I love the Chronicles of Crime series. They are story-based deduction games that incorporate virtual reality to place you at the crime scenes without having to buy an expensive VR rig. To play you download the Chronicles of Crime app and then fit the included lenses over your phone. When directed to by the game, you can look through the lenses to see the entire crime scene. It very immersive and exciting. This Kickstarter campaign is for 3 new stand-alone games in the series: 1400, 1900, and 2400.
I am so excited about these new entries into the series! 1400 puts you into the shoes of a knight in Paris, while in 1900, you are an investigative journalist, but my favorite one will most likely be 2400, where you are a cyber agent doing, what one of my favorite childhood cartoons would say, “Fighting crime in a future time!”. Each game adds new mechanics on top of the amazing art and innovate gameplay. I cannot wait to get these to the table. Learn more about Chronicles of Crime – The Millennium Series here on Kickstarter.
Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game.” is a deduction game about psychic spies. During the game 1 player (the Mind MGMT controller) will be moving around the board in secret and the rest of the players (the rogue agents) must work to stop them. To discover the Mind MGMT player’s location, anyone can move to a block on the map and question the player as to whether or not they have ever been on a block that includes a feature shown on the rogue agent’s block. If they have, a token will be placed on that location which can be used to gain more information. If the rogues manage to locate the Mind MGMT player they can capture them and win. The Mind MGMT player wins if they manage to gather 13 recruits or evade the rogues for 15 turns.
Asymmetrical games like this can sometimes be a problem for my group as it can feel like everyone is rooting for the single player to lose, but if you really love the thrill of trying to outwit your friends then this sounds like the game for you. Learn more about Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game.” on Kickstarter here.
While not precisely a game, the LudoCherry line of clothing is designed for board gamers. The clothes have a stylish retro feel with patterns that give a subtle nod to your favorite hobby. A lot of the gamer-related fashion currently available revolves around t-shirts so it’s refreshing to see clothes i would feel comfortable wearing to the office.
The designs are also really fantastic. I adore the Meeple Garden, with its bright colors and botanical theme. The victory pattern is also a (I apologise for the incoming pun) winner in my book as it reminds me of fine china. Take a look at the LudoCherry on Kickstarter here.
The newest addition to Justin Blaske’s Mint Series, Mint Control aims to provide a light action selection/area control experience that you can take anywhere! Each turn follows a lead/follow structure, where the active player will choose an available action, such as Earn to gain currency (mints) or Influence to place markers (candy), and then each other player can choose to take that action. Only the lead player benefits from the actions special perk, though, so you’ll be rewarded for strategically grabbing the right action at the right time as you vie for control over different locations, each of which also provide their controllers with unique benefits
! It sure does look like a lot of game in a small tin! Check out Mint Control here on Kickstarter.
Corgis are nature’s stumpy little goofs and I love ’em! Have those cute puppers doing tricks in a doggo circus and I am all in. Circus Corgis is trick-taking game where players are betting on how many tricks they will win by placing their tokens on an exact number or a range. Whenever a player wins a trick they earn a star and after 9 tricks, player evaluate their stars to see how close they came to their bets.
Similar to the dogs the game is named for, Circus Corgis looks adorable, compact, and lots of fun. You can get your paws on a copy (I’m seriously going to get fired for all these puns) by heading over to the Circus Corgis Kickstarter here.
What Kickstarters are you backing this week? Let me know in the comments below and check back next week for more fun projects!