Published on March 18th, 2017 | by Nicole Jekich2
Fund It Saturday! March 18th
No guzzling green
bear beer and eating fried potatoes for us this weekend! Luke and I stayed home to sleep off the busy few weeks of Food Truck Champion’s Kickstarter (Thank you for the support!!). Now caught up on rest, I am taking to Kickstarter to see what cool games I missed in the absence.
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This 15 minute deduction and set collection game is the latest micro game from Jelly Bean Games (Scuttle!, Dracula’s Feast). The Lady and The Tiger is for 2 players and features a beautiful illustrations. Players take turns drawing a card and guessing their opponent’s identity which could be one of four choices: red lady, blue lady, red tiger or blue tiger. Players will score points for correctly guessing their opponent’s identity and based on their complete set of cards.
If you love witches and concocting potions, Cauldron Master is the set collection game for you! Alley Cat Games (Lab Wars) has another thematic, action-based game where players secretly select an action each turn and reveal to see who gets first pick of the ingredient line up. Players will each have 5 different actions that they can select, however a player must use all 5 cards before one of that player can repeat an action. Players are collecting everything from fairies wings to ravens’ heads to put in their cauldron to score points while competing for the ingredients from their fellow witch opponents. Here’s my full article on Cauldron Master.
Just 11 days left to back this culture-based city-building game. In Urban Tribes, players will represent a group of neighbors (yuppies, hipsters, soccer parents and rednecks) who move into the city and look to dominate the neighborhood by building their favorite stores and passing legislation and permits that benefits themselves and hinders their neighbor. I love Urban Tribes for its gamification of shifting neighborhood and cheeky humor of neighborhood politics. I also enjoy the semi-cooperative nature of the game where players can build cultural institutions that have a shared interest in more than one of the neighborhood groups like a trucker hat shops enjoyed by both hipsters and rednecks.
In the distant future, humans set out into our galaxy to explore, colonize and create technological breakthroughs to help humanity…and their own corporate interests. 2-5 players will represent a corporation looking to grow and expand their space station. The game is organized into three phases: Bidding, Assembly and Launch. In these phases, players will gather resources, complete missions and add upgrades to their space station. Farlight is an easy game to learn like Nick Sibly’s previous games (King’s Forge, 10 Minute Heist) and also offers tons of replayability and new strategies each game.
If you’re looking for different murder mystery game for your group, Murder Most Fowl sets the stage for a dinner and a story game! Murder Most Fowl has a Host (the murder victim) a Detective (trying to solve the murder) and the Guests (the remaining players looking to get away with a murder). The rules are simple as each player will have a different goal depending on their role. Murder Most Fowl comes with a couple different scenarios and has partnered with a hot sauce company to bring you ‘Poison’: a specialized hot-sauce created for this game and a potential murder weapon in-game.
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 Kickstarter article next week!