2013 Kickstarter games backed
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I backed my first Kickstarter game in April and have been somewhat addicted to it since. Several of the games should begin arriving soon, so I'm putting this list together to keep my thoughts about them organized. Maybe this will help inform my decisions when choosing which games to back next year. The list is arranged in chronological order according to when I pledged for each campaign.
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1. Board Game: Myth [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1862]
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Estimated delivery: January 2014
Received: March 19, 2014 (base game)/October 9, 2014 (Wave 2 stretch goals)

This is the campaign that sucked me into Kickstarter. I pledged relatively early (at around the $100K mark) based on the alternate gender hero goal. I ended up spending an obscene amount of money on this, but I am hoping it will be worth the wait.
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2. Board Game: Teramyyd: Earthsphere [Average Rating:3.09 Unranked]
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Estimated delivery: October 2013
Received: Not yet received

I had serious reservations about backing this project, due to the obvious inexperience and disorganization of the creators. However, I decided in the end to risk it because the theme is interesting, and I think it will be great IF the creators can reach their ambitious goals. I had originally vaguely hoped that this would be delivered in time for use as a Christmas present, but project delays have made that impossible. (Not entirely unexpected, yet still disappointing.)
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3. Board Game: Snowdonia: Jungfraubahn & Mount Washington [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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Estimated delivery: October 2013
Received: December 9, 2013

I backed this along with the base game due to the Rahdo Runs Through video. It looks like a lot of fun, and I appreciate the fact that it can be played solo.
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4. Board Game: Archon: Glory & Machination [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1627]
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Estimated delivery: October 2013
Received: December 16, 2013

I resisted this one for a long time, because I wasn't sure I needed another worker placement game, but in the end I decided to give it a try.
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5. Board Game: Haggis [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:684]
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Estimated delivery: October 2013
Received: December 9, 2013

I decided to back this one because it is small and portable, and also because people who played it before seemed enthusiastic about it being a fun game.
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6. Board Game: Princes of the Dragon Throne [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:7526]
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Estimated delivery: March 2014
Received: August 5, 2014

I had stong reservations about this game. Well, not about the game itself, which looked like fun, but rather about the price. I do believe that the price is higher than it should be. That said, I am a sucker for dragons, and the components and game play look excellent, so I didn't want to let it slip away by begrudging a few dollars.
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7. Board Game: Among the Stars: The Ambassadors [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
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Estimated delivery: November 2013
Received: January 11, 2014*/January 15, 2014

I pledged for this expansion and the base game due in large part to the Rahdo Runs Through video. It looks like a blast, and I can't wait to play it.

*Base game only. Delivered while I was away on vacation and held for me by a neighbor.
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8. Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:304]
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Estimated delivery: September 2013
Received: December 2, 2013

This game looks amazing, and I love that it is cooperative. I am slightly miffed that people who were able to attend GenCon got copies months ago while I am still waiting for mine, but in the grand scheme of things that's not so terrible.
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9. Board Game: Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:8509]
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Estimated delivery: March 2014
Received: February 10 (game)/February 22 (addons)

The visuals on this game are stunning, the creator seems dedicated and competent, and it has a cooperative mode. I couldn't resist.
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10. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm: Hero Expansion #1 [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Estimated delivery: February 2014
Received: October 16, 2014

This is actually the Defenders of the Realm: Minions campaign, but I didn't bother ordering any of the minions. I mainly got all the extra hero expansions and quests. I probably shouldn't have plopped down so much money on a game that (so far) I have only played once, but I anticipate playing it more in the future.
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11. Board Game: Havok & Hijinks [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:7075]
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Estimated delivery: May 2014
Received: June 23, 2014

BABY DRAGONS.

Enough said, I think.
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12. Board Game: Robot Turtles [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:3542]
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Estimated delivery: December 2013
Received: December 7, 2013

I don't have kids, but I do have two young nephews. I should have at least one children's game around the house, in case they ever come visit. Also, I appreciate that this game is manufactured in the USA.
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13. Board Game: Shadows over the Empire [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:4497]
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Estimated delivery: November 2013
Received: January 11, 2014*

I wasn't sure at first if I should get this, but the Rahdo Runs Through video in combination with its small and portable size convinced me.

*Delivered while I was away on vacation and held for me by a neighbor.
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14. Board Game: Star Realms [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:87] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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Estimated delivery: December 2013
Received: January 4, 2014

I will admit that the art sucked me into this one. The portability was also a factor. I hope it turns out to be enjoyable.

Update 2/8/14: After playing the solo challenges several times, I find that this game was definitely a win. It offers a lot of entertainment value for the low price point. I don't think it can match the complexity and replayability of Dominion, but being able to play even when I can't get a group together is a strong advantage.
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15. Board Game: SOS Titanic [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1663]
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Estimated delivery: January 2014
Received: December 12, 2013

Technically, this was a "pre-order" campaign for US distribution of a game already released elsewhere. It caught my eye on the Essen 2013 game list because it is cooperative, but I didn't pay much attention to it because the game play (a themed version of regular solitaire) didn't sound very interesting. Watching the Rahdo Run Through of the game completely changed my mind.

Update 2/8/14: I've played this solo several times, and I'm glad that I ordered it. It's not exactly what I'd consider an exciting game, but it's an interesting puzzle that's good for keeping occupied. The fact that it can be played either alone or with friends is a bonus.
 
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