Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter news 09/01/15 – If I had the cash, I’d look at…
It’s been a while since I’ve seen anything on Kickstarter that I could recommend.
Dr Congo by the Ragnar Bros.
Blighty’s own jolly good chaps, the Ragnar Bros are at it again with yet another unusual title. although not overly fond of economic games, I admire the way the boys are not afraid to go with something unusual. They have a solid reputation for very solid games with historical and political flavour and I have no doubt that this is an interesting one.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world with enough natural resources to rival the productive capacity of most First World countries. From the Belgian administration of King Leopold II through the torrid times of independence and the horrors of two ‘Congo’ wars, DR Congo has seen its vast economic potential wax and wane and its citizens become some of the poorest in the world.
You will play the part of an Industrial Baron whose longing to see your country rise up and take its rightful place in the world economy is so strong that you will commit your best endeavours to combat insurgents and develop the industrial might of DR Congo – you bring Hope out of Horror!
And it’s Euro friendly so to have a look!
12 Realms Ghost Town by Mage Company
The clever game 12 Realms gets an expansion with a twist and time is almost out on this one…
The epic journey continues as 12 Realms return with an expansion entitled Ghost Town! A new Realm is now challenging the Heroes of the Fairy world and you must be ready to face the dark forces lie hidden in it. In this realm there is no Town because the Dark Lords cursed it from this world and one of the Heroes is trapped in there.
Your object is to find the three missing items of the Marshall. You must complete this task before the Invasion Marker reaches number 16. When you find all the items the Town will appear once again and then you will be able to travel to that Realm and help the trapped Hero to defeat all the Invaders.
You must be very careful! The Ghost Town invaders have different abilities. As long as the Town is not visible you have to fight the ghost side of the Invaders!
This is an expansion for 12 Realms and is not a standalone item!
Errrr…. That’s all folks…
No, I don’t buy into the hype about the Tiny Epic whatever games. They sound worth of a Yawn…
A ton of unoriginal or and uninteresting dross and some utter crap on Kickstarter nowadays for the most part which proves the rule that many people who think they can design a board game shouldn’t bother. Spare us people, really.
And Queen Games, as long as a big publisher like you continues use Kickstarter as a preorder service, I will rag on you. Jerks. Do it on your website and stop making it harder for small indies to get a look in. Interesting how you don’t have the cahones to be on twitter to face the music. Cowards.
Sorry folks. I love some of their games but Queen Games are not a friend of the indie market and that pisses me off. Grrrrrrr
I will state my prediction here, that 2015 will see a change in that less games will get funded. I think that many people are getting tired of all that bad games and unfinished games that have gotten stupid money thrown at them and the knee jerk reaction of backing something will reduce significantly. Interesting times ahead.