Jess’s Fave Five Kickstarters of the Week 6/19/20

Jess
Jess
Hello Friday fans! Our happy day is here again. Let’s see what it has in store for us!

Billionaire Rumour

In Billionaire Rumor the players have all recently died and are trying to collect up enough souls to be reborn by gambling at the Soul Casino. These ghostly gamblers are betting on haunted dolls that are racing around Hong Kong. Each round you will be spending money to buy souls and dice and then betting on which of the dolls will come in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place.The dice you bought can be used to manipulate the dolls potentially messing up your opponents bets.

While Billionaire Rumor’s Kickstarter video might give me nightmares about creepy little dolls, the game looks delightfully quirky, the theme feels fresh, and I like that the focus is more on how you think your opponents will play than how the dice roll. Try your luck with Billionaire Rumor here on Kickstarter.


Overlord

The boss monsters have left their underground lairs and are swarming the land; building up their overworld dens so they can prove their power and become the next Overlord. In the game players will be drafting terrain tiles and monsters to add to their maps. Each terrain tile scores differently and monsters  will gain extra points based on how you arrange them so with some smart placement choices, you can really see the points stack up. The game ends once all players have filled in their maps and the player with the most power points wins.

Overlord’s fun theme and retro videogame art makes it super appealing for classic gamers. I am a big fan of puzzley, tile-laying games, so this one is right up my alley. Check it out on Kickstarter here for more info.


Terraforming Mars Big Box + 3D Tiles!

Talk about tile laying games. Terraforming Mars and its’ expansions are a fantastic example of the genre and now Stronghold games is giving us a way to keep it all together and upgrade the heck out of the game.The big box includes storage for all the game plus expansions and organizers to help make set-up and break-down of the game so much easier. Their offering card organizers, cube holders, card sleeves, dual-layered player boards and so much more.

In my opinion, the most impressive part of this deal is the tiles. As part of the big box you get over 90 beautifully crafted, multi-piece tiles and markers that really give the game a wow factor. We love Terraforming Mars so this Kickstarter is highly tempting.  You can get your hands on the Terraforming Mars Big Box here on Kickstarter.


飛人:TOBITO

TOBITO is an abstract strategy game where players race to move their pieces to the opposite side of the board. In the game you can move any one of your pieces  1 space in any direction.  You can also jump over your opponents pieces and then move their pieces 1 space. By jumping over multiple pieces you can quickly make your way across the board.

It seems like TOBITO could be very challenging as you need to make sure that your moves get you where you need to go, but also avoid setting up your opponents for an easy win. I am fascinated by the fact that the game comes as a ceramic tile. It makes the game feel more timeless, but I do worry i would accidentally drop it. I also love that you can get it in a mini-version. Learn more about TOBITO on Kickstarter here.


The Age of Atlantis

In The Age of Atlantis, players act as leaders of the noble houses looking to gain Poseidon’s favor and prevent the flooding of the city. As a worker-placement/city-building game, you’ll be gathering resources, constructing buildings, researching new technology, attacking your enemies, and generally trying to build up your engine. The Age of Atlantis is semi-cooperative as players must protect the city from invaders and provide Poseidon with worship, for if everyone managers to anger him, the god will drown portions of the city and players in those territories will lose points. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.

 

 

 

The Age of Atlantis is visually striking with its beautiful art, smart board design, and 3d minis. I really like the sound of the push and pull of the semi-cooperative nature of the game. Do you work together with your opponents or perhaps you decide not to pitch in at a crucial moment; watching your opponents flounder in the water? I’m also impressed that the game looks fairly easy to learn, with its streamlined 6 page rulebook, considering how many ways there seem to be to win. I’ll be keeping my eye on this one. If you want to learn more about The Age of Atlantis Check it out here on Kickstarter.


What Kickstarters are you backing this week? Let me know in the comments below and check back next week for more fun projects!

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