February is in full swing, and being a week away from payday it’s time to look to the future and see what hotly anticipated board games are going to be sending us broke . This month sees a couple of Kickstarters and a reader suggested game. Let’s get to it!
It was tough limiting it to four board games this month, so I’ve awarded an honourable mention to Space Park which is on Kickstarter right now. It’s made by Keymaster Games who also did Campy Creatures which you might remember from my review.
Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – This board game is 18 days away from launching on Kickstarter, and I cannot wait. As mentioned, I’m a huge batman fan. However, I’ve been really hesitant in picking up any Batman games, or any franchise based board game for that matter. What’s different this time? It’s produced by Monolith, who previously made an extremely well received Conan the Barbarian game, they’ll be using the same system with a few changes to fit the new IP. One thing to be aware of is that this game will be a Kickstarter exclusive. Monolith came out saying that they lost money taking Conan to retail, so if you’re interested, you have just over a fortnight to prepare.
Forbidden Sky – This announcement caught me off guard, I thought Matt Leacock had moved onto other things, like Mole Rats in Space, and more versions of Pandemic. He and Gamewright have proven me wrong, and I couldn’t be happier. Given how much I enjoyed Forbidden Desert, I will be lining up virtually to make sure I get one of the first copies in Australia. Furthermore, Gamewright have come out and said that they’re planning to do some mechanics that they’ve never done before. That shouldn’t mean much to me, but logic has no place here. I’m excited!
Tooth and Tail: The most surprising thing about this blog so far, is that I haven’t managed to review one of Tim Fowers’ games. I am a huge fan of both him, and his work, and since the announcement of this game it’s been on my mind. I grew up on a diet of Redwall and Biker Mice from Mars, so the personification of mice is both nostalgic and drilled into me. There isn’t much more news then that at the moment, but it’s one to keep an eye on for sure.
Ethnos: This board game has been on my list for a while, and I’ve always pushed it back because of the way it looks. On my games to get list, I have a note: wait for second edition or new artwork. However, a reader recently wrote and suggested it, and every word he said struck a chord in me. It’s a light area control game with some additional mechanics in set collection and card powers. Meaning that it fills in a gap in my collection as well. We will be seeing Ethnos on this blog sooner than we think.
The hype train has officially left the station for this month. Special thanks goes to Anton for writing in. Are there any games that I’ve missed? What games are you currently looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below.