Kickstarter Radar 2020

Out of the 60plus solo and soloable games scheduled to launch on Kickstarter in 2020, there are a few that drew my attention. I never back competitive games with solo variants, so you won't find any of those in this post. Since we don't have enough information at our disposal, the choices below are not exactly preferences: each of these projects has something that piqued my curiosity, so I worked my way from there.

The Whatnot Cabinet by Pencil First Games (1-4 players)

Cabinets of curiosities have always impressed me, so the theme immediately caught my attention. However, this is not about a collection of extravagant rarities. Rather, it is about gathering things you find on the beach and in the woods (leaves, clover, and coloured glass 'crystals'- if the box cover is an indication). A poor man's Wunderkammer, let's say. This is a set collection game, and a beat-your-own score most likely. I did enjoy Herbaceous by the same designer team, so I'll check this one out in case it works as pleasant filler.

Veilwraith by Hall or Nothing Productions (1 player)

I may have skipped Gloom and Shadows of Kilforth but I'm eager to take a look at this game because it is a deck builder. Unfortunately Tristan hasn't released enough information yet, so we only have the cover image at our disposal, along with some fantasy fluff that sounds vaguely intriguing...

Uprising: Curse of the Last Emperor by Nemesis Games (1-4 players)

This is an unusual-looking cooperative fantasy warga