Previously, On Kickstarter… #139

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

Project:  Chancellorsville 1863

Designer:  Maurice Suckling (Freeman’s Farm 1777)

Artist:  Sean Cooke (Hearts and Minds: Vietnam 1965-1975, Hold the Line, Holdfast: Russia 1941-42)

Publisher:  Old School Wargames (Antietam 1862, Custer’s Last Stand, Devil Dogs: Belleau Wood 1918)

Genre/Mechanisms:  2 players, action event, bluffing, card game, card play conflict resolution, command cards, fighting grid movement, hand management, hidden movement, move through deck, re-rolling and locking, simulation, solo/solitaire game, variable setup wargame

Player Count:  1-2

Solo Mode:  yes

Complexity:  medium-light

Risk:  medium-high

Summary:  “A card driven game on the American Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville.” The game uses many of the design concepts from Suckling’s previous Freeman’s Farm 1777, with “added hidden movement, much more maneuver, and other design tweaks.

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $77

All-In (w/shipping):  $193, also include 2 other games

Campaign Ends:  2/16

Game Ships:  Oct. 2020

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 562%, with 13 days to go.

Project:  Gray Eminence

Designer:  Timo Multamäki (Black Hat, Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift, The Phantom’s League)

Artist:  Lars Munck

Publisher:  Dragon Dawn Production (Black Hat, Perdition’s Mouth: Abyssal Rift, The Phantom’s League)

Genre/Mechanisms:  action queue, auction/bidding, bluffing, card drafting, deduction, hand management, negotiation, political, scenario/mission/campaign game, trading

Player Count:  3-5

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  medium-light

Risk:  medium-high

Summary:  “Players take the roles of powerful puppet masters in the modern world, each working towards common goals as well as their own secret agenda. Each shadowy figure uses money, power and influence to steer the course of multiple factions toward their own inscrutable ends.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $49

All-In (w/shipping):  $111, include vanity reward

Campaign Ends:  2/20

Game Ships:  Oct. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 30%, with 16 days to go.

Project:  JamSumo

Designer:  Gavin Birnbaum (Carreau, JamSumo, Q.E.)

Artist:  Gavin Birnbaum (Carreau, JamSumo, Q.E.)

Publisher:  Cubiko Games (Carreau, JamSumo, Q.E.)

Genre/Mechanisms:  action/dexterity, flicking

Player Count:  2-4

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  light

Risk:  medium-low

Summary:  Gavin Birnbaum is producing 3 more 100-unit production runs (the first one, for Oct. 2020 delivery, is already sold out) of his handcrafted two-in-one dexterity game, JamSumo.

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $79

All-In (w/shipping):  $79, same as above

Campaign Ends:  3/18

Game Ships:  Jan. 2021, Mar. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; Currently at 1755%, with 44 days to go.

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