Published on August 26th, 2016 | by Nicole Jekich0
Fund It Friday! August 26th
Hello last Friday of August! We can’t believe you’re already here. It’s been a whirlwind month of Patreon, playtesting and preparing for PAXWest: Luke and Nicole’s annual weekend nerd-stravaganza of games, parties, cosplay and many more games. We’ll be at the playtestNW booth (Olive 8 Hotel, 3rd Floor) again this year and we’ll be playtesting our new game, Power Struggle and seating people at the 16 other cool prototype games we have going at the booth. Come say hi and play some fun games with us!
Now onto my favorite Kickstarter campaigns in tabletop gaming:
Have you ever wanted to build your own amusement park? Well in Unfair, you can build the largest and most amazing park of roller coasters, themed dining, live animals and so much more. 2-4 players are in a race to build the best theme park using a collection of different attractions from themed decks like Vampires, Pirates and Ninjas. The most victory points is the end goal and players build up their VPs by building attractions, hiring talented staff, following secret blueprints and of course, making money. Players will be trying to manage adding new attractions while sabotaging the competition in order to come out on top. This game looks so good! There are so many options to build a unique theme park and so many ways to get VPs that there are many different strategies to try!
Players take on the role of mad scientists looking to build a monstrous and beautiful creation and send it to wreck the city and townsfolk below. In Exquisite Beast players will use their minions to collect pieces around the game board needed to build their creature. Once the lightning strikes, the creatures comes alive and heads towards the town below. The creature can kill other player’s minions, rip off limbs from other creatures and attack the villagers. This is a brutal game of survival and mad science!
The Sandy Peterson portfolio of epic strategic conquest in a thematic world is growing! This campaign he’s put down Cthulhu (sorta) and is making a large scale miniatures of mythological influence. Glorantha: The Gods War is all about acting as one of the major gods fighting for control of the world against other gods trying to do the same. Players control a faction of gods, demigods and creatures looking to perform miracles, alter the world to their liking and destroy their competition. As fans of Chaos in the Old World, Luke and I love this asymmetrical strategy and epic conflict.
Hunter’s Mark is a 5E adventure and setting book for players who want to play hunter characters. Covering levels 1-10, Hunter’s Mark gives players even more things to craft, monsters to hunt and kill and plenty of loot. This is plenty of content to keep you and a party of hunters busy for a while. Also this rpg sourcebook also has plenty of heroic and guild-driven quests and even options to have guild pets from captured monsters.
Carrotia is a cooperative tile-placement game where players are working to help a rabbit grab carrots and navigate a difficult maze in the forest while avoiding pesky predators. The game takes place of three mazes with increasing difficulty and players will work together to get the rabbit out of each maze before time runs out (players reach the limit of turns). Along the way players will control and assist the rabbit with other friendly and odd rabbits who are looking to outsmart the owl, hawk and other birds looking for an easy meal.
And now for last, but certainly not least, we have Herbaceous. This classy game of collecting, potting and picking herbs is designed by Steve Finn (Biblios) and illustrated by Beth Sobel (Viticulture, Tuscany).This beautiful and realistic art is a joy to flip through and the easy to learn gameplay makes this a great game to play with your entire family. This game is bursting with flavor and simple strategy. Players are trying to collect sets of herbs while managing space and their containers to reap the most points. This is a stunning game that I highly recommend supporting.
I hope you enjoyed this list of tabletop games and products that we are currently obsessing over on Kickstarter. If you have a Kickstarter you think we should cover, please let us know in the comments or contact us on Facebook and Twitter. Please consider supporting or sharing these campaigns with friends to help these games meet their goal. We’ll be back with another Fund It Friday article next week!