Previously, On Kickstarter… #326

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

Project: Darwin’s Journey

Designers: Simone Luciani (Barrage, Council of 4, Grand Austria Hotel, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan, Newton, Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar, The Voyages of Marco Polo), Nestore Mangone (Expo 1906, Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo il Magnifico – The Card Game, Newton)

Artist: Paolo Voto (Hats)

Publisher: ThunderGryph Games (Spirits of the Forest, Tang Garden, Tao Long: The Way of the Dragon)

Genre/Mechanisms: contracts, exploration, point to point movement, set collection, turn order: stat based, variable set-up, travel, worker placement different worker types

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: medium-low

Summary: “A worker placement euro game where players recall Charles Darwin’s memories of his adventure through the Galapagos islands, which contributed to the development of his theory of evolution.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $73

All-In (w/shipping): $103

Campaign Ends: 1/28

Game Ships: Nov. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 815% with 22 days to go.

Project: Masters of Mutanite

Designer: Andrew Federspiel (Apotheca, Knee Jerk)

Artists: Marvin del Mundo, Adam Taubenheim (Black Gold, Dawn of Madness, Gears of War: The Board Game)

Publisher: Knapsack Games (Apotheca, Knee Jerk)

Genre/Mechanisms: comic book/strip, deck building, fighting, grid movement, modular board, variable player powers

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Play as 1 of 8 mutants in an ongoing war for the mysterious power of mutanite. Gain powers and traits to customize your ultimate mutant. Combine your powers with environmental objects for devastating elemental effects.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $55

All-In (w/shipping): $55, same as above

Campaign Ends: 1/28

Game Ships: Dec. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 37% with 22 days to go.

Project: Runes of Zun: Shadow Tactics

Designer: Dave Balmer

Artist: Dave Balmer

Publisher: Gobico

Genre/Mechanisms: abstract, card game, hand management, take that

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “If Magic: The Gathering and Uno had a baby, it might look like this strategy card game. Get the new expansion, the original, or the complete set.”

Base Pledge (w/free shipping): $15

All-In (w/free shipping): $49

Campaign Ends: 1/21

Game Ships: Mar. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 71% with 15 days to go.

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