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.

Evolution: Another World

The first project this week is the Kickstarter for Evolution Another World by CrowD Games.

This is the next installment in the Evolution series of games which all revolve around gaining special traits and attributes to help a species of animals survive and thrive. In Evolution: Another World players will guide their species to success by evolving them with a huge variety of fantasy themed traits. For example you might be able to evolve a Fire-breathing, Many-Eyed Vampire creature or a creature that is Flying Tiny and Fearsome. I think a lot of fun could be had finding the craziest combinations of the various traits.

The artwork for the game is wild and fantastical. The vibrant colors and playful style help to solidify the strong fantasy theme in this game. Hight quality artwork seems to be a staple of the Evolution series and this is no exception. You can pick up the base retail game from the Kickstart but they also offer a Special Edition that will include many additional evolution cards, cards with alternate artwork and a 5-6 player expansion.

If you were looking to add a little bit of magic into your Evolution experience this may be the game for  you. The Kickstarter will end on Wednesday June 7th, so be sure to visit the project page before then.

Leviathan Wilds

Next up this week is Leviathan Wilds a Kickstarter project from Moon Crab Games.

What really caught my eye with Leviathan Wilds was the theme. In the game player go solo or join with others cooperative to climb up and defeat colossal Leviathans. I think the game clearly is drawing some inspiration from the video game Shadow of the Colossus and it is quite clever to bring that kind of gameplay into a board game.

Each player will build a deck by combining a set of character cards and a set of class cards that will provide them with a unique set of abilities. I really like the idea of the mechanic and I would have a ton of fun trying all the different combinations. It looks like the game has 8 characters and 7 different classes for a total of 56 unique combinations so there is plenty there to try out.

Each of the leviathan battles takes place on two pages of a ring binder book with excellent looking artwork on each page. Each of these boss fights each have their own set of rules to mix things up. With 15 Leviathans to face off against combined with the variety of characters and classes I would wager there is a fair amount to discover and a lot of replayability. I think there are a lot of really interesting ideas in this game and that it is one to watch.

If you are ready to take on the challenge climb on up to the Leviathan Wilds Kickstarter page and make your pledge before Thursday June 1st.

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