Watch your Back: Week August 14 to 20

Hiking, cyberpunk adventures, and decorating your flower shop: all these and more on crowdfunding platforms this coming week. Let's check them out one by one, starting with some vase decor:


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The Little Flower Shop Duel is a 1-2 player Bring Your Own Pencil game in which you are trying to make the best flower arrangements for your shop window. It is based off of Dr. Finn's card drafting game by the same name, and the cost will be 5 dollars, as it's just a set of paper sheets that you print out yourself.


In each round, players choose a shelf in the warehouse, and mark the items off in their flower shop with the purpose of collecting flowers to match vases. Solo rules haven't been revealed yet. It is launching on Kickstarter on August 15.

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Personal opinion: I smell either an automated opponent or a BYOS here, so I won't be joining in the decorations.


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Moving on to Trailblazers: a 1-8 player route-building puzzle game in which you are creating a continuous trail for hiking, kayaking and cycling in the mountains. In the solo mode, you have to collect 50 points in 4 rounds by connecting cards and adding up the landmarks. It is launching on Kickstarter on August 16.

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Personal opinion: This looks like a nice, relaxing puzzle. I'll consider it when it goes live.


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And last, we have Nanolith: a 1-4 player cooperative cyberpunk dungeon crawler in which a group of heroes are trying to retrieve their lost memories.


This is a storybook game so, with every encounter, you will have to consult the accompanying booklet to progress the narrative. Gameplay is dice-driven with some ways to mitigate the luck. It is launching on Kickstarter on August 15.

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Personal opinion: This may be of interest to cyberpunk fans. I'm not so much into the theme though, and storybooks give me the yawns.

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