Fairway picks up another Kickstarter preview where he’s the master of colorful dragon hatching operation. In the words of the famous They Might Be Giants: 🎶 Roy G. Biv is a colorful man 🎶 And he proudly stands at the rainbow’s end (So you’ll see him) So follow Fairway to the end of the rainbow as he previews Underlings of Underwing, a color-theory game coming to Kickstarter in August by The Pericles Group. Underlings is a two- to six-player set collection and worker placement game with an educational twist using dragons and dragon eggs.
In two short reviews, Fairway takes a look at a few potion making games: the Kickstarter-funded game, ApothecA, by Knapsack Games and Renegade Games Edition and Kennerspiel des Jahres winner, Broom Service.
Science Ninjas: Valence is a chemistry-themed card game for 2-5 players. Players draw elemental ninjas in a silent, but deadly, attempt to form powerful molecules. The molecules score points, gain bonuses, and can be used to destroy other players’ compounds. In this short review, Fairway takes a look at this Kickstarter-funded card game.
Put your chickens in the coop, herd your sheep, and round up your cattle. Fairway previews Druid City Games’s Barnyard Roundup, a no-frills, bluffing game for families and gamers. Barnyard Round is headed for Kickstarter on July 15th, 2016. See whether city-slicker Fairway can bluff his way onto the farm.
Turn back the clocks. No, it’s not Fall yet. But Fairway takes Foxtrot Games and Renegade Games Studio’s World’s Fair 1893 for a ride. Don’t worry readers of The Devil in the White City, this is not a survival or player elimination game. Instead, gather your supporters, collect your Midway Tickets, approve attractions, and earn points in this well-tuned, area of control game. Check out whether Fairway has fun, or gets sick, riding the 80m high Ferris Wheel in this review of a recent Kickstarter delivery.
Kickstarter campaigns are crazy. Launch day is probably the craziest of all. In Lesson #4, Dan takes you through his launch-day, marketing checklist. It includes a great list of what to post and where.
Welcome to my second post of experiences and lessons learned as a small publisher using Kickstarter. This post will try to explain in depth my experience with EU Friendly fulfillment. There were definitely a few issues and delays that were very unsatisfying and the best way to make sure this does not happen to anyone else is to let you know about what I went through. The company that I worked with for EU Friendly fulfillment was Ideaspatcher. This analysis is not a review of my collaboration with Ideaspatcher but about the overall experience of sending the games to France and providing EU Friendly Fulfillment.
I am fairly new to the board game publishing world and have run 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns in the past two years (Dino Dude Ranch, Dirigible Disaster, Ph. D. The Game). I figure it is time that I reflect back on some of my experiences in order to pass some knowledge that I have gained on to anyone else who might be interested in doing the same. I already have the first 4-5 posts planned for this blog and will try to post new ones as often as I can. This first post is going to touch on what I consider are some of the biggest mistakes I made when running my first campaign (Spoiler Alert: I plan to discuss my experiences with EU friendly shipping in my second post).
Resistance is futile. Resistor_ (don’t forget the underscore) is a quick, two-player romp through a 1980’s cyberwar. Players are one of two competing computer systems. Each system tries to annihilate the other by sending colored signals along the game’s ever-changing wired connections. Fairway reviews this Kickstarter-funded game.
Fairway reviews a recent Kickstarter delivery from Genius Games: Ion: A Compound Building Game.