Kickstarter Backers Perspective: Episode 6

Hello! It’s Friday, which means another episode of Kickstarter Backers Perspective. If you are unfamiliar with this type of article, it is me (Clinton Morris) scrolling through all of the board game projects on Kickstarter (there were 592); Then I discover a few that I think the rest of you would like to enjoy.

What is in-store for us today? A crazy Jurassic Park like game that boasts an amazing designer; Entering into the beautiful and mysterious take on the world on Dune; A game that asks the question “Whats behind the door is it a Lady or a Tiger”; A duo commentary team that is both hilarious and creative; Taking a deep dive into the molecular structure of the human cell. . .

Kickstarter Backer Perspective:     Episode 6

DINOSAUR ISLAND

The dinosaurs are coming back to life, reminds me quickly of a cool take on Jurassic Park. The other major selling point to this game is its designer has Dead of Winter in his corner.

I just recently got to play Evolution and loved the concept of that game, and this game seems to have a more strategic options. The artwork looks fantastic and tells a strong cohesive story.

Creating a thematic dino park has been something that I have been wanting to do for a long time. I mean really what could go wrong as I breed the largest T-Rex? Go check this game out on Kickstarter and just see what can happen.


SOLSTICE

Grant has created a beautiful tapestry of storytelling through his games and designs. Venturing forth into this new drafting/bluffing game based on the mysterious world of Dune.

When I initially saw this game I thought of Coup, but it has a deeper game play, and more meaningful options. The drafting and deception are handled smoothly.

Solstice has two options for purchase. You can get just the cards and play the game with your own makeshift counters, or you can get the full experience with the beautifully done wooden tokens.

Grant’s other one off game Druids is a magnificent testament to his creative brain, and the wood pieces help a story come to life. Go check this game out on Kickstarter


THE LADY AND THE TIGER

I was apprehensive when I saw the name to this game, but after reading how to play, and seeing just how cool this hidden information and set collecting game really is.

This game is very simple to play and quick to pick up. It has a small foot print which allows it to be a travel game, or a play over lunch game. The artwork is eye catching.

As is mentioned this is a game that can be played with the family, and it is not a game that out weighs its welcome. New gamers will quickly want to play this game and understand the strategies. Go check this cool little game out on Kickstarter


NO PUN INCLUDED

Elaine and Efka are amazing board game commentators who have been bringing a smile to the faces of thousands of people. They boast a subscriber list of 8000+ Youtubers.

Unconventional energetic and hilarious looks into new boardgames will keep you coming back for more.

If you want more quality entertainment for the future, make sure that you go and check them out on Kickstarter also go Subscribe to them on YouTube.


CYTOSIS

Wow! This game has such a cool premise. You are a within a human cell establishing yourself within the ecosystem. The game adheres itself to real scientific rules without being too heady or boring.

The artwork is excellent in allowing the imagination to “see” within the cells. Its a worker placement game that looks both intriguing and strategic.

Can you secretly  advance your goals and then grab your scoring tile without being blocked. Its all in the timing of how you play. Your decision making will affect your outcomes.

Go check this cellurific game out on Kickstarter


If you are a game designer or publisher looking for someone to review your game, or even to play test it. We would be excited to participate.

Contact me at mrrsclntn@gmail.com

As always play more games,

Clinton Morris

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