Friday, April 27, 2018

Eye on Kickstarter #42

Welcome to my Eye on Kickstarter series!  This series will highlight Kickstarter campaigns I am following that have recently launched (or I've recently discovered) because they have caught my interest.  Usually they'll catch my interest because they look like great games that I have either backed or would like to back (unfortunately budget doesn't allow me to back everything I'd like to).  But occasionally the campaigns caught my attention for other reasons.  Twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, I'll make a new post in this series, highlighting the campaigns that have caught my attention since the last post.  In each post I'll highlight one campaign that has really grabbed my attention, followed by other campaigns I've backed or am interested in.  I'll also include links to any reviews I've done.  Comments are welcome, as are suggestions for new campaigns to check out!

You can also see my full Kickstarter Profile to see what I've backed or my old Eye on Kickstarter page that was too unwieldy to maintain.  Also, check out the 2018 Kickstarter Boardgame Projects geeklist over on Board Game Geek for a list of all the tabletop games of the year.
So, without further ado, here are the projects I'm currently watching as of the fourth Friday of April, 2018:

Dual Powers: Revolution 1917
  • GJJ Games Review
  • GJJ Games Backed
  • Whether you are a fan of historical games, Euro style strategy games, war games, or even abstract strategy games, Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 gives you something to love. This is an absolutely amazing work of art (both for it's gameplay and for the actual artwork in the game) that I fully expect to be on a number of Top 10 lists for 2019 when it's finally published. It should definitely make the top spot in a number of 2-player lists and I'd be surprised if it didn't creep into a number of other overall lists as well. This earned the highest rating I've ever given a Kickstarter preview, and the game totally deserves it!

Control the Petrograd Soviet or the Russian provisional government as they struggle for power during the Russian revolution!

Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 is an area control strategy game for 1-2 players. Each player directs the forces of the conservative Provisional Government or the socialist activists of the Petrograd Soviet in a struggle for power and influence that will shape Russia’s future and either launch or suppress the impending civil war.

On Their Merry Way
  • Another Robin Hood themed game, this time with a really interesting and unique path building mechanic. This looks like a ton of fun and quite a bit unlike anything I've ever seen before.

The Faceless
  • People Behind the Meeples Interview
  • This is the first game I've ever seen that uses a compass as part of the game system. Pieces have magnets in them, which act on the compass, determining ways for you to move. This is a super interesting mechanic.

Eye for an Eye
  • Eye for an Eye is a game set in the Occulites universe, as in Dawn: Rise of the Occulites (a 2-4 player scenario based skirmish game that is in my review queue). The first game is huge and absolutely gorgeous. Eye for an Eye looks to be a much smaller, simpler game, but with some very interesting real-time mechanics.

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