Previously, On Kickstarter… #13

(or here’s a list of what launched yesterday that might deserve a closer look)

Project: Construction Fever

Designer: Kei Kajino

Artist: Marco Primo (Automobiles, Carcassonne: The City, Police Precinct)

Publisher: Ninja Star Games (Sweets Stack, Wolf & Hound, Yokai Septet)

Genre/Mechanisms: auction/bidding, press your luck

Player Count: 3-5

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: Players compete to be the most profitable construction giant with the highest profit, while balancing their involvement in more profitable Black projects with less-profitable Green projects that give their corporations better reputations.

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $34

All-In (w/shipping): $500, includes vanity rewards

Campaign Ends: 6/20

Game Ships: Nov. 2019

Funding Status: Currently at 23%, with 28 days to go.

Project: Egizia: Shifting Sands

Designers: Acchittocca, which includes: Flaminia Brasini (Coimbra, Egizia, Leonardo da Vinci), Virginio Gigli (Coimbra, Egizia, Grand Austria Hotel, Leonardo da Vinci), Stefano Luperto (Egizia, King Me!, Leonardo da Vinci), Antonio Tinto (Egizia, Leonardo da Vinci, Monsters’ Tower)

Artist: William Bricker (Baseball Highlights: 2045, Dark Moon, Diamonds, Tiny Epic Galaxies)

Publisher: Stronghold Games (Among the Stars, AuZtralia, Core Worlds, Cottage Garden, CO2, Dark Moon, Diamonds, Fields of Green, Flamme Rouge, The Golden Ages, La Granja, Great Western Trail, Kanban: Driver’s Edition, Kitchen Rush, Kraftwagen, Medina 2nd Edition, Nations: The Dice Game, Not Alone, Panamax, Pictomania, Porta Nigra, The Pursuit of Happiness, Stronghold 2nd Edition, Survive: Escape from Atlantis!, Terraforming Mars, That’s Pretty Clever, Village)

Genre/Mechanisms: card drafting, time track, worker placement

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: low

Summary: An update & redesign of 2009’s Egizia, a worker placement game about traveling down the Nile and constructing some of Egypt’s most famous monuments.

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $46

All-In (w/shipping): $46, same as above

Campaign Ends: 6/9

Game Ships: Nov. 2019

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 296%, with 17 days to go.

Project: The Little Flower Shop: The Mini Pack

Designer: Steve Finn (Biblios, Herbaceous, Sunset Over Water)

Artists: Sebastian Koziner (Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire, Dice Hospital, Heroes of Terrinoth), Rocio Ognenovich (C.O.G., Mutant Crops, The Primary), Sarah Wry

Publisher: Dr. Finn’s Games (Biblios, Herbaceous, Sunset Over Water)

Genre/Mechanisms: auction/bidding, card drafting, economic, set collection, trading

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-low

Summary: The Little Flower Shop is a light card drafting and set collection game set in a flower shop. The Mini Pack of this Kickstarter is simply a pack of 4 “surprise” cards that, when selected, allow the player to draw a random card from the deck. But this Kickstarter is also an opportunity to get The Little Flower Shop and all of its mini-expansions for $27. And finally, I somehow missed this very short, week-long Kickstarter when it launched on Monday. Since I didn’t include it on Tuesday’s list, I’m doing including it now, with the reminder that there are only a few days left on this campaign.

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $4

All-In (w/shipping): $45, includes another game

Campaign Ends: 5/27

Game Ships: July 2019

Funding Status: Currently at 189%, with 4 days to go.

Project: Merlin: Knights of the Round Table

Designers: Stefan Feld (Amerigo, AquaSphere, Bora Bora, Bruges, Carpe Diem, The Castles of Burgundy, The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, In the Year of the Dragon, La Isla, Luna, Macao, Notre Dame, The Oracle of Delphi, Rialto, Roma, The Speicherstadt, Strasbourg, Trajan) Michael Rieneck (Cuba, The Pillars of the Earth, Santiago de Cuba, World Without End)

Artist: Dennis Lohausen (AquaSphere, Camel Up, Carcassonne: South Seas, Coal Baron, Dominion: Intrigue, A Feast for Odin, Fields of Arle, Gaia Project, Glass Road, Hansa Teutonica, Hawaii, No Thanks!, The Oracle of Delphi, The Quacks of Quedlinburg, Raja of the Ganges, Terra Mystica, Village, The Voyages of Marco Polo)

Publisher: Queen Games (Alhambra, Amerigo, Aton, Chicago Express, Escape: The Curse of the Temple, Fresco, Kingdom Builder, Lancaster, Roma, Shogun, Thebes Wallenstein)

Genre/Mechanisms: area control, dice rolling, roll & move, set collection, variable player powers, worker placement

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: low

Summary: A new expansion for Feld & Rieneck’s King Arthur-themed worker placement game, adding in knights with variable player powers that can be drafted or randomized with each player receiving two different knights.

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $21

All-In (w/shipping): $175, includes other games and expansions

Campaign Ends: 6/3

Game Ships: Aug. 2019

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 618%, with 10 days to go.

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