Previously, On Kickstarter… #602

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

Project: Enemy Action: Kharkov

Designer: John H. Butterfield (Ambush!, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Spacecorp: 2025-2300AD)

Artist: Knut Grünitz (Enemy Action: Ardennes, Manoeuvre, Pericles: The Peloponnesian War)

Publisher: Compass Games (Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; Enemy Action: Ardennes; The Russian Campaign)

Genre/Mechanisms: campaign / battle card driven, chit-pull system, grid movement, hexagon grid, impluse movement, movement points, ratio / combat results table, simulation, solo / solitaire game, wargame, world war II, zone of control

Player Count: 1-2

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: heavy

Risk: medium-low

Summary: “The second game in John Butterfield’s acclaimed Enemy Action series (after Enemy Action: Ardennes) of card-driven games simulating pivotal battles in World War II, playable by two players or one player controlling either side in the conflict. Enemy Action: Kharkov portrays the Third Battle of Kharkov, the key Eastern Front battle in which the German Army ended a string of Soviet victories begun at Stalingrad. In the late winter of 1943, Soviet Operations code-named Star and Gallop drove the Germans from the city of Kharkov and threatened a complete breakthrough, only to be driven back by the German counteroffensive known as Von Manstein’s Back Hand Blow.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $104

All-In (w/shipping): $104, same as above

Campaign Ends: 5/18

Game Ships: Aug. 2022

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 1001% with 7 days to go.

Project: Escape From A Dying Planet (Relaunch)

Designer: Johnathan Huslage

Artist: Valeria Witchyy

Publisher: Brainwave Games

Genre/Mechanisms: auction / budding, card game, hand management, open drafting, push your luck, science fiction, take that

Player Count: 2-8

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A push your luck style card game where you and the other members of your doomed expedition fight to make it to the escape pod, grabbing as much treasure along the way and get off the planet. Players must try to overcome challenges and bid on treasures over the course of 10 turns. Be careful as you can gain contamination which will clog your deck and gain you negative points. Whomever has the highest value of treasures at the end wins.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $40

All-In (w/shipping): $70

Campaign Ends: 5/31

Game Ships: Dec. 2022

Funding Status: Currently at 14% with 21 days to go.

Project: Terrible Lizards: Second Edition

Designer: Keelan Falk

Artists: Keelan Falk

Publisher: Oddbox Games

Genre/Mechanisms: animals, campaign / battle card driven, card game, hand management, open drafting

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Build your own dinosaur and fight against the reptile of your opponent. All actions including the dino parts are represented in the play of cards.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $30

All-In (w/shipping): $205

Campaign Ends: 6/5

Game Ships: Oct. 2022

Funding Status: Currently at 34% with 26 days to go.

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