One of the worst campaign communication examples I have on KS. But they 're still on schedule... for now.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on June 28, 2017, 09:20:33 AM
"Beeeees" seems to have gone a bit quiet lately. Did anyone else back this?
One of the worst campaign communication examples I have on KS. But they 're still on schedule... for now.

They were all over it in March with 7 updates! But just one since then... :( :(n)

They're still a lot better than QG in my opinion so far.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 28, 2017, 09:38:10 AM
Both are infinitely better than this melodramatic ****.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/73258510/sad-pictures-for-children/posts/759318
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on June 28, 2017, 10:10:17 AM
Both are infinitely better than this melodramatic ****.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/73258510/sad-pictures-for-children/posts/759318

Why would anyone want to read his book when they can read that epic and slightly rambly post anyway...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on June 28, 2017, 10:16:18 AM

I did.
One of the worst campaign communication examples I have on KS. But they 're still on schedule... for now.

Really?  Most of the kickstarters I have backed are chatty during the funding phase and then quiet until rollout. 

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: ARabidMeerkat on June 28, 2017, 04:03:57 PM
Need to upgrade your gamenight with cool stuff:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/the-component-collector? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/the-component-collector?)

A few days left. :black1-meeple:

I love the wood but I'll stick to my 'dollar store' containers.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4f/f9/32/4ff932f8317e67749f0c6c39f56f087d.jpg)

Nice idea for something like Terraforming Mars, but I just love your 'dollar store' alternative!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on June 28, 2017, 06:57:46 PM
Thanks ARabidMeerkat,

It was a fortunate find. They fit perfectly and make for easy game use. I got several but still use baggies for games with good inserts.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: ARabidMeerkat on June 29, 2017, 01:30:15 AM
Everyone loves ziplock bags! Me and MrsRabidMeerkat even have spares hidden away in our house!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on July 02, 2017, 08:47:04 PM
Nice family game for two teams, with strategy and funny things.
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tytogames/stone-daze-strategy-board-game-to-watch-your-head (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tytogames/stone-daze-strategy-board-game-to-watch-your-head)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 03, 2017, 01:55:43 AM
Carcosa
Hand of Fate
Helionox

Got me this weekend  :-\
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 03, 2017, 06:40:30 AM
I've been thinking about Oaxaca for my July-August game but I think I'll pass.


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Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 03, 2017, 06:42:39 AM
Did you check out: The Lost Expedition and Shahrazad ?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 03, 2017, 06:46:41 AM
Currently  Rise of Tribes (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/admagic/rise-of-tribes) is the only thing I'm backing.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Amorpheus on July 03, 2017, 07:00:17 AM
I'm on the fence about Rise of Tribes. I'll probably break down and back it since I think it's about to end.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on July 03, 2017, 07:05:09 AM
I'm on Rise of tribes and Covil (5 hours to go).  :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 03, 2017, 07:09:36 AM
I'm on Rise of tribes and Covil (5 hours to go).  :black1-meeple:

The fact that I'm resisting to back COVIL give me hope on my KS addiction. But I'll give it a last check.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 03, 2017, 08:19:40 AM
But I'll give it a last check.
I shouldn't had... I really shouldn't had given a last look.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on July 03, 2017, 08:27:12 AM
The cards are really cool, mercenary from a mixt of two or three 80's cartoons each.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 03, 2017, 08:31:26 AM
The meeple look nice.  It all looked too colourful and prototype-mock-ups for my liking.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 03, 2017, 08:41:36 AM
Did you check out: The Lost Expedition and Shahrazad ?

Shahrazad, yes, but I wasn't immediately drawn in by it. Lost Expedition, not yet, but the title seems promising :)


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Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: oosie on July 05, 2017, 06:40:24 AM
Sigh... I surrendered and backed Rise of Tribes as well. Most of the stretch goals have been unlocked. I don't think any of the remaining social stretch goals will be unlocked ;)

36 hours to go: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/admagic/rise-of-tribes
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Amorpheus on July 05, 2017, 09:33:37 AM
Am I wrong in thinking the standard version of Rise of Tribes is good enough? The deluxe version adds wooden components of standard version tokens, but doesn't feel worth the additional $20 USD plus $2 additional shipping. Most people are going with the deluxe version, so I must be in a minority that doesn't mind cardboard tokens (I haven't upgraded my Carc trade goods for example to the wooden versions that are available from Spielmaterial for example).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 05, 2017, 10:42:18 AM
I can usually make do with cardboard, but you all know I love a good exclusive-promo.
I wasn't convinced by the play testing on Rise of Tribes.  This time I'm happy to sit out  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: oosie on July 05, 2017, 01:53:36 PM
Am I wrong in thinking the standard version of Rise of Tribes is good enough? The deluxe version adds wooden components of standard version tokens, but doesn't feel worth the additional $20 USD plus $2 additional shipping. Most people are going with the deluxe version, so I must be in a minority that doesn't mind cardboard tokens (I haven't upgraded my Carc trade goods for example to the wooden versions that are available from Spielmaterial for example).

I try not to back a Kickstarter too often. So when I do, I don't mind going for the DeLuxe version if it isn't a crazy amount of $$s more. I generally don't mind cardboard tokens either, but I like the visuals of wooden/plastic tokens/figures. (You're the second one to mention the trade good upgrades for Carcassonne... ;) Maybe I should do that too... :D)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 05, 2017, 02:02:08 PM
If you're gonna do it - you've got to go all in ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 05, 2017, 02:37:33 PM
If you're gonna do it - you've got to go all in ;)
Is there any other way >:D ::)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 06, 2017, 03:03:35 AM
Damn - Those wooden buildings look great too!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/explorers-of-the-north-sea/posts/1930356?ref=backer_project_update
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 06, 2017, 03:44:00 AM
I backed Raiders + the two Expansions and avoided going for the full North Sea collection since both Explorers and Shipwrights didn't ring any bells.
I might give a further look into Explorers this time.

On other news, for the first time in my KS history my Wife asked to play a particular game instead of being me hassling for it.

Guess that Einstein is the part of the formula for turning septic non-gamer wife into an "I don't mind playing that one again" non-gamer wife.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 06, 2017, 04:35:16 AM
I guess Einstein is popular in your house  :(y)  Good luck!

I started with Explorers and went back for the other 2 games.  Explorers is a tile laying game, which is why it peaked my interest  :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 06, 2017, 01:18:27 PM
The 2nd edition of Habitats has startes...no ceramic animals :(


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cwali/habitats-2nd-edition?ref=carcc
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on July 13, 2017, 05:57:50 AM
Damn - Those wooden buildings look great too!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/explorers-of-the-north-sea/posts/1930356?ref=backer_project_update

It's on the kick now:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/explorers-of-the-north-sea-rocks-of-ruin (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/explorers-of-the-north-sea-rocks-of-ruin)



Will watch to the end, may be with the base game duo but not the trilogy for me.  :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 13, 2017, 08:41:31 AM
Thanks for the heads up Dragonlord, I managed to forget about it.....there goes more of my $$$
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 13, 2017, 08:58:17 AM
It's on the kick now:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/explorers-of-the-north-sea-rocks-of-ruin (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/explorers-of-the-north-sea-rocks-of-ruin)

Will watch to the end, may be with the base game duo but not the trilogy for me.  :)

I'm completly hyped for the Raiders of The North Sea but today I watched a couple of reviews and gameplay videos of Explorers (again) and it doesn't "click".
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on July 13, 2017, 09:38:23 AM
Finally I will pass and probably looks more on Founders of Gloomhaven.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1350948450/founders-of-gloomhaven (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1350948450/founders-of-gloomhaven)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on July 13, 2017, 08:01:51 PM
I'm also looking at the previously mentioned, Founders and (Explorers, I don't yet own the base game. Has anyone played the base game? What are your thoughts?)

I'm very tempted by this one as well: Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done - Deluxified

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelmindes/crusaders-thy-will-be-done-deluxifiedtm?ref=user_menu  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelmindes/crusaders-thy-will-be-done-deluxifiedtm?ref=user_menu)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on July 13, 2017, 08:19:23 PM
I promised my partner a year ago that I would not buy any more Kickstarters until I got a job (I'm still a student for the time being), yet freaking BRASS and now The Flow of History have caused me to break that promise. Now bloody Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done is destroying me! Fortunately, the cost is prohibitive but that hasn't stopped me from clicking the "Remind Me" button. I don't have money for Kickstarters!!!

When I go bankrupt, the official reason will be "on account of Kickstarter deals...". I'm hopeless. I just hope Kingdom Builder doesn't announce yet another Big Box. I may just die (I have fought the urge to buy the previous two).
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on July 13, 2017, 08:37:15 PM
I've checked the Crusaders, but wrong time for me, I've backed two games for the same time, I will pass, Founders of Gloomhaven, I don't now yet, still a late PM to come also.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tytogames/stone-daze-strategy-board-game-to-watch-your-head (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tytogames/stone-daze-strategy-board-game-to-watch-your-head)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1231135641/trash-pandas-the-card-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1231135641/trash-pandas-the-card-game)

I've bought the fiery 4 pack and will upgrade in 4 XL pack.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/the-component-collector (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/the-component-collector)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on July 13, 2017, 09:19:14 PM
...When I go bankrupt, the official reason will be "on account of Kickstarter deals...". I'm hopeless...

 ;D ;D ;D So true my friend, you won't be alone. We will have a good support group here  :o
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 14, 2017, 12:03:29 AM
I'm very tempted by this one as well: Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done - Deluxified

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelmindes/crusaders-thy-will-be-done-deluxifiedtm?ref=user_menu  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelmindes/crusaders-thy-will-be-done-deluxifiedtm?ref=user_menu)

The theme suits me but I don't like the hexagons on the board. (Yes, stuff like that can be enough for me not to want a game.)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 14, 2017, 12:10:49 AM
Jungleboy only likes quadrilateral gaming pieces  :(y) :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 14, 2017, 12:19:33 AM
Jungleboy only likes quadrilateral gaming pieces  :(y) :(y)

And 50-point scoreboards.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 14, 2017, 12:21:59 AM
Isn't that quadrilateral too?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 14, 2017, 12:41:53 AM
Rephrase: quadrilateral pieces except 70-point scoreboards.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 14, 2017, 12:46:20 AM
Hoping not to cause any offense but:

...jungleboy likes his scoretracks like he likes his woman: well propotioned and no issues stacking meeple on them  ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 14, 2017, 01:47:24 AM
Hoping not to cause any offense but:

...jungleboy likes his scoretracks like he likes his woman: well propotioned and no issues stacking meeple on them  ;D

 :(y)

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on July 16, 2017, 07:31:08 AM
I've signed up for notifications on Kickstarter for project that other KS creators have backed. It interesting to see what others are backing and you can see projects one might miss.

I just saw that the KS Creator of Santorini and the 'new' Brass, (Gavan Brown of Roxley Games), just backed this project: Overworld - 16-Bit Tile-Placement & Exploration Boardgame

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magicmeeplegames/overworld-16-bit-tile-placement-and-exploration-bo?ref=new_friend_backing (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magicmeeplegames/overworld-16-bit-tile-placement-and-exploration-bo?ref=new_friend_backing)

It looks to be a simple tile laying game with puzzle like pieces of differing shapes and that are also 2 sided. It looks the the puzzle pieces would only fit a certain way so you can avoid mismatching features. They have a fun way to describe this feature, "IF IT FITS, IT'S LEGIT!"

There is also a neat feature where if you were to create a hole in the map you open a cave that allows certain actions to be played. The price isn't bad, so maybe one to keep an eye on.

From the KS PAGE:

Your turn in Overworld is 4 simple steps:

Draw a Land Tile (from the bag)
Attach it to another tile on the board (IF IT FITS, IT'S LEGIT!)
Add Explorers to the Tile you added (one per segment, Umbirds for land, Ships for Sea)
Resolve Gaps! (Check for Dungeon discoveries!)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on July 17, 2017, 11:11:22 AM
Really watch your purses  :o

Everything for 750 $ plus 65-85 $ shipping...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/cthulhu-wars-onslaught-3 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/cthulhu-wars-onslaught-3)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 17, 2017, 02:52:31 PM
Happy Birthday?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on July 19, 2017, 02:36:51 AM
I just saw that the KS Creator of Santorini and the 'new' Brass, (Gavan Brown of Roxley Games), just backed this project: Overworld - 16-Bit Tile-Placement & Exploration Boardgame

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magicmeeplegames/overworld-16-bit-tile-placement-and-exploration-bo?ref=new_friend_backing (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magicmeeplegames/overworld-16-bit-tile-placement-and-exploration-bo?ref=new_friend_backing)

I seriously need to unsubscribe from this thread; it's going to end up costing me a fortune!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 19, 2017, 03:15:55 AM
I seriously need to unsubscribe from this thread; it's going to end up costing me a fortune!
Shouldn't we all. O0 >:D

Watch It Played (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/watch-it-played-season-7-youtube#/) is doing their annual fund raiser on Indie GoGo with promos available as reward.
Any one interested in Clank and First Martians promos, I'm only going for N&F and Raiders of the North Sea.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: tp10053 on July 19, 2017, 08:16:18 AM
Star Realms Frontiers and nine new sets are now on kickstarter everyone ! :) :(y) There are tons of new stuff in this deck-buiilding game and it looks like we have a lot to look forward to. Be sure to check it out ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: oosie on July 20, 2017, 02:59:48 PM
Star Realms Frontiers and nine new sets are now on kickstarter everyone ! :) :(y) There are tons of new stuff in this deck-buiilding game and it looks like we have a lot to look forward to. Be sure to check it out ;)

Backed it! This is one of the other games besides Carcassonne that I'm religiously collect 8)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 21, 2017, 04:13:30 AM
If there was a mechanism to collect some of the 1st series exclusives I'd be there
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 21, 2017, 04:28:08 AM
If there was a mechanism to collect some of the 1st series exclusives I'd be there

Please don't refer "1st edition exclusives" people making storms on every forum regarding 7th Continent, every since creators ventilated a re-print in the fall with (unconfirmed) everything from the 1st edition.
A lot of people hoping to sell their extra copies at 300USD just saw their copy value hit bottom.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 21, 2017, 05:09:16 AM
Having a great discussion on Slack  (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3452.0)about this topic  :(y)

It seems 7th Continent's exclusives are not so exclusive as to not be included in their next campaign.  That upsets a few people...mainly the people wanting to make a profit selling the game they backed originally.

Good for them  :(y)

I don't believe exclusives are a good intensive to purchase; plenty of games have tons of them which I've missed out on (namely Star Realms) and as a result, I feel I'm missing out on a game-mechanic.  As a result I've not backed or purchased.  The game is no longer future proofed.  You've made a limited number of people happy vs the potentially limitless number of future players, in the years to come.

But feel free to debate otherwise on Slack (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3452.0)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: tp10053 on July 22, 2017, 07:10:13 AM
Star Realms Frontiers and nine new sets are now on kickstarter everyone ! :) :(y) There are tons of new stuff in this deck-buiilding game and it looks like we have a lot to look forward to. Be sure to check it out ;)

Backed it! This is one of the other games besides Carcassonne that I'm religiously collect 8)
My case as well :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on July 27, 2017, 10:21:30 AM
Stone Daze
On the last days for a family game using nice stragegy.  :black1-meeple:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tytogames/stone-daze-strategy-board-game-to-watch-your-head/?ref=kicktraq (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tytogames/stone-daze-strategy-board-game-to-watch-your-head/?ref=kicktraq)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwmwTlnbgzE&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwmwTlnbgzE&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on July 29, 2017, 03:56:30 AM
I've quite tempted by this, because it's rather different https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1787480652/ancient-dice-50000-year-old-dice/description
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on July 29, 2017, 04:38:52 AM
I've quite tempted by this, because it's rather different https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1787480652/ancient-dice-50000-year-old-dice/description
It's not the first time similar dice appears on KS and tehy look great.

Also non-game project, I just backed Flume Fusion, it a beta test on the design but at a reduced (half) price compared with their usual "finished" products.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zucati/dice-basetm-flume-fusion (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zucati/dice-basetm-flume-fusion)

I'm keeping a close look into the card game:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/sakura (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/sakura)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on July 29, 2017, 07:53:08 AM
Those dice are cool, thanks for the link. And since it's not a game, it doesn't count against my quota :)


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Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on August 01, 2017, 07:19:19 AM
FLASHPOINT FIRE RESCUE!!!!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/flash-point-tragic-events/description
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on August 01, 2017, 07:29:53 AM
FLASHPOINT FIRE RESCUE!!!!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/flash-point-tragic-events/description
Do I see a All In pledge!!?? Damm you Decar  >:D  >:(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Amorpheus on August 01, 2017, 08:01:21 AM
Decar cost me money for this one too; but luckily I have some of the other expansions so only for $20 USD this time.
Title: Star Realms Frontiers Kickstarter
Post by: tp10053 on August 03, 2017, 01:50:25 PM
Hello ! If there are any fans of Star Realms the deckbuilding game, good news ! :) There is currently a large new set on Kickstarter right now and it looks awesome. 
Be sure to check it out and back it, the campaign has one more week to go. Tons of add-ons and strech goals to unlock ;) :(y)
Title: Re: Star Realms Frontiers Kickstarter
Post by: Dragonlord on August 03, 2017, 08:17:05 PM
Yes, I'm there, pledge for the commander tier, probably add the universal box and the scenario.
Received last week the core box and the crisis packs, this week, the colony war and promo 1.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: tp10053 on August 04, 2017, 10:55:59 AM
I really hope that we can finish the whole cycle of promo ships till the campaign ends  ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on August 10, 2017, 09:38:34 AM
With today's four arrivals, I'm down to only four KS games left to fulfil. So I seem to have kicked the addiction and Chooselife is nearly forgiven for getting me hooked last year.

The coming games are:

- Dwarves in Trouble
- King’s Road
- Tortuga 1667
- Dragon Dodge
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on August 10, 2017, 01:32:37 PM
FLASHPOINT FIRE RESCUE!!!!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/flash-point-tragic-events/description

Wouldn't miss it, love the series!

Hello from Longford Ireland!!! Check ins are very intermittent :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on August 10, 2017, 03:09:27 PM
FLASHPOINT FIRE RESCUE!!!!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/flash-point-tragic-events/description

Wouldn't miss it, love the series!

Hello from Longford Ireland!!! Check ins are very intermittent :)
I backed this on day 1. Although I am having a very minor Kickstarter renaissance, I can't really afford all these things right now. That being said, Flash Point was an early Kickstarter win and this little card expansion sounds amazing. Now I am just hoping my Brass game delivers earlier than scheduled since I want that before I go back to New Zealand!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on August 10, 2017, 03:27:51 PM
Now I am just hoping my Brass game delivers earlier than scheduled since I want that before I go back to New Zealand!

Where in the world is Derek Whaley?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: whaleyland on August 10, 2017, 10:47:05 PM
Now I am just hoping my Brass game delivers earlier than scheduled since I want that before I go back to New Zealand!

Where in the world is Derek Whaley?
A family emergency brought me back to California for a few months. It's a temporary measure but it is giving me a chance to sort some of my things.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on August 10, 2017, 11:47:37 PM
Great to hear you're getting to sort your stuff. But I hope your family members are okay!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on August 11, 2017, 01:43:52 AM
Great to hear you're getting to sort your stuff. But I hope your family members are okay!

+1 to this. Hope everything sorts itself out and that your family members are all well. :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on August 16, 2017, 10:27:00 PM
Looks like a nice game, only USA in the beginning, now Canada and Europe added.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1053383420/braveguard? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1053383420/braveguard?)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on August 31, 2017, 02:34:37 PM
Just arrived from holidays to find these waiting:
(http://i.imgur.com/XU7oSx7m.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6mOdYa4m.jpg)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on September 04, 2017, 12:01:18 PM
Nice japanese cards game.  :black1-meeple:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zipang/zipang-portable-the-card-game/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zipang/zipang-portable-the-card-game/description)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on September 08, 2017, 02:55:49 PM
Is anyone else backing Mint Delivery (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/five24labs/mint-delivery-the-minty-fresh-pick-up-and-deliver) by Justin Blaske/ Five24 Labs?

I've been watching it excitedly since the moment it launched based on how much I enjoy playing Mint Works, and can't wait to get this to the table. It's up to $115k now with 6,500 backers.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on September 08, 2017, 07:58:00 PM
Is anyone else backing Mint Delivery (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/five24labs/mint-delivery-the-minty-fresh-pick-up-and-deliver) by Justin Blaske/ Five24 Labs?

I've been watching it excitedly since the moment it launched based on how much I enjoy playing Mint Works, and can't wait to get this to the table. It's up to $115k now with 6,500 backers.

I'm also in for this one!!
The dollar amount is bolstered by the success of Mint Works and the pledge level for both titles for those that missed the first campaign. Nice idea for a true travel game!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on September 08, 2017, 08:49:11 PM
Just go for it, watching from a few days,  ^-^
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on September 15, 2017, 10:23:30 PM
I've made a solo mode for the game on kickstater.
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/26930291#26930291 (https://boardgamegeek.com/article/26930291#26930291)

zipang on the last week.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zipang/zipang-portable-the-card-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zipang/zipang-portable-the-card-game)
 :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on October 05, 2017, 08:22:06 AM
I caved in and decided to back cerebria

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438141406/cerebria-the-inside-world?ref=CarcC

with only 40minutes remaining.

Also 7th Continent is blowing forward, strong as ever!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1926712971/the-7th-continent-what-goes-up-must-come-down?ref=CarcC
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on October 25, 2017, 03:52:23 AM
Not seen any posts here for a while, so thought I would mention the following:

Tyler Sigman's Crows
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99575233/tyler-sigmans-crows?ref=carcc

Detective: City of Angels
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanrydergames/detective-city-of-angels?ref=carcc

Near and Far Expansion:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/953146955/near-and-far-amber-mines?ref=carcc

Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2074786394/root-a-game-of-woodland-might-and-right?ref=carcc

The last one looks like a mini-COIN game, which has wonderful artwork of Kyle Ferrin.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on October 25, 2017, 03:57:18 AM
The Near and Far expansion got an immediate back although I didn't play the base game yet.  :o :-[.
Not sure if it will get funded but Overbooked seems nice:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1956699228/overbooked (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1956699228/overbooked)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on October 25, 2017, 08:38:57 AM
My current backing are:

Tyler Sigman's Crows
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99575233/tyler-sigmans-crows? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99575233/tyler-sigmans-crows?)

DinoGenics: Dinosaur Park Management:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1541227444/dinogenics-dinosaur-park-management? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1541227444/dinogenics-dinosaur-park-management?)

Ember: Ultimate Collection + Limited Edition Wood Deck Boxes:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1118172895/ember-ultimate-collection-limited-edition-wood-dec? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1118172895/ember-ultimate-collection-limited-edition-wood-dec?)

Legends of Sleepy Hollow
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/legends-of-sleepy-hollow? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/legends-of-sleepy-hollow?)

Temporal Odyssey - Draft the Future!:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/temporal-odyssey-draft-the-future? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/temporal-odyssey-draft-the-future?)

Slashed: Camp Hazard
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1898405463/slashed-camp-hazard? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1898405463/slashed-camp-hazard?)

And a remind me on:

Kamigami Battles: A Reimagining of Kanzume Goddess
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/370924922/kamigami-battles-a-reimagining-of-kanzume-goddess? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/370924922/kamigami-battles-a-reimagining-of-kanzume-goddess?)

Plan 9 from Outer Space: The Deckbuilding Game
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/freshoutgames/plan-9-from-outer-space-the-deckbuilding-game? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/freshoutgames/plan-9-from-outer-space-the-deckbuilding-game?)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on October 25, 2017, 02:59:47 PM
Already own the original Crow's, so not too interested in this release, though I understand there are some updated rules!

Also in for Amber Mines!

Very intrigued by: Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right
This is from the makers of Vast: The Crystal Caverns. I like the look and theme and it's has already funded.
Despite all the pluses I'll likely hold off for the retail release on this one.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on October 26, 2017, 10:53:47 AM
Franks, how is Crows 2player - I'm on the edge as all their previous projects have been wonderful.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on October 26, 2017, 08:04:39 PM
Franks, how is Crows 2player - I'm on the edge as all their previous projects have been wonderful.

 :-[ Wall of shame I'm afraid. It has come close to getting played but I haven't looked at it in ages.

The closest this got to the table, I had found a way to incorporate the cool Crow-ples into Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers  :black1-meeple:
Even this was so long ago I don't recall what that was.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on October 27, 2017, 12:53:29 AM
Making crows move towards your meeple perhaps...hmm interestinf
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 25, 2017, 12:36:35 AM
I haven't looked on KS for a few months, but I had a peek just now. Any thoughts on Museum (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/148661905/museum?ref=carc)? It's a set collection game with great artwork of historical artefacts by Vincent Dutrait.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 25, 2017, 01:02:48 AM
I saw this yesterday and thought: that looks like the kinda game jungleboy would like!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on November 25, 2017, 01:06:45 AM
It got me (on your behalf) at "Museum"...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 25, 2017, 02:29:58 AM
I saw this yesterday and thought: that looks like the kinda game jungleboy would like!

Haha, you know me well!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 25, 2017, 02:41:14 AM
I saw something else that you might be interested in. But i cant remember seem to find it now. Ancient European empire building kind of thing. Not long left to make your mind up. I'll keep searching.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 25, 2017, 02:45:53 AM
Well that's why I couldn't find it. It was medieval not ancient:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hgngames/medieval/?ref=carcc
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 25, 2017, 03:04:54 AM
Well that's why I couldn't find it. It was medieval not ancient:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hgngames/medieval/?ref=carcc

I also saw this one during my quick look this morning, but I don’t think the gameplay is for me even though I’m a medievalist.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 25, 2017, 03:09:51 AM
So you're not a completionist medievalist :D

I only had a quick look. The production looked a little small. The artwork and thematics seems very good though. But I'm more mechanically driven.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 25, 2017, 03:13:02 AM
But I'm more mechanically driven.

You’re not a horse-and-cart guy, then? ????
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 25, 2017, 04:24:46 AM
That remind me of some recently released photos of Kennedy visting Carcassonne:
https://jfk.blogs.archives.gov/2017/10/18/jack-and-lems-excellent-european-adventure-summer-1937/

"they and their horses look medieval"

I'm not sure how a medieval horse looked any different from a modern one  ???
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 28, 2017, 08:58:47 AM
I haven't looked on KS for a few months, but I had a peek just now. Any thoughts on Museum (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/148661905/museum?ref=carc)? It's a set collection game with great artwork of historical artefacts by Vincent Dutrait.

And right on cue, a Rahdo Run Through. I've decided to back it - my first KS back for a while. I thought I had finally rid myself of the Scourge of Chooselife (TM), but apparently not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldMvphO_7O0&t=1s
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on November 28, 2017, 09:04:07 AM
I thought I had finally rid myself of the Scourge of Chooselife (TM), but apparently not.

I've still have 4 of your KS deliveries with me, do you want me to scourge them?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 28, 2017, 09:08:18 AM
I thought I had finally rid myself of the Scourge of Chooselife (TM), but apparently not.

I've still have 4 of your KS deliveries with me, do you want me to scourge them?

Whoops! Dear magnificent postman, I didn't mean it. You are everything that is good in the world and do not resemble Attila the Hun in any way, shape or form.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on November 28, 2017, 09:22:18 AM
Hey! I thought I was everything that's good about the world?!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 28, 2017, 10:23:28 AM
Hey! I thought I was everything that's good about the world?!

You haven't delivered a game to me in MORE THAN A YEAR. Look, you had a good run but Chooselife is where it's at now. Plus he has a better beard.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 28, 2017, 10:58:45 AM
Hey! I thought I was everything that's good about the world?!

He said that to you too  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on November 28, 2017, 11:54:59 AM
Hey! I thought I was everything that's good about the world?!

He said that to you too  :'( :'( :'(

I bet if you had a beard too he'd be belittling it by comparison to Chooselife's. Something needs to be done about that boy.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on November 28, 2017, 12:48:24 PM
I hadn't noticed this before.  I am not talking about beards.   ::)

I haven't looked on KS for a few months, but I had a peek just now. Any thoughts on Museum (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/148661905/museum?ref=carc)? It's a set collection game with great artwork of historical artefacts by Vincent Dutrait.

So my wife really likes Worlds Fair 1893.  We have toyed with adding it to our collection on multiple occasions.  My fear is that it would get boring fast.  This game seems to have a similar theme, but has a lot more going for it.  I imagine we would get more plays out of this.  I will have her take a look.

I haven't been in this thread for a long time.  The only thing I kickstarted recently was "STEM epic heroes" as I absolutely had to have a Grace Hopper playing card.  Also I figured it would may make my son interested in some historical figures. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on November 29, 2017, 01:25:44 AM
Plus he has a better beard.
FYI - Stating the obvious doesn't count as a compliment.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on November 29, 2017, 01:56:38 AM
Plus he has a better beard.
FYI - Stating the obvious doesn't count as a compliment.

Wow! That's it; I'm making it official. We're definitely enemies now.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on December 07, 2017, 06:34:23 AM
For those backing Museum, did you go all in?  I am kind of bored with all things Cthulhu, so I may avoid that one.  I was tempted to get the World's Fair add on, but it doesn't add anything interesting for 2 player games.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on December 07, 2017, 06:42:03 AM
For those backing Museum, did you go all in?  I am kind of bored with all things Cthulhu, so I may avoid that one.  I was tempted to get the World's Fair add on, but it doesn't add anything interesting for 2 player games.  Thoughts?

I'm not pledging for any adds-on of the ones that are available so far. Cthulu doesn't interest me (and I will confess that I don't even really know what Cthulu is - I know lots of board games are Cthulhu themed but I haven't played any of them and I haven't ever heard of it outside of board games). I watched the opening of the video for the World's Fair and it just didn't grab me.

I'm also still debating whether to pledge at all because I'm currently selling off quite a few games in the interest of trimming my collection to a more manageable size.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on December 07, 2017, 07:10:18 AM
We are running out of room too.  My wife wants to buy more shelving, but we are already at the point of having more games than we can play.

CTHULHU is the creation of H.P. Lovecraft.  He wrote sci-fi and horror stories for pulp magazines and died poor.   Now he is considered one of the most significant authors in that genre.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on December 07, 2017, 10:32:40 AM
The just-announced Archeologists expansion, on the other hand, could be right up my alley. I'll have a closer read/watch tonight to see what it's all about.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on December 07, 2017, 11:40:57 AM
It doesn't look worthwhile to me.  Everything they try to add to it just seems like a distraction from what makes the base game interesting.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on December 14, 2017, 01:37:39 AM
They've added even more...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on December 14, 2017, 01:42:58 AM
They've added even more...

Yep. I'll have to have a good look at everything before it closes (or after, because you can adjust in the pledge manager). So far I've backed Archeologists and nothing else among the expansions.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on December 14, 2017, 02:32:54 AM
I've backed the Grand Gallery. As I like all of the expansions, but parts of it:
The World Fair: The concept of working together to fill the world fair.
The Archeologists is most realistic.
The Black Market is still a bit strange for me, as there is no really good explanation of it yet....
The People's Choice gives all you need for the fifth player. In my game group we play often with 5. I had would like to have seen it as part of the basegame :(
But I can understand it's quite a lot, maybe to much. But I love the concept and cannot wait to play it
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on December 14, 2017, 03:41:41 AM
It is a bit too much for a game that I have never played.  If I was 100% sure that we would love the game and expansions, I would be all in.  I would have preferred if they released the base game plus maybe 1 expansion and then a year later added all of this stuff (like Saloon Tycoon).

I believe all of the expansions with the exception of Cthulhu you can buy later.  I think I will just get the base game and Cthulhu.  For some reason I can rationalize tossing 4 more Euro on this, but not 9. 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: yimhj on December 14, 2017, 05:38:23 AM
I've just backed Museum. All the illustrations made me mad and I couldn't resist. It's my first Kickstarter and I pledged an all-in !!!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on December 14, 2017, 05:39:33 AM
I've just backed Museum. All the illustrations made me mad and I couldn't resist. It's my first Kickstarter and I pledged an all-in !!!

Nice, you can take my place as Kickstarter Krazy. You can blame Chooselife too.  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on December 14, 2017, 06:03:54 AM
Everything is my fault.
FYI - I'm two months sober from Kickstarter.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Vinçon on December 14, 2017, 06:06:00 AM
Anything interesting on Kickstarter right now?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on December 14, 2017, 07:58:44 AM
JUANDJI
World's first board game with automagically moving figures, in hand-made wooden box, inspired by Jumanji movie.

Interesting just for the comments, about copyright of the game.  C:-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piotrowski/juandji? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piotrowski/juandji?)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: yimhj on December 14, 2017, 11:10:01 AM
I've just backed Museum. All the illustrations made me mad and I couldn't resist. It's my first Kickstarter and I pledged an all-in !!!

Nice, you can take my place as Kickstarter Krazy. You can blame Chooselife too.  :(y)

It's the first and the last time (in 2017  ;)) !!! I don't want to be "Kickstarter Krazy" (my wife won't let me be ; I need to ask her credit card to pay online !!!)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Amorpheus on December 14, 2017, 12:45:39 PM
JUANDJI
World's first board game with automagically moving figures, in hand-made wooden box, inspired by Jumanji movie.

Interesting just for the comments, about copyright of the game.  C:-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piotrowski/juandji? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piotrowski/juandji?)

As I was reading the interesting comments, the project was pulled off of Kickstarter for being the subject of an intellectual property dispute. Glad I got to see this when I did. Entertaining from a reading standpoint, but no chance I’d ever back it. Thanks for alerting me to it Dragonlord.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Vinçon on December 15, 2017, 01:02:16 AM
JUANDJI
World's first board game with automagically moving figures, in hand-made wooden box, inspired by Jumanji movie.

Interesting just for the comments, about copyright of the game.  C:-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piotrowski/juandji? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piotrowski/juandji?)

As I was reading the interesting comments, the project was pulled off of Kickstarter for being the subject of an intellectual property dispute. Glad I got to see this when I did. Entertaining from a reading standpoint, but no chance I’d ever back it. Thanks for alerting me to it Dragonlord.

I got the chance to read it before they pulled it out too and it seemed a rather interesting approach but not so much fun.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on December 15, 2017, 02:43:20 AM
Eight hours left on Museum. I'm back down to just the base game for now. There's an interesting discussion on BGG (https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1898610/want-be-all-and-excited-worried-about-actual-gamep) about people's pledges and the various expansions.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Amorpheus on December 15, 2017, 06:26:36 AM
Eight hours left on Museum. I'm back down to just the base game for now. There's an interesting discussion on BGG (https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1898610/want-be-all-and-excited-worried-about-actual-gamep) about people's pledges and the various expansions.

Just joined the Museum backing party. Followed Dirk2112 in getting just the base game + the inexpensive Cthulhu expansion.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on December 26, 2017, 08:58:11 AM
New game on KS: Dwar7s Winter, it's not a expansion of Dwar7s Fall but an different game in the same way with  cool minis.  :black1-meeple:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vesuviusmedia/dwar7s-winter/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vesuviusmedia/dwar7s-winter/description)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on December 27, 2017, 05:43:39 AM
Thankfully I missed out on the first few KS so will hopefully avoid this one too.  Does look great though!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on December 27, 2017, 05:51:28 AM
Just received the all in pledge of Covil but I'm not backing this one I didn't even played Dwar7s Fall yet.
Minis is almost an instant not back, each time a get a game with minis I'm more and more into standees.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on December 28, 2017, 07:32:43 AM
Topic Split:  What do you think of Miniature Games? (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3725.0)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on December 28, 2017, 11:15:41 AM
I just saw this nicely decorated abstract:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/85601759/mainland?ref=CarcC

I might back the print and play, I thought the price was ok, but the top level tier is asking a lot for another 64 cards and that also appears to be the only level with stretch goals included...so I'm sceptical they understand how the KS market works.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: SamoolSamosa on December 28, 2017, 01:44:11 PM
Thanks for the link Decar! The game itself looks kinda cool.

Can't believe I missed out on museum - looks like a game I would really enjoy.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on December 28, 2017, 06:10:45 PM
@SamoolSamosa, it is posible to back it twice. As the pledge manager is still online. So if you could find someone that has backed it, that lives close to you he can back it for you.
So that could be an option for you.
Or wait till it gets in the shops, probably around Christmas next year
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 07, 2018, 10:26:56 AM
I'm half interested in the second edition of Moveable Type (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robindavid/movable-type-second-edition?ref=profile_starred). It's essentially scrabble combined with modern board game mechanics (specifically card drafting). I'm not usually into word games but drafting is always awesome. My Mum would love this, but too bad she lives half a world away. Otherwise, I think it's virtually the definition of a gateway game for getting someone into the hobby. You could move from this to 7 Wonders in a heartbeat :)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 07, 2018, 11:24:34 AM
The first 3 games in a set called the Tokyo Series:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jordandraper/tokyo-series-jidohanbaiki-metro-and-jutaku?ref=CarcC

The first is a set of 20 mini games, the second an crunchy train-game, the last an interesting dexterity game that's caught my eye.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on January 11, 2018, 08:07:31 PM
Countdown: Action Edition
One Reckless Action Hero, an Out of Control Hostage Situation, who will You Trust? Welcome to Countdown, the 80's hidden role game!


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/countdown-action-edition? (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/countdown-action-edition?)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 14, 2018, 01:44:44 AM
Some beautiful historical dice being made in this KS (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/msgames/andice-the-worlds-first-series-of-ancient-numerica?ref=profile_starred). I might go for it and see if they'll give me three Babylonian dice instead of one of each.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 14, 2018, 02:08:18 AM
They 'meticulously tested' the probabilities and determined that they're not fair...nice.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 14, 2018, 02:15:08 AM
And it really looks like they've taken the numerals directly from the wikipedia article?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_numerals

I mean quite literally used the same image!
Title: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 14, 2018, 02:44:38 AM
I wrote something in cuneiform once. Having done that, I'd recommend using someone else's image too

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180114/631c9932e8ce39d74ebd0609bd129b34.jpg)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 14, 2018, 04:38:03 AM
So long as they attribute the author and recognise their commercial or non-commercial license.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on January 14, 2018, 07:09:34 AM
But Babylonian numbers are no rights on, right? Would be crazy everytime I write a 0 in one of my programs that I have to pay for it ???
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 14, 2018, 07:40:26 AM
But Babylonian numbers are no rights on, right? Would be crazy everytime I write a 0 in one of my programs that I have to pay for it ???

No my point is it looks like they've taken the images straight from wikipedia and etched them onto dice.

Even if the same font was used, that may have a commercial license.  You can't use someone else's 0.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on January 14, 2018, 08:12:39 AM
Oh yeah ofcourse. Font is different situation ::)
But I don't know, the dices look awesome.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 14, 2018, 08:19:44 AM
Should congratulate JB and Chooselife for reaching 50 pages of posts!

That makes it the second most popular thread (in terms of number of replies)  on CarcC!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 14, 2018, 09:07:56 AM
Should congratulate JB and Chooselife for reaching 50 pages of posts!

That makes it the second most popular thread (in terms of number of replies)  on CarcC!

All credit/blame goes to Chooselife. I had barely even heard of Kickstarter when he started this thread!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on January 14, 2018, 12:50:46 PM
Should congratulate JB and Chooselife for reaching 50 pages of posts!

That makes it the second most popular thread (in terms of number of replies)  on CarcC!

All credit/blame goes to Chooselife. I had barely even heard of Kickstarter when he started this thread!

To be honest all the credit goes to your wallets.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 17, 2018, 02:16:31 AM
Some beautiful historical dice being made in this KS (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/msgames/andice-the-worlds-first-series-of-ancient-numerica?ref=profile_starred). I might go for it and see if they'll give me three Babylonian dice instead of one of each.

Just confirming that I did ask the creators about this and they have indeed agreed to send me three Babylon dice.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 17, 2018, 06:34:39 AM
I'm following the following Kickstarters:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jordandraper/tokyo-series-jidohanbaiki-metro-and-jutaku?ref=CarcC

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/951027224/hermetica?ref=CarcC
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Vinçon on January 17, 2018, 06:48:05 AM
Some beautiful historical dice being made in this KS (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/msgames/andice-the-worlds-first-series-of-ancient-numerica?ref=profile_starred). I might go for it and see if they'll give me three Babylonian dice instead of one of each.

Just confirming that I did ask the creators about this and they have indeed agreed to send me three Babylon dice.

These look awesome. The only thing missing are the shipment costs. Do you find it anywhere?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 17, 2018, 07:28:27 AM
Some beautiful historical dice being made in this KS (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/msgames/andice-the-worlds-first-series-of-ancient-numerica?ref=profile_starred). I might go for it and see if they'll give me three Babylonian dice instead of one of each.

Just confirming that I did ask the creators about this and they have indeed agreed to send me three Babylon dice.

These look awesome. The only thing missing are the shipment costs. Do you find it anywhere?

For the single set it’s $AUD8 shipping to Portugal. When you pledge it’ll be added depending on country, so you’ll be able to see it.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Squiffything on January 17, 2018, 08:26:32 AM
I'm following the following Kickstarters:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jordandraper/tokyo-series-jidohanbaiki-metro-and-jutaku?ref=CarcC

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/951027224/hermetica?ref=CarcC


When you say following are you invested or just watching?

I've just gone in on the following
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gonab/spirits-of-the-forest?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=spirit

following Chooselife's receipt of the deluxe Tao Long
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 17, 2018, 09:12:52 AM
I'm backing both at the moment, but not sure I'll invest.

The first one is actually 3 games.  The first is a bunch of small games to be had with the components, they look neat, but not sure about longevity.  The second is a meaty rail game - I need to watch the playthrough.  The third is a puzzle game of sorts that looks a bit like nmbr9 - but for $33 I'm thinking it's a tad expensive.

The abstract game looks good, I got an early-bird on it, so will sit for the moment.  I'm not sure I'm a fan of all the layering of skills and abilities of the pieces, seems to play well as a computer game, not sure how fiddly it will be as a boardgame.  Overall design looks nice.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Squiffything on January 17, 2018, 09:24:50 AM
Indeed, it'll fit in nicely with the family, easy to learn and play and up to four people but good for two.

The Japanese thing looks good and a total of nine games all mixing with each other. If you go for it will you get the rest?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 17, 2018, 09:30:36 AM
I'm not sure, I'm more likely to go the other way, if I'm not interested in one, i might forget all 3  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 17, 2018, 10:18:13 AM
following Chooselife's receipt of the deluxe Tao Long

Chooselife destroys another soul...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Vinçon on January 19, 2018, 05:06:21 PM
Well, here it comes one of my very first pledges: Tiny Epic Zombies - A Game of Brutal Survival.

I couldn't resist but back for the deluxe version. It seems it packs a lot of fun for the price tag and endless play. I really like the artwork too!

It's already funded and the stretch goals are quite nice.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coe/tiny-epic-zombies-a-game-of-brutal-survival?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on January 22, 2018, 10:34:20 AM
Dwar7s winter (message from Vesuvius Media)

Quote
Counterfeits!

Please BEWARE! We know it sounds crazy, but we have been contacted by a couple of players who bought Dwar7s Winter from a shop in Italy!!! We saw the photos that prove it! Of course the game didn't include the miniatures, but there were cards, player mats and the rulebook. We were shocked! How was this even possible since we don't have the final artwork yet? Apparently someone is running a scam by printing the cards and the rulebook from the campaign page, and selling pretty much an empty box!

Please watch out and do not be fooled!

BUT, if you do come across a copy of Dwar7s Winter for sale in a retail store or games market, please take photos of the box and the store (!), and send the information our way.

People say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but we want to make sure our players have the best quality games... we are not feeling flattered.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on January 24, 2018, 12:41:31 AM
Lots to contend with atm:

First up: Valeria: Kingdom Cards
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dailymagicgames/valeria-card-kingdoms-shadowvale?ref=CarcC

I've put down a couple a few quid to get the 'premium' Print and Play to allow me to catch up with promos and exclusives not available in retail.

The Scarlet Pimpernel:
I love the over production of EGG games, so I need to give this one a proper look-at:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eaglegryphon/the-scarlet-pimpernel-signature-edition?ref=CarcC

Gentes Deluxe:
Heard good stuff about this one, but need to see if it's anything more than a pretentious cube-pusher
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaelmindes/gentes-deluxifiedtm-edition?ref=CarcC
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 30, 2018, 06:20:52 AM
Endeavor: Age of Sail (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burntislandgames/endeavor-age-of-sail/description) is live. I probably won't back it in the end because I'm trying not to buy many games in general anymore and especially those that will be hard to get to the table, and this is one of them.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chartreusito on January 30, 2018, 06:50:03 AM
Endeavor: Age of Sail (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burntislandgames/endeavor-age-of-sail/description) is live. I probably won't back it in the end because I'm trying not to buy many games in general anymore and especially those that will be hard to get to the table, and this is one of them.

I feel the same way recently. I'm waiting for my copy of 7th Continent, but i lost my fellow players recently, a good part of them being med students, they tend to move every 6 months.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 09, 2018, 06:24:23 AM
I'm Decar and it's been several days since my last backing:

Currently backing:

Valeria - Card Kingdoms on a Print and Play level:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dailymagicgames/valeria-card-kingdoms-shadowvale?ref=carcc

The Viceroy Expansion:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maydaygames/viceroy-times-of-darkness-expansion?ref=carcc

Also considering:

Deadmen tell no tales Expansion:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/miniongames/dead-men-tell-no-tales-board-game-expansion-miniat?ref=carcc

PulpDetective:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/avstudio-ludibooster/pulp-detective?ref=carcc
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on February 09, 2018, 07:54:11 AM
I've slowed down on KS, renew my old collection game, 15 new games, still 30 games to come, watching endeavor and viceroy, could be one, probably endeavor.  :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 09, 2018, 08:53:03 AM
Happy 200th post btw Dragon Lord!

Jungleboy noted that I've thus far backed: 132 KS projects  :o :o :o

and we thought Chooselife had a problem  ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on February 09, 2018, 08:58:24 AM
Happy 200th post btw Dragon Lord!

Jungleboy noted that I've thus far backed: 132 KS projects  :o :o :o

Happy 132nd KickStarter backing Decar! 8) :(y)

(and happy 200th post Dragonlord)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on February 09, 2018, 09:09:53 AM
Thanks guys. 44 KS backing since april 2017, just received this dice on EBay, but it was from a holiday release KS.  :black1-meeple:
It will be useful for my prototype game, may be a future KS project lol
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on February 09, 2018, 10:06:53 PM
There are so many interesting campaigns right now and I’ve done well to hold off … for the most part … so far …

Currently the only active KS campaign for me is the expansion for Fields of Green - Grand Fair
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241478362/fields-of-green-grand-fair?ref=user_menu (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/241478362/fields-of-green-grand-fair?ref=user_menu)

I was tempted by Gentes: Deluxified but it was suited for a higher player count. Today they announced a two-player board, (printed on the backside of the main board - that is also suitable for solo play). I might take another look at this again.

I’m REALLY considering Prehistory.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/prehistory/description  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/prehistory/description)

Classic Stone Age board game is still a favourite and this takes that theme and kicks it up several notches, especially with little elements of Civ. building and Exploration.

It also checks off a lot of favourite game mechanism: Modular Board, Set Collection, Tile Placement, Worker Placement and Area Control / Area Influence.

There are three play areas that are partially based on a seasonal rotation.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/73/60/69/7360699bec1245aa2a7c717da0c4d044.jpg)
Main board area

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/bc/22/a7/bc22a7ead110accf928b2d8a0a2302fc.jpg)
Modular exploration and hunting ground area

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8a/f5/06/8af5061102e9170bf20c3d6e2b1340d5.jpg)
Player boards that also act as an active play area

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/af/ca/71/afca71c6a34c55f6bd631743cae2de03.jpg)
The run throughs I watched showed a fun theme with lots of variability and good decision-making. A user on BGG got a Trajan vibe while it reminds me of Clans of Caledonia - not so much in game play but the range of play options. Still lots of time to decide on this one!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 10, 2018, 09:31:39 AM
Prehistory does look amazing, but I know it won't visit our table ;(
Looks like a wonderful blend of mechanics
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on February 11, 2018, 02:00:18 PM
I've slowed down on KS, renew my old collection game, 15 new games, still 30 games to come, watching endeavor and viceroy, could be one, probably endeavor.  :black1-meeple:

Going for endeavor, my 45 KS project
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on February 26, 2018, 02:29:07 AM
Three days left for Endeavor with some great stretch goals to hopefully be reached!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180226/1ebe57a2b31bed2b57e614b3b5ae3bf5.jpg)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Squiffything on February 26, 2018, 08:05:14 AM
I’m REALLY considering Prehistory. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/prehistory/description  (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1205265935/prehistory/description)

Classic Stone Age board game is still a favourite and this takes that theme and kicks it up several notches, especially with little elements of Civ. building and Exploration.

It also checks off a lot of favourite game mechanism: Modular Board, Set Collection, Tile Placement, Worker Placement and Area Control / Area Influence.

There are three play areas that are partially based on a seasonal rotation.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/73/60/69/7360699bec1245aa2a7c717da0c4d044.jpg)
Main board area

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/bc/22/a7/bc22a7ead110accf928b2d8a0a2302fc.jpg)
Modular exploration and hunting ground area

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8a/f5/06/8af5061102e9170bf20c3d6e2b1340d5.jpg)
Player boards that also act as an active play area

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/af/ca/71/afca71c6a34c55f6bd631743cae2de03.jpg)
The run throughs I watched showed a fun theme with lots of variability and good decision-making. A user on BGG got a Trajan vibe while it reminds me of Clans of Caledonia - not so much in game play but the range of play options. Still lots of time to decide on this one!

I went for this Franks as it appealed to my Euro style game preference 9 days to go and the stretch goals are building up.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Squiffything on February 26, 2018, 08:12:05 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hexploreit/hexplore-it-the-valley-of-the-dead-king

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/015/815/701/d61e903673e72abf576eeb50f520cf4d_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1489160952&auto=format&q=92&s=6d0103e73b798733b187dc7776937f56)

This one arrived over the weekend and what a great job they have done on it. First time Kickstarters and yet the production levels are fantastic. Can't wait to get it to the table on Wednesday at the gamers gathering.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on February 27, 2018, 05:54:12 AM
Our hilarious hex-puns have been hextracted to elsewhere (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3862.0)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 01, 2018, 07:59:38 AM
The pledge manager for Museum has finally arrived. I backed only for the base game so now I need to decide which expansions (if any) to add. What's everyone else going for?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Chooselife on March 01, 2018, 08:07:41 AM
ALL IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on March 01, 2018, 08:32:14 AM
Vincent Dutrait isn't doing a lot of the expansion artwork, so I am sticking with the base game and the 4 euro expansion.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on March 01, 2018, 09:47:32 AM
I did all in as I like the concepts of the expansions :D
As people say: It should be a Vincent only game....". I don't mind if another artist is learning to catchup on Vincent and all the work he does will be approved by Vincent ;)
So in my understandings it still is a Vincent Dutrait game, even with some minor things drawn by another author. It still stays a great game. For what I have seen till now
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: yimhj on March 01, 2018, 11:23:57 AM
All in for me too. I'm very excited by this game.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on March 05, 2018, 04:07:01 PM
Probably backing this one  :black1-meeple:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/278847765/auztralia-board-game-by-martin-wallace/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/278847765/auztralia-board-game-by-martin-wallace/description)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on March 06, 2018, 04:13:12 AM
Probably backing this one  :black1-meeple:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/278847765/auztralia-board-game-by-martin-wallace/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/278847765/auztralia-board-game-by-martin-wallace/description)

There's a Rahdo runthrough now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxieQhIycC0
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Squiffything on March 06, 2018, 08:24:02 AM
I'm in for Deadwood 1876.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travishancock/deadwood-1876-a-safe-robbing-game-of-teamwork-and/comments

No more new ones for me.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 06, 2018, 09:31:02 AM
Palm Island here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portaldragon/palm-island-portable-card-game?ref=user_menu

It's a quick cardgame that works solo, co-op or competitive.  The game is playeed with a deck you keep in your hand, so it's super portable.

I'm interested in the plastic cards too, that makes them durable.

Currently, smashing stretch goals.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 14, 2018, 04:19:26 AM
Amazed we didn't post this yesterday:

Architects of the West Kingdom:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/architects-of-the-west-kingdom?ref=carcc

It's a take on worker placement, which is quite different from their previous game: Raiders of the North Sea.
I got to play Raiders last night and it was simply great.  So I'm happy to see more from the small NZ publisher.
This one is an insta-back, for me.  Their previous Kickstarters have gone without fault (and even arrived early once).

Two Thumbs Up from me:  :(y) :(y)    [which is weird because I only have one left-thumb]
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on March 14, 2018, 04:29:06 AM
Palm Island here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portaldragon/palm-island-portable-card-game?ref=user_menu

It's a quick cardgame that works solo, co-op or competitive.  The game is playeed with a deck you keep in your hand, so it's super portable.

I'm interested in the plastic cards too, that makes them durable.

Currently, smashing stretch goals.

Did you took the hybrid/all-weather version? I'm doubting about the plastic cards
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 14, 2018, 04:44:16 AM
I saw a video on the tubes that showed the plastic cards, I thought they were worth a shot.  They look very durable, not sure how well the paint will remain, but from what people say it's embedded before the top layer, so shouldn't ever cause an issue.

It comes with a Print and Play edition, so I could always print some onto card if I wanted card ones :D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on March 14, 2018, 05:09:55 AM
I saw a video on the tubes that showed the plastic cards, I thought they were worth a shot.  They look very durable, not sure how well the paint will remain, but from what people say it's embedded before the top layer, so shouldn't ever cause an issue.

It comes with a Print and Play edition, so I could always print some onto card if I wanted card ones :D

There you make a good point indeed. Tnx I missed that video I think ::)
It came also with that lovely solo case right?
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 14, 2018, 06:07:17 AM
Here's the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_kuEQK7qtc

I think every pledge at some level comes with a plastic wallet for a solo-play.
You can add on another if you need 2, but there is a choice on boxes.
I've got some of these wallets from Button-Shy games, they're ok, nothing amazing.

The choice of boxes are: A nice UV-spot cardboard box with a magnet, Or a plastic travel box.

I'm not sure which either look like, but you can change in a pledge manager later, so will probably decide then.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on March 14, 2018, 06:21:30 AM
I've gone for the hybrid, with plastic cards and cardboard box. Thought these cards would be more suitable given that you're constantly holding them, so won't get worn like normal (un sleeved) cards would. Not long left now before KS ends, so make sure you back it soon Sinscerly if you intending to!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on March 14, 2018, 06:46:18 AM
I've gone for the hybrid, with plastic cards and cardboard box. Thought these cards would be more suitable given that you're constantly holding them, so won't get worn like normal (un sleeved) cards would. Not long left now before KS ends, so make sure you back it soon Sinscerly if you intending to!
I backed yesterday for the Print and Play version. So I will get into the pledgemanager, but probably I go for the hybrid as you get the files to ^-^
Also I travel around 2 hours a day to school and back. So it would be a good thing to do in the bus or train O0
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on March 14, 2018, 06:57:40 AM
Pleased you've backed it. I was a little unsure about the game when I first saw it, but it's growing on me and I like the idea of having something so portable that works as a solo, competitive and coop game. Still not sure about long term interest, but figured it wasn't all that expensive so went for it. I'm not craft wise enough to produce decent quality print and play version that wouldn't get easily trashed, so this was never an option for me.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on March 14, 2018, 10:58:20 AM
...good point, wouldn't want to keep a normal deck of cards in my hands for ages and ages, the plastic ones will blatantly last longer.

You'd be surprised what a home printer and some decent paper can do Rich - you don't need to be too crafty to print some cards!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on March 14, 2018, 11:06:18 AM
Pleased you've backed it. I was a little unsure about the game when I first saw it, but it's growing on me and I like the idea of having something so portable that works as a solo, competitive and coop game. Still not sure about long term interest, but figured it wasn't all that expensive so went for it. I'm not craft wise enough to produce decent quality print and play version that wouldn't get easily trashed, so this was never an option for me.

Yeah I was really doubting, to do it. But I did so let's see when it arrives
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on April 04, 2018, 02:32:18 AM
18 hours to back Architects of the West Kingdom :
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/architects-of-the-west-kingdom?ref=carcc

The games from the North Sea trilogy has been out on our table several times this month!
This look to be another take on Worker Placement.

Also looking at the Tramways spin off: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/avstudio-ludibooster/tramways-engineers-workbook?ref=carcc

and the super-light, but love the art work: Dragon Keepers:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/knightworks/dragon-keepers-by-vital-lacerda-and-catarina-lacer?ref=carc
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on April 04, 2018, 04:05:15 PM
I'm also in for Architects, hope its a good one!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: wolnic on April 04, 2018, 04:06:36 PM
Likewise ...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on April 04, 2018, 11:06:27 PM
Backerkit of Palm Island is live till 10 April ;)
But with that lovely underwater case I have no clue anymore wich I want.
I love the idea to have those plastic cards  8)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 17, 2018, 10:19:35 AM
I am planning to back Sprawlopolis for $12.  I am not sure if I am going to pony up $7 more for Circle The Wagons. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239309591/sprawlopolis-a-solo-and-cooperative-city-building (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239309591/sprawlopolis-a-solo-and-cooperative-city-building)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 18, 2018, 12:47:23 AM
Circle The Wagons is their most popular game. We've played it a few times and really enjoyed it. I'd like a few more cards in it to be honest.

Sprawlopolis loses the head-to-head thing in preference to co-op.  I'd be in but $10 means I'll be forced to wait,  I've got most of their other games, so there's no benefit in shipping lots.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on May 18, 2018, 02:43:23 AM
Are it 18 cards in total?
Also they are not really eu-friendly :'(
It looks as a promising game. Fun strategy and nice point system
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 18, 2018, 02:49:59 AM
A couple I'm watching at the moment:

Noggin the Nog of the North Lands:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2028436519/tales-of-the-northlands-the-sagas-of-noggin-the-no?ref=CarcC

Looks to be quite a heavy Worker Placement with wonderful artwork from Peter Fermin, who required the game to have an accessible family mode.  It plays solo too and works as a anti-co-op with higher players.  Looking forward to trying this out at the UKGE next week.

Villagers
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sinisterfish/villagers-card-drafting-and-village-building-for-1?ref=CarcC
Looks like a simple card/resource drafty game - I can't tell if it's too simple or has weird balance/catch-up issues — but the artwork is nice and it's free UK delivery!  I'm keeping an eye on it.

Villages of Valeria:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dailymagicgames/villages-of-valeria-landmarks?ref=CarcC
Couple of hours left on this one, may join the Print and Play - I love The Micro's artwork - so may just order the PnP
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: dirk2112 on May 18, 2018, 03:28:43 AM

Also they are not really eu-friendly :'(


Wow!  I didn't notice the shipping.  Now I feel bad for posting it here.  Nothing on the main page says anything about shipping until you go to back it.   :(n)   

I would think you could ship something with 18 cards to Germany or the UK for the price of a first class envelope (~$3). 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 18, 2018, 03:32:41 AM

Also they are not really eu-friendly :'(


Wow!  I didn't notice the shipping.  Now I feel bad for posting it here.  Nothing on the main page says anything about shipping until you go to back it.   :(n)   

I would think you could ship something with 18 cards to Germany or the UK for the price of a first class envelope (~$3).
Free shipping on their web-store if you send $50   - I save a couple up  :(y)
They also make a lot of promos exclusive to their patreon,  which I'd consider backing....if the postage wasn't $10 a fortnight..... :(  :(n) :(n) :(n)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Sinscerly on May 18, 2018, 06:50:03 AM
I am probably gonna pnp villagers.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on May 18, 2018, 08:10:02 AM
Waiting for about 25 KS projects this summer, so I'm only backing one for now:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tytogames/azimuth-ride-the-winds/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tytogames/azimuth-ride-the-winds/description)

I've Stone Daze from Tyto, quality components, so this one looks interesting, gambling with other players for the wind change.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 18, 2018, 08:37:34 AM
Sounds like restraint Dragonlord  ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on May 18, 2018, 09:47:10 AM
I will have a lot of different games to renew my old collection, so I won't need too many if I want to get the chance to play with them. :)

Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on May 19, 2018, 07:54:04 AM
You can still fit all your games in one photo  ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: mPony on May 19, 2018, 08:24:25 PM
I will have a lot of different games to renew my old collection, so I won't need too many if I want to get the chance to play with them. :)

DUDE, you have SUPER QUIZ! :)  My Mom still has that one.  Great trivia game!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on May 20, 2018, 05:55:45 AM
I will have a lot of different games to renew my old collection, so I won't need too many if I want to get the chance to play with them. :)

DUDE, you have SUPER QUIZ! :)  My Mom still has that one.  Great trivia game!

It's the "82 french version, yes great trivia game.  :black1-meeple:
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 03, 2018, 07:39:42 AM
Rather than cross posting I've written up some opinions on games being crowd funded on Kickstarter having played or seen them at the UKGE:  You can read about it here (http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3924.msg58615#msg58615).

Dice Dungeon:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/34735497/the-dice-dungeon?ref=carcc

Tales of the Northlands:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2028436519/tales-of-the-northlands-the-sagas-of-noggin-the-no/description?ref=carcc

Villagers:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sinisterfish/villagers-card-drafting-and-village-building-for-1?ref=carcc

Forgotten Floof:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kladman/forgotten-floof?ref=carcc

Ruthless:
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/234450/ruthless
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 07, 2018, 01:42:52 AM
The Man vs Meeple KS has just ended.

I've got a few extra slots for some of their promos,
but I'm not allowed to duplicate anything:

If you're interested in any of these let me know:

1.Brook City
3.Vikings Gone Wild
4. Monster Lands
5. Too Many Bones
6. Don't Mess with Cthulhu
8. Fairy Tile
0. Champions of Midgard
11. This War of Mine
12. Terraforming Mars
13. Whistle Stop
14. Energy Empire
15. Evolution
16.Robin Hood
18. Critical Mass
19. Dinosaur Island
21. Space Freaks
22. Train Heist
25. War of the Ring (cheaper on BGG)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 07, 2018, 01:50:57 AM
In other news, I printed the Villagers PnP yesterday lunch time and when I came home from work my wife had already folded & cut them all out:

(http://tehill.net/carcassonne/fun/20180606_225244.jpg)

We'll report back before the KS closes  :(y)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on June 07, 2018, 06:07:36 AM
The Man vs Meeple KS has just ended.

I've got a few extra slots for some of their promos,
but I'm not allowed to duplicate anything:

If you're interested in any of these let me know:

1.Brook City
3.Vikings Gone Wild
4. Monster Lands
5. Too Many Bones
6. Don't Mess with Cthulhu
8. Fairy Tile
0. Champions of Midgard
11. This War of Mine
12. Terraforming Mars
13. Whistle Stop
14. Energy Empire
15. Evolution
16.Robin Hood
18. Critical Mass
19. Dinosaur Island
21. Space Freaks
22. Train Heist
25. War of the Ring (cheaper on BGG)

Thanks Decar, I would be interested in the bold items above, especially Terraforming Mars. I can't get enough of that right now. Great in a group and great solo!

Nice work on the PnP, look forward to your report!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 07, 2018, 06:18:52 AM
Thanks franks!

It looks Terraforming Mars is just the 'snow algae' promo which is available on the BGG store for a lot less than Man vs Meeple is offering.

They're averaging around $8 a promo atm

I'll put you down for Champions and Midgard and Whistle stop if you're interested.

I've managed to completely miss the Terraforming Mars hype and I've heard some good things about whistle stop too!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on June 07, 2018, 06:27:14 AM
Thanks franks!

It looks Terraforming Mars is just the 'snow algae' promo which is available on the BGG store for a lot less than Man vs Meeple is offering.

They're averaging around $8 a promo atm

I'll put you down for Champions and Midgard and Whistle stop if you're interested.

I've managed to completely miss the Terraforming Mars hype and I've heard some good things about whistle stop too!

Decar, thanks for the clarification! I do have Snow Algae but appreciate the other promo's.

Check out Terraforming Mars if you can, from what I've seen of the games you enjoy, I think this one would work for you! Keep in mind it is a card driven game, the board is very active but it is more of a card game than a board game, at least in it's core driving function. I believe it deserves the current hype!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on June 07, 2018, 06:28:18 AM
I'm currently pledged on these money pits  ;D

I was in the first Mythic Battles Pantheon and am only going to top up on the 1.5 upgrade and two of the expansion boxes I missed on the first KS, Hera and Hephaistos

Mythic Battles: Pantheon 1.5
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/806316071/mythic-battles-pantheon-15/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/806316071/mythic-battles-pantheon-15/description)

I'm a big fan of the Command and Colors game systems and own most all the iterations. I'm finding it hard to look past this KS. It is a costly one but am generally happy with the output from PSC. I'm sure the oversized neoprene map board and a load of minis is what drove the price for this one so high. It's is too bad the ships for both factions are the same sculpts but one could do a nice paint job to give them even more distinction. I might pull out last minute on this but am definitely interested.

Richard Borg's Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare board game
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992455033/richard-borgs-red-alert-space-fleet-warfare-board/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1992455033/richard-borgs-red-alert-space-fleet-warfare-board/description)

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/66/b8/18/66b818f04a2fe22c4fcf3999e05fa596.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/ab/9e/6a/ab9e6a9f7ee09a0a3ec5f651fba4c7ff.jpg)
 
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: oosie on June 07, 2018, 06:51:19 AM
Red Alert caught my eye as well, though initially I thought of a board game version of Command & Conquer: Red Alert, but I guess this is a C&C: Red Alert as well, but just Commands & Colors  8)

I'll likely go for the reverse strategy though and possibly jump in on the last minute.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 08, 2018, 02:48:06 AM
this is the only Red Alert I know:
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/openra-red-alert/images/c/cb/Main.png/revision/latest?cb=20171005060359)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on June 08, 2018, 06:01:10 AM
Those were the days. It's been many years since I landed a Chinook full of Tanyas in anyone's base, and no that's not a strange euphemism.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 08, 2018, 06:07:50 AM
It all went down hill after the sequel to the sequel's sequel came out
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 09, 2018, 08:57:31 AM
It's sad faces from us after playing 'Villagers' at 2players.

I left a somewhat harsh review on Board Game Geek and the designer has contacted me to make sure we were playing it right, I think we were...but let's see:

The game is scored through 2 scoring rounds called Market Place Phases - through card manipulation we were both able to: 1) Delay the first Market Phase and 2) Reduce the Mid-game phase.  As a result the game ended very abruptly.  The tech trees are generally horizontal at 2 players.  This is because half the cards never partake in the game, meaning the ones you need may never come out.  So you spend the time spreading out rather than specialising.  It's a classic statistical issue, too many card types and only so many view-holes.  This is by no means terrible - but we both felt like another scoring phase would just balloon scores for the sake of it.

Player interaction is pretty low, that's not necessarily a bad thing (it is for us - we like nothing more than stuffing over each other's plans) - apparently some expansions helps this.

We found the game really easy to play, and pretty intuitive, but for us it lacked depth.  Our scores were close at the end, but we couldn't tell if that was through good choices of cards or because the game was playing us.  Even though 6 cards are drawn to draft from every round, we both struggled to have choices due to the sheer number of types of card.

It's been a fascinating analysis of the game - and hopefully you can tell it's not been easy.  I love the aesthetic and feel of the game, but this time I think the game will be judged by its cover, by a lot of people.

Currently, there are a LOT of drafting games on the market, and at 2players I'd rather be playing 7 Wonders or something with more impact.

It's great that the designer took the time to send me an email about the issues we hit at 2-players, I hope they're able to rectify some of them, or put me straight, or we were simply playing it wrong - Will keep you all posted!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on June 09, 2018, 07:18:30 PM
Nice solo/ 2 players co-op games.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/goblivion/goblivion-a-solo-co-op-castle-siege-card-game/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/goblivion/goblivion-a-solo-co-op-castle-siege-card-game/description)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 13, 2018, 02:43:49 AM
Anyone looked at 'New Corp Order' has a couple of days left and looks interesting.  I'd probably wait for retail thanks to Shipping costs.


Word of warning to anyone that backed Unbroken, it's more expensive to add a second copy to your order, and postage is more than double the cost too.  So currently, you'd have been better off pledging twice.  They're looking to fix this...let's hope they get that sorted.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 22, 2018, 03:24:24 AM
Slippery slope for me at the moment... I'm back on the Kickstarter Band Wagon... I blame Jungleboy for not being here to rationalize my purchases:

Currently glued to Trickerion - the last set of stretch goals are far out, probably because this is the 3rd printing of the game.  It's a lot heavier than my usual boardgame purchases but the worker placement mechanics seem quite dynamic because each location has a choice of 4 modifications and at 2p certain bonuses are blocked out each turn.  It's neat there are different types of workers too:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/438141406/trickerion-dahlgaards-academy-and-collectors-editi/?ref=carcc
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on June 22, 2018, 05:11:47 AM
Me again - I know some of you love Lanterns, so might want to grab the promo from Greg's Stikfas animation campaign.

He carefully explains the rules to boardgames using stop-frame animation - they're wonderful to watch:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/727164689/stikfa-mations-by-greg-cornell-season-5?ref=carcc
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 24, 2018, 04:35:03 PM
One of only 2 boardgames set in Wales... how could I resist:


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nskngames/snowdonia-deluxe-master-set?ref=carcc
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on July 24, 2018, 05:47:20 PM
One of only 2 boardgames set in Wales... how could I resist:


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nskngames/snowdonia-deluxe-master-set?ref=carcc

I'm in as well.

Have always been curious and had earlier passed up on a fairly pricy copy of the Indie Boards and Cards edition that included a mini expansion. I did like the Klemens Franz art in that copy but hard to pass up on the massive bling in this version!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 25, 2018, 12:18:14 AM
Believe you're covered by the 273k stretchgoal, the original artwork has been added to the alternative side of the game board!

I'm happy to see the 255k stetchgoal too. I think more games should be brave enough to do away with massive boards. I like this has given players a choice.

Looks like a new solo AI-mode is about to be unlocked too!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 25, 2018, 03:07:36 PM
And Dawn of the Zeds has got me too:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/567823005/dawn-of-the-zeds-third-edition-reprint-three-expan

These Kickstarters are like busses - you wait 20 minutes and then 3 come at once!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on July 26, 2018, 05:07:50 AM
Hiya. I've been sat on the fence for a while trying to justify backing Snowdonia on KS and have just discovered bulk group purchases. This KS finishes today but it may still be possible to join a group pledge - we're a couple of people short (to create another group of 6). If you're based in the UK, take a look and post in the Snowdonia event if you're interested ASAP as Decar and I would love to get a copy of the game at approx half the standalone KS pledge amount (the group buy looks like just £44.50 delivered). It's a closed FB group btw, but my request was approved in minutes. Cheers, Rich.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2011576635539041/
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on July 26, 2018, 06:55:13 AM
Merit from me Rich the Fish for organising this for me!  Saved me almost enough to pay for Dawn of the Zeds :D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on September 30, 2018, 03:55:41 AM
Thought I'd share this one:

Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails - The Board Game:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thenobleartist/hero-master-an-epic-game-of-epic-fails-the-board-g

Not really in my wheel house-but I spoke to the guy at the UKGE and he's an all round nice bloke.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: oosie on October 02, 2018, 08:39:32 AM
Talking about "epic" games, there's 4 days left to back Tiny Epic Mechs: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coe/tiny-epic-mechs-mechanized-entertainment-combat-he

It would be nice if the last stretch goal (colored mechs) gets unlocked...
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: oosie on October 11, 2018, 06:14:46 AM
Being Dutch/Canadian I had to back this little game from Canada about a city in the Netherlands: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1812622835/town-builder-coevorden

The publisher is from Vancouver and I noticed this little snippet on Wikipedia about Coevorden (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coevorden): "The city of Coevorden may have indirectly given its name to the city of Vancouver, which is named after the 18th-century British explorer George Vancouver. The explorer's ancestors (and family name) may have originally come to England "from Coevorden" (van Coevorden > Vancoevorden > Vancouver).[5] There is also a family of nobility with the surname van Coeverden, sometimes spelled with a K (as with Canadian kayaker Adam van Koeverden)."
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: franks on October 11, 2018, 07:45:15 AM
Being Dutch/Canadian I had to back this little game from Canada about a city in the Netherlands: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1812622835/town-builder-coevorden

The publisher is from Vancouver and I noticed this little snippet on Wikipedia about Coevorden (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coevorden): "The city of Coevorden may have indirectly given its name to the city of Vancouver, which is named after the 18th-century British explorer George Vancouver. The explorer's ancestors (and family name) may have originally come to England "from Coevorden" (van Coevorden > Vancoevorden > Vancouver).[5] There is also a family of nobility with the surname van Coeverden, sometimes spelled with a K (as with Canadian kayaker Adam van Koeverden)."

Huh! Interesting background on the city name, thanks for sharing, I wasn't aware of that. Sounds very plausible and likely!

I also decided to go into it with the low entry level $20CND, didn't quite see the value of doubling the price for the play mat. Big plus it plays solo though I have a Dutch Pal at work that will, I'm sure, enjoy this. He has been one the most enthusiastic recruits to my game group there. He hates when we miss a day due to the odd time that 'work' gets in the way  ::) :D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: oosie on October 11, 2018, 02:38:36 PM
I went for the same level for the same reason... Every game seems to come with their own playmat(s) these days! I don't mind having one or two, but there seems to be some overkill with this imho.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Mikeagan on June 21, 2019, 10:49:14 PM
Escape: The Curse of the Temple (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/escape-new-quests-and-traps/description?ref=bggforums) is back on kickstarter for a reprint...

They Just added...

$1 or more

Early Bird 3: All In Escape Big Box
Same content as other All In Pledges, but for those slightly less early.
You will receive a copy of:
Escape Big Box 2nd Edition (Msrp: $90)
Escape: New Quests - Riddle, Ascension and Boulder chamber (Msrp: $12)
Escape: New Traps - Quicksand, Beast and Lava chamber (Msrp: $12)
Escape Queenie: 12 -14 - Slide, Map and Whishing Well (Msrp: $18)

Limit 100 Backers

Estimated delivery
Oct 2019
Ships to
Anywhere in the world
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on June 24, 2019, 03:56:23 PM
Watch your purses with the all-in Middara...  :black1-meeple:
Too expensive for me.  :(
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on June 25, 2019, 10:27:18 PM
A friend has relaunch a nice game.  :black1-meeple:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fundamentalgames/legends-of-novus (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fundamentalgames/legends-of-novus)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RujOwCQ-SsM&t=2236s
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: toastytoast on August 13, 2019, 01:33:22 AM
I think my one and only KS game this year will be the now-ended Dinogenics. I had (up until recently) Dinosaur Island however having played Dinogenics at a game night/tabletopia it does everything I wanted from a Jurassic Park-inspired game (essentially, Agricola with dinos!).

A big hit to the wallet though, so not only will I try to avoid kickstarter for the rest of the year, I will have to sell one of my games if I want another replace with another ( I try to do a one in, one out policy anyway). Expansions and really tiny card games don't count, right?  ;)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on August 14, 2019, 05:27:53 AM
I was also on Dinogenics, only the expansion and the update stock.  :black1-meeple:
I'm also on Frontier, a nice british game, just get funded.  :green-meeple:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/363185239/frontier-1/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/363185239/frontier-1/description)
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on August 14, 2019, 04:34:51 PM
wow Frontier has some colourful artwork.
Im on a KS hiatus at the moment. I have lots arriving, but not much is piqued my interest. Sleeping Gods is probably closest right now.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on September 10, 2019, 09:31:59 AM
I can't pass this KS: Nouvelle-France.  :black1-meeple:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/217170560/nouvelle-france/description (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/217170560/nouvelle-france/description)
Title: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on November 27, 2019, 04:45:03 AM
In case anyone didn't know what to get danisthirty for Christmas.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191127/a02399af9241d9e2e98d6a85b0a8d37c.jpg)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grailgames/medici-the-dice-game-kinizias-medici-family-expands?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=medici
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Decar on November 27, 2019, 05:32:53 AM
Haha Jungleboy,

I already shared it with Dan on the slack channel.

Medici is Dan's favourite game, after being punched in the face.  ;D
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: danisthirty on November 27, 2019, 07:29:54 AM
I appreciate you thinking of me jungleboy.

Chooselife actually came up with a pretty good "being punched in the face" themed dice game that would be my preference, but it's a close second...

Hope you're doing well my friend!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 14, 2020, 07:07:14 AM
School of Sorcery (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337407318/school-of-sorcery?ref=discovery&term=school%20of%20sorcery) by Steve Finn launched yesterday.

It's a reboot of the out-of-print The Institute of Magical Arts, which I own and love (although I haven't played it for ages now). It has some improved artwork and streamlined rules, but I'm happy with the original, and I don't really buy games anymore, so I won't back this one. But if you're after a 2-player magical game with lots of tension, dice rolling and an unusual take on area control, check it out.
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: jungleboy on January 19, 2020, 05:19:30 AM
School of Sorcery (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337407318/school-of-sorcery?ref=discovery&term=school%20of%20sorcery) by Steve Finn launched yesterday.

Funded!
Title: Re: KICKSTARTER (watch your purses)
Post by: Dragonlord on January 20, 2020, 04:05:42 PM
I should take my 100 backing this week, almost 3 years since everything have begun here, but a lot of great games and accessories.  :black1-meeple: