Kickstarter Musings

I love watching things on Kickstarter (and deciding whether to back them or not) for many reasons: being able to contribute to discussions; seeing what stretch goals there are and wondering if they will be met; and then the excitement of knowing that one day unannounced in the future if I back a package will arrive on my doorstep. I’ve had several good Kickstarter experiences so far. Three good quality games have already arrived. The two we have tried out have been enjoyable and will definitely get played again.

The first game I backed on Kickstarter - how it all started.
The first game I backed on Kickstarter – how it all started.
Exoplanets - a journey in universe creation.
Exoplanets – a journey in universe creation.
Visiting the Dale of Merchants.
Visiting the Dale of Merchants.

Then there are the games that I’m still waiting to arrived – Knot DiceApotheca and Scythe. A disparate group of games with unique dice to make Celtic knot patterns, a puzzly tile game and a 4X game set in an alternate-history.  My tastes in games are wide ranging, but these games have one thing in common – well-run campaigns with designers who keep you updated on the highs and lows as they take their games to production and then all being well onto my doorstep.

Finally, we have two games whose campaigns are still running. Live the life you have always wanted in The Pursuit of Happiness, now entering the final 48 hour push to conquer stretch goals adding new aspects to the life you could live. Or build the best village and become the capital in Villages of Valeria, a card-based game that reminds me of Race for the Galaxy. If either of those appeal to you, join me on Kickstarter!

 

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