Here we are once again for the 83rd edition of the Kickstarter Blitz! As always, times are in MST, and funding levels were correct at the time I put it together – I’m trying to finish it early because we have a baby due any day now. On with the list!
The Warp (Thomas Snauwaert, Jumping Turtle Games) is a sci-fi 4X game. There are 16 races in the game, as well as 66 possible mission objectives. In standard 4X style, you’ll be exploring, expanding, exploiting, and exterminating to accomplish your goals. It’s a nice looking game, though its presentation definitely makes me think of Cosmic Encounter even if it doesn’t play anything like it. (Ends 11/29 @ 2:00 PM. Currently funded. €80. Estimated to arrive August 2021.)
Rune (Zemilio, Little Rocket Games) is an abstract card-based microgame where you’re trying to link different runes through card placement. Then you’re trying to control big groups of runes by placing rune masters. Seems like a pretty simple and fun abstract game. This is actually for a reprint of the game, which originally came out in 2019. (Ends 11/30 @ 2:00 PM. Currently funded. €9. Estimated to arrive July 2021)
Hibachi (Marco Teubner, Grail Games) is a game set in a Japanese restaurant. There’s a dexterity element to it, as players throw discs to determine what ingredients they can get. You’re trying to fulfill recipes, and ultimately trying to complete three different orders to win. I like restaurants as a theme, so this one looks very cool. (Ends 11/30 @ 9:59 PM. Currently funded. $42 Australian. Estimated to arrive November 2021)
Dice Splice (Caitlin Russell, SeaGriffin Games) is a pirate-themed dice game where you’re rolling a hand of dice, then choosing three to stack on your treasure hoard while following placement rules. The campaign goes a little overboard with the pirate speak, but the game looks fun. (Ends 12/2 @ 8:57 AM. Currently almost funded. £19. Estimated to arrive May 2021)
P’achakuna (Stefan Kraft/Moreno Vogel, Treecer) is a game set in the Andes, and features you and your llama. You’re trying to deliver dye to mountain villages, and certain llamas move in certain ways. The game has some really cool looking lleeples, and looks quite beautiful. (Ends 12/2 @ 3:59 PM. Currently funded. CHF 39 [$43 US]. Estimated to arrive June 2021)
Rescuing Robin Hood (Bryce Brown, Castillo Games) is a cooperative deck builder where you are leading the Merry Band to try to rescue him from the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Robin Hood mythos is quite familiar, but usually in this type of game, you are focusing on Robin himself. So this seems like a cool take. (Ends 12/3 @ 10:59 PM. Currently not funded. $30. Estimated to arrive August 2021)
Four Humours (Charlie McCarron, Adam’s Apple Games) is a game about pharmacy in the Middle Ages. You know, the good old days when anything could be cured by bleeding. You’re trying to help balance the four humours (choleric, sanguine, melancholic, and phlegmatic) in order to win. I like the theme. This is one I should look into more. (Ends 12/4 @ 7:00 PM. Currently funded. $30. Estimated to arrive August 2021)
Rulebenders (Tom Vandeweyer, Game Brewer) is a time traveling game where the rules get twisted up and you end up with a different game every time. You’re traveling between different possible game themes – Arabian Nights, Fantasy, Prehistoric, Pirates, Sci-Fi, and of course Zombies. It looks like a super cool game, and one I want to check out more. (Ends 12/11 @ 8:00 AM. Currently funded. $65. Estimated to arrive October 2021)
And that’s a wrap! I’m about to go on my traditional December hiatus, so you’re only going to hear from me twice over the next month. The next post will be Kickstarter Blitz #84 on December 18, followed by the latest edition of the Post-Holiday Gift Guide on December 24. Those dates are tentative, and really depend on how busy I am with the baby that should be here soon. Stay safe out there, and thanks for reading!