This week’s Kickstarter post is coming a few hours late. We were celebrating the birthdays of my two youngest today! I have the tabletop game Kickstarters I am watching that are ending this week for you now, though, and in plenty of time to jump on these before they end.
In this storytelling game you make history come alive by bearing witness to the events that gave birth to a mighty nation. But before it was history, it was news. Tell your own story within the sweeping saga of the “shot heard around the world” and do something few games have allowed before: make the difference and change the course of history.
This roleplaying game uses the Axiom system, which uses a hand of cards in lieu of a character sheet. The biggest reason this is on my list is because of the historical aspect. I am always drawn to historical themes, and as an educator of my children, this type of thing is right up my alley. I find the potential of this game to be quite exciting. What sealed the deal for me was this: “for Revolutionaries we have drawn upon the actual historical events, military units, personalities, art, folklore, and culture of the time. We have done this to not only strengthen a player’s immersion, but to provide valuable educational content and create an enticing starting point for further investigation into this rich and vibrant period of America’s history.” Ends 8/1.
Legendary Creatures is a deck and resource management game where you cleverly combine your creatures’ abilities, magic spells, and powerful amulets in a race through four elemental realms. However watch out: as you maneuver for mastery in one realm your opponents may steal the lead in another.
If you’ve noticed a theme in my choices, you might know what first drew me to this Kickstarter: the art. It is bright and beautiful. But that isn’t all it has going for it. I also really enjoy deck builders, and this looks like a good one. It seems to have a lot of variability in its play, which will help its shelf life out while also hooking more styles of players. And, creature meeples. Can’t argue with creature meeples. Ends 8/3.
Welcome to the magical world of Pepper & Carrot, where 1-4 players get to take on the role of their favorite witch and compete to win the annual Potion contest.
Another one that drew me in with its art, Pepper and Carrot has such a sweet feel to it. After looking over the campaign and watching videos, I’m still not quite sure what the game is all about, but I’ve seen enough to want to know more. Is it enough to back it? Not sure yet. But I will have to decide here pretty soon. Ends 8/5.