Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aquasphere Quickstarter launches MONDAY 7/21!

Here's the news...

The Quickstarter project for Aquasphere will run 10 days: from 7/21 to 7/31.


So watch your email for a TMG newsletter on Monday announcing the launch, or just go search for it on Kickstarter, or subscribe to Aquasphere on BGG (I'm sure SOMEBODY will mention it there) so you don't miss out!

Since Aquasphere is an import and not an in-house design, I don't foresee any stretch goals or additional goodies being added. This is a short-run campaign to (a) determine how many copies to bring over to the US, and (b) get some up-front money to pay for doing so.

Time to start getting excited about this new Feld title! Oh, am I too late? Already excited? Well, time to start getting excited about actually getting it! :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Last call for Harbour!

Harbour is in the final 24 hours on Kickstarter - last chance to get in on the action. For a mere $20 it's a pretty good deal. A bunch of stretch goals added characters and buildings to the game, as well as to a launch promo (which you get on Kickstarter, but won't be in the retail box).

Designer Scott Almes and I have been working on a solo variant that feels like a 2 player game of Harbour. In the variant you play against a Training Dummy who collects resources, blocks spaces, and buys buildings. I don't think the solo variant will be done in time to send the game to print, so we intend to release it as a PDF fr players who would like to download it. I'm sure the community will be a great help in mass testing of the variant, which will make it even better.

Not every game is for everyone, but if you think you'd be interested in a short (under 1 hour) 2-4 player worker placement game with simple rules and interesting decisions, then you might want to give Harbour a look in these last 24 hours! There are several video reviews, and text reviews, linked from the Kickstarter page from people who have played with the Print and Play files that have been available for a couple of months.