Published on July 15th, 2016 | by Nicole Jekich3
Fund It Friday! July 15th
The first half of July has flown by in the blink of an eye! Before you let July slip by, make sure to check out these great Kickstarter campaigns and share and support these indie game designers:
Bring out the satin gloves and flapper dresses! Collectors and Capers is a competitive game of stealing treasures in the 1920’s era America. You and your fellow collectors are looking to take advantage of the museum’s latest exhibition: priceless treasures from around the globe and beyond. The objective is to build certain collections of the museum objects and use heist and action cards in a secretive or public way to get these objects under your control. The player with the most points from their museum collection is the winner!
This is the first Kickstarter game from Blue Heron Games and I am very excited to see Collectors and Capers evolve. Collectors and Capers first made its appearance at playtestNW and has been through multiple playtests and was one of eight semi-finalists for the Northwest Luci Award (an award that celebrates creative and unpublished games) in May.
If you’re looking for a way to share gaming news with friends and family or if you’re just looking for a board-game focused publication, consider supporting Casual Game Insider. This quarterly publication covers casual board game reviews, game design tips, convention coverage, designer interviews and more! CGI has already published 16 issues and reached 2,100 game stores, Barnes&Noble stores, and digital news stands. This campaign will help fund the continuing publication and expand the scope to even more game stores across the US.
You have just HOURS left to back this one. Better do it quick! Pod-X is a quick bluffing and deduction game for 3-4 players. The objective is to find the last escape pod on a ship that is going down. One player (the dealer) knows the location and is trying to not reveal the location to the other players. After players play their cards in a round, the pod location is revealed and players determine the points they collected and if they managed to escape into the pod! Play continues, with the dealer responsibility passing to the next player. It is a compact card game that’s just $10 and features beautiful, space-aged art and graphic design.
A once-beautiful city of Axia is on the edge of total economic and social collapse, but the city can still survive with the help of you and your fellow investors. Players are looking to keep the economy afloat as an investor looking to buy failing businesses, recruit workers and produce goods to export in the Economic Union. Crisis is a gritty, diesel punk setting that gives players the opportunity to invest and make the most money efficiently (and possibly by cutting some corners) but still keep an economic balance so they don’t accidentally bankrupt Axia. This worker placement game gives players plenty of ways to play and control production to avoid a bigger Crisis.
This simple, kid-friendly card game is all about collecting barnyard animals and is great for anyone to play. Barnyard Roundup features colorful and energetic art from Mr. Cuddington, one of my favorite artist teams in board games, that helps encourage even non-gamers to sit down to a game of cards. This game is a simple bluffing game where a player will pass a card or multiple cards facedown to the next player and announce what animals they are giving to that player. The player receiving the animals guesses if the cards are truly what the active player claims they are or accuse them of lying. Only the person telling the truth will receive the set of cards to their collection. That’s it! The game continues and a player will win based on the point value of their animal collection at the end of the game.
Gloom is a hilarious card game of bringing the most misfortune to your family is coming to your digital devices! The popular card by Keith Baker is getting an update to the digital realm and will bring online play and will further bring to life the macabre characters of Gloom with dialogue, animation and beautiful backgrounds which match the black and white character illustrations. I am looking forward to playing this game on my phone soon!
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!