I have previously written about my joy at receiving the original Dale of Merchants and how excited I was to back the sequel (even if the penguins didn’t quite make it). So when the Dale of Merchants collection appeared on Kickstarter it was an instant back. Not only does it include the long-awaited penguins, but … More A couple of Kickstarters – Dale of Merchants Collection (with added penguins) and Microbrew
I had been expecting Apotheca to arrive any day and was slightly worried that it would turn up whilst I was away from home. It did and it was deposited in my blue recycling bin. Thankfully the bin is protected from the elements and provided a dry home for the game until my return one evening in … More Apotheca: what’s in the box
Back in December I received the original Dale of Merchants and described how pleased I was with the component quality and look of the game. Over the last 5 months we (my husband and I) have played it several times and enjoy its fast gameplay and close finishes. Every game is close, generally when one … More Revisiting the Dale of Merchants
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 … More Kickstarter Musings
My husband loves the Thunderbirds TV Show (and I quite like it too), we are currently watching all the original episodes on DVD. So when I found out that there was a Thunderbirds board game coming out to celebrate its 50th anniversary I knew I had to look into it. Then I saw it was a co-operative … More Thunderbirds are go!
Yesterday I received another game from kickstarter, this one even arrived a month early! Dale of Merchants is a card game where you compete to be the best merchant and are thus allowed to join the prestigious Guild of Merchants. The game comes in a small box, just the right size for all the components and doesn’t take … More A journey to the Dale of Merchants
I just had a knock at the door and was very excited to receive my copy of the game that got me into backing games on Kickstarter (I blame the Women and Gaming Forum on BoardGameGeek). Project Dreamscape has arrived! I was eager to open the box, although that proved slightly tricky as the box … More Sweet Dreams
Having only fairly recently (in the last year) started backing games on Kickstarter it was great to take my first delivery of a Kickstarted game yesterday. The game is ExoPlanets, where you create a new solar system, placing planets and then developing life on them to gain creation points. I was excited to see what … More The universe arrived in the post