Welcome to Kickstart Monday! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye. We scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest us.
Point City + Deep Dive
Our first project of note this week is the Kickstarter for Point City and Deep dive from Flatout Games.
Point city is a follow up to the quick card drafting game Point Salad. Point city looks to expand upon the mechanics of point salad by including card drafting and engine building mechanics. 1 to 4 Players will create a unique city from 150 different building cards. Players try to find the right combos of resources and buildings including special civic buildings to maximize their scoring. Point city looks like it would be a great alternative to Point Salad for someone who is looking for a slightly heavier but still quick game.
This Kickstarter campaign also includes Deep Dive, a push-your-luck game for up to 6 players. Deep dive looks to be a light fun game where you dive deeper and deeper into the ocean with your group of penguins hope for greater rewards the deeper you go. But you must be wary of the various predators that looking to snack on penguins that dive too deep. If one or both of these games catches your interest follow our link to the Kickstarter project before April 14th.
Our second project for the week is The Hunt a Gamefound project from Salt and Pepper Games.
The Hunt is a 2 player asymmetrical duel set in 1939 between one player playing as the British Royal Navy and another taking the role of the German Kriegsmarine. The German player must steathfully sink 5 freight ships while the British player seeks to hunt the German Admiral for a final battle.
The games plays out on a hex grid and with tactical card play using cards either for their special event or for action points to take actions like movement, search and attack or other special actions that differ between each side. The game promises tense action in a 20-45 minute time span and seems like it would play out as a bit of a cat and mouse game with the Germans trying their best to avoid a direct battle while still targeting the British freight ships. I quite like the artwork on display here too as it really helps the theme of the game come forward. This definitely looks like an interesting title for anyone looking for a 2 player war game. Head over to the Gamefound project page for The Hunt, before April 3d if you are looking to back it.
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