Jess’s Fave Five Kickstarters of the Week 4/26/19

Jess: Each week I scour Kickstarter for the most exciting, entertaining, or oddball Kickstarters I can find and list them off here for your convenience!
What caught my eye this week? Let’s find out!


Bloodborne: The Board Game

Oh man. I’ve been watching this evolve game since several conventions ago. Bloodborne is based on a challenging video game of the same name. Players must fight horrifying plague beasts and insane villagers to discover the source of a maddening plague.

Designed by Michael Shinall and Eric M. Lang, the game is gorgeous and mini-filled. Fans of the video game series are chomping at the bit to get their hands on this one and, from what I’ve seen of it, they’ll be in for some brutal battles. If you love Bloodborne or are really into tough co-op games, take a look at Bloodborne the board game on Kickstarter here.


Who Shot J.R.?

J.R Honeycutt is one of the game designers behind many of Restoration Game’s titles. A few years ago he put together a little game based on fellow designer  Doug Levandowski. To have his long awaited revenge, Doug is Kickstarting his game Who Shot J.R., a memory game for 2 to as many people as you have?

The game is simple, one player will ask another a question about the shooting. Their answer becomes a fact that the next person must remember when adding in their own fact. Fact pile onto facts piled onto facts and eventually someone will forget some detail and thus they are the culprit! There’s not much to it, but the game is only $1 and it sounds like a perfect way to pass the time while waiting on line with friends, on long car rides, or when everyone at the party wants to play something quick and easy. Check Who Shot J.R. out on Kickstarter here.


QWARKS WANTED

In QWARKS WANTED it’s open season on quarks and you are an eagle-eye quark hunter. There are 36 different quark cards that have a variety of colorful quarks and each turn criteria cards will will tell you which quarks you are looking for and which ones are forbidden.

When quarks are revealed, you must quickly select the quark card that has the most matching criteria without any forbidden criteria by slapping your hand down on it. The game has an extra element of difficulty as you need to remember what criteria you met without looking at your card. If you can rattle off the characteristics you matched, you gain points for each one. QWARKS WANTED looks fast-paced, challenging, and delightfully colorful. Check it out now on Kickstarter here.


Kingswood is a light, family-friendly, action-selection game where players are looking to gain fame and glory by ridding the nearby forest of monsters. On their turn, players will move the adventurers around the village taking the actions of the place they just vacated as well as their new space. These actions can get them the vital resources they need to venture into the monsters territory and take them down.

The cool part of the game is that everyone controls the same adventurers, so the move one person makes will affect the next players available actions. Kingswood looks clever and strategic. You can learn more about the game here on Kickstarter.


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What Kickstarters are you backing this week? Let me know in the comments below and check back next week for more fun projects!

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