Jess’s Fave Five Kickstarters of the Week 10/12/18

Hello Friday! This Friday as with many other Friday’s past we take a look at a few Kickstarters that look pretty darned cool. What fit the bill this week? Check out the list below to find out!

Waters of Nereus

Waters of Nereus is one of Dr. Finns heavier games and has you exploring the seas in search of treasure. Each round, players will simultaneously choose to activate one of their crew members and, on their turn, take their actions. you have to try out-think your opponents because crew members efficacy decreases with each player that chooses that role. The first player to choose that crewman will get the full amount of resources and each subsequent person will get one less than the previous. There are several route to winning, between trying to collect up gems, hiring a talented crew, or fueling your hidden science cards so you can try out different strategies each time you play.

We took a look at Waters of Nereus when  Dr. Finn was still working on it and even in prototype form, the game was still a dun adventure. As a bonus, Beth Sobel has illustrated the game; making it look absolutely gorgeous. Sail on over to the Waters of Nereus Kickstarter to learn more.

Campy Creatures: Expansion I and 2nd Edition

Oh my gosh do we love Campy Creatures. It is such a great game night game and I cannot wait to get my hands on the expansion. Through this Kickstarter you can get the expansion and the updated 2nd edition of the game. These come with new mortals, locations, and of course monsters!

The game is a set collection game where everyone plays mad scientists trying to gather up mortals to perform nefarious experiments upon. To capture mortals, everyone will simultaneously choose one of the monsters from their hands to play. The monster with the highest value wins first choice of the mortals, but as each monster has powers that affect the round, you can manipulate the situation with a clever play. I really love the first edition and if you want to see a full review of it check out our review here. You can find out more about the updated edition and expansion for Campy Creatures on Kickstarter here.


Unrecorded Siege

I’m not usually into war games, but Unrecorded Siege has an interesting twist that caught my eye.  The game is set during the Hundred Years War and players can play either as the French or English as they try to take control of the battlefield. Your resources allow you to place troops and obstacles and this is where things get neat. Unrecorded Siege has a dexterity flicking element and the barriers you erect are actual physical objects on the board that will protect against your opponents flicked troops.

Like i said, I don’t play many war games, but for what I have played, I’ve never seen one incorporate flicking before and that intrigues me. There may be other titles out there that I haven’t been exposed to yet, but until then I’ll be investigating Unrecorded Siege. Take a look at the game here on Kickstarter.

Lovelace & Babbage

The Tiny Epic Scott Almes takes a break from cramming massive games into little boxes to team up with Artana to bring forth Lovelace & Babbage, a (I can’t believe the words I’m about to say) real-time game of competitive computer programming.

In Lovelace & Babbage, you and your fellow programmers will engage the shared mechanisms a computational engine in order to output values which will satisfy patrons. In real time, you’ll add functions to the computer, changing the sequence engine and bring yourself ever closer to gaining influence and unlocking subroutines to further expand your programming prowess!

The aesthetic of Lovelace & Babbage is awesome, and it looks like it’s going to be a great brain-burner of a challenge! Take a peek at Lovelace & Babbage here!

10th Anniversary Edition Belfort

Tasty Minstrel Games is bringing back their excellent (and looooong out of print) worker placement game, featuring deluxe components, impossible-to-find expansions, and some new content!  In Belfort, you’ll be managing a work force of Elves, Dwarves, and Gnomes as they work with the town guilds to build up the titular city.  Classic worker placement mechanics meet clever resource management as players gather materials and construct the city of Belfort.
The new content for this edition adds twists to the original gameplay, meaning that this already polished game will get new life breathed into it!  We love the original – Andrew’s still salty he couldn’t find all the expansions – so we couldn’t be more excited for this great re-release! Check out Belfort here!

Which Kickstarters are you backing this week? Let us know in the comments below!

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