Jess’s Fave Five Kickstarters of the Week 11/16/18

It’s Friday. You know the drill. Let’s do this!

Luna – Brand New Deluxified™ Edition


I played Stefan Feld’s Luna a few years ago and really enjoyed it. This area control/worker placement game sets the stage with a Moon Priestess looking to name her successor. To earn her attention and potentially win their place as the next priestess, players must travel around the islands performing holy rites. The player who has earned the most favor by the end of the game wins.

The new edition of the game will come with metal coins, wooden novice meeples, and a silk-screened wooden priestess figure, but Tasty Minstrel is also offering a Deluxified version and if any of their previous deluxe games are any example, you’re not going to want to miss this! The special Deluxified™ version will come in a silver foil box with box sleeve and include wooden shrines, council, and favor tokens, dual layered boards, and a whole lot more. If you’re looking to spoil someone with a really great game then check out the brand new Deluxified™ Edition of Luna on Kickstarter here.


Well I do love a building game and its always great to find a new gateway game that I can share with players who are just getting into the hobby. If you want to learn more, head on over to the Imagineers Kickstarter here.

Hero Realms Journeys

If you like deck-building games you should definitely check out Hero Realms. That said, if you like Hero Realms you should absolutely check out this Kickstarter. White Wizard games is funding six new hero sets that add new champions, quests, relics, full-color Adventure Book, and the ability to play different races like elves, dwarves, and orcs.

Star Realms, White Wizards first game set, was the one that got me into deck-builders and they have continued to produce quality games over the years. Roll on up to the Hero Realms Journeys Kickstarter to snag yourself a copy.

The Crusoe Crew

Ok when I was a kid I had Choose Your Own Adventure books  and Highlights magazine.  The Crusoe Crew looks a little like a mash up between the two; combining fun comic book adventure with hidden clues and puzzle solving, but it also adds the element of multiplayer. Basically its a bit of a roleplaying game where you play one of  Robinson Crusoe’s children who have been asked to do a few missions.

Each player has their own graphic novel which gives them unique information about the story and  contain clues, riddles and traps so everyone will need to work together, sharing information, in order to accomplish their goal. The art is adorable and I love that players can be looking at the same image in different books and because of their characters abilities, will get different experiences.

Check out this fun project on the The Crusoe Crew Kickstarter page here.

OFFICINALIS – Card game with medicinal plants

Officinalis is a trick-taking game about gorgeously illustrated medicinal plants. I was browsing Kickstarter when I spotted the art for this game and I was immediately drawn in.

The game looks like a traditional trick-taker where players try to win as many cards as they can while simultaneously trying to avoid the “poisonous plants” cards which are negative points at the end of the game.There is a little bit of a twist with the addition of “herbal tea” cards. These are goals where if you manage to collect certain combinations of plants you gain extra points.

A cool bit of trivia here: Red Robin Games notes, “The neat thing is that these combinations are real teas created by the herbalist Jean Maisonof the Comptoir d’Herboristerie. And the cherry on top: each box of Officinalis contains a bag of herbal tea. This is a game to be literally savoured by the fireside.”

I’m really excited about this game as

  1. It has tea in it.
  2. I know this is the kind of game I can get my mom to play (she’s notoriously finicky about which games she’ll play). Just like me, she’ll love the art and trick taking games are very much in the same vein as the classic card games she grew up with.

You can harvest a copy of Officinalis  on Kickstarter here!

What Kickstarters are you into this week? Let me know in the comments below and make sure to check back in two weeks for more Kickstartery goodness! Next week I will be full of turkey and in no shape to write. Enjoy your turkey day people!

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