Kickstarter Weekly Spotlight 3/26 – 4/1

Here’s a look at all the most interesting Kickstarter gaming projects from the week of March 26th through April 1st. Projects were abundant, but promising ones weren’t. Let’s get to it.

Bargain Quest!bargain quest

Every hero needs a good shopkeeper to supply them with the essentials for their adventure ahead. In Bargain Quest, you and up to three of your friends play as a city’s shopkeepers who compete to supply the local heroes with equipment while working together to make sure these same heroes are able to keep the city safe. Being both cooperative and competitive gives Bargain Quest an interesting twist you might want to check out. For just $30 USD you can get a copy of this game when it’s ready!

Current funds: $12,743 USD
Funding Goal: $35,000 USD
Project End Date: April 27th 2017

The City of Kings sets out to be an infinitely replayable cooperative adventure board game. From what they show, it appears to accomplish this goal fairly well. It gives you a wide variety of decisions on how to equip and upgrade your heroes, as well as a great many variables to diversify your opponents, keeping them fresh each game. It’s hard to pin down exactly how the game works out, but if you’re interested, head on over to the Kickstarter page and join the nearly 1400 other backers to find out more. To get a hold of your own copy of The City of Kings, pledge at the £59 ($74 USD) level and also receive the game as well as the stretch goals.

Current funds: £118,658 ($148,646)
Funding Goal: £28,500 ($35,756)
Project End Date: April 27th 2017

What happens when Mafia gets a European plague inspired makeover? You get the hidden role game of Infected. In this game, one player is the plague doctor who tries to infect the other players. Simultaneously, the other players try to find out who is the plague doctor while they keep themselves from getting infected. The game comes with a plague doctor miniature and a few nice visual bits to get you into the game. It looks like a very fun hidden role game, that recreates the fun of Mafia with a brand new look. Pledge at the $15 USD level to get your copy when the project is over.

Current funds: $31,071 USD
Funding Goal: $3,456 USD
Project End Date: April 24th 2017

retrocausalityHave you ever wanted to play a tabletop roleplaying game where you mess around with time without having to worry about excessive crunch? Retrocausality provides the framework for this exact type of play. Rules lite and diceless, this game allows you to play out any of your time traveling fantasies without worrying too much on the specificities of how you effect the countless planes of existence. If you want to travel back in time for some quick mischief, all you need to do is pledge $6 AU ($5 USD) to get a hold of the rulebook in pdf format, and you’ll be on your way.

Current funds: $1,190 AU ($949 USD)
Funding Goal: $1,000 AU ($762 USD)
Project End Date: April 30th 2017

Apparently a prequel to a classic fantasy roleplaying world originally made in 1986, Talislanta brings you an update with great art, deep lore, and absolutely no elves. This setting is famous for having a diverse list of sentient races, without following in the footsteps of Tolkien, which we have seen done to death. Other than that, the setting is during a sort of fantasy dark ages where most magic is a mystery and society is slowly piecing itself back together after a great cataclysm. To brave this wasteland with your friends, just head over to the Kickstarter and back at the $10 USD level for at least a PDF of the rulebook.

Current funds: $22,594 USD
Funding Goal: $10,000 USD
Project End Date: April 30th 2017

If any of these projects pique your interest, I highly recommend checking them out for yourself. Even backing a project at a $1 level helps to encourage the creators to continue their dream and gets them that much closer to their goal.

Also keep in mind that the numbers representing the “Current Funds” are taken at the time just before this was posted, and do not reflect an up to date representation of the current funds.

*=Projects that I have backed


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