Catching up: Compilation of Kickstarter campaigns we missed while on vacation
I took a short break to rest and get a light suntan, but Kickstarter never rests. Here is a list of the projects that went live during my absence:
Arkwright: The Card Game (2-4 players). I am mentioning this because the solo community is interested in it but the solo mode is a stretch goal to be unlocked at $60,000. (Update: This goal has been reached, as they dropped the threshold to $40,000). You are playing as an 18th century entrepreneur, building factories, hiring workers and trying to stay afloat the competition. There is only a single pledge tier that gets you a copy of the game. The campaign launched on August 10, and it will run for another 18 days.
Glen More II: Highland Games (1-4 players). An expansion to Glen More II: Chronicles inspired by traditional Scottish festivities. It contains 3 new chronicles and a solo mode by the Automa Factory (Lady MacNificent) compatible with the 8 chronicles of the base game and one from the expansion (Feasts and Follies). You can order this expansion, or the Glen More II base game, or both. The campaign launched on August 12, and it will run for another 20 days.
Sniper Elite: The Board Game (1-4 players). Co-designed by David Thompson, with a solo mode designed by David Turczi and Noralie Lubbers. This is a hidden movement game in which an allied sniper is trying to evade squads of German soldiers to complete his mission. You may back the standard or the deluxe copy of the game, or go all-in and get the Eagle's Nest and Allied Snipers expansions as well. The solo mode is compatible with Eagle's Nest but not with Allied Snipers. The campaign launched on August 12, and it will run for another 17 days.
Zero Leader (1-6 players but basically solitaire). The Pacific Theatre from the Japanese side, a new addition to DVG's popular Leader series. Choose a campaign, build a team of pilots, and give them sake to reduce their stress. You may pledge for a copy of Zero Leader or get it together with one (Aces) or two (Aces and Trainee) expansions. You may also bundle it up with Corsair Leader. The campaign launched on August 11 and it will run for another 18 days.
Master of Wills - Waterborne (1-4 players). An expansion to the Master of Wills card game that can be played versus, solo or co-op. Waterborne introduces a new faction of futuristic Vikings with unique powers like 'monster rage' and 'animal instinct'. Besides the expansion, the 1st edition of the base game is on offer during this Kickstarter as well as a Collector's edition and an all-in bundle with every faction released for the game. The campaign launched on August 14 and it will run for another 20 days.
Eat the Rich! (1-2 players). A card game inspired by the French Revolution, played with an illustrated deck of 54 cards. You are playing as the peasantry and your goal is to kill all the royals. Gameplay is based on the solitaire game Gridcannon that uses a traditional deck of cards. You may pledge for either one or two copies of the game. The campaign launched on August 6, and it will run for another 18 days.