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Chris Miller
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Here's a list of what I've back on Kickstarter, Why I backed, what I think of the game and would I recommend it.
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1. Board Game: Canterbury [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:2035]
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Why?
I was intrigued by the placements of the town tiles and how you had to figure on their effects on surrounding town sections. The art looked good and it was getting some good buzz on BGG.

Thoughts?
Haven't played yet, but am looking forward to it. The components were good. Art was nice. Fantastic box. After reading the rules, the games sounds like an interesting puzzle. Excited to get it to the table. It did come in with a random pack of leaf meeples. Not sure what that was about.

Would I recommend?
Not sure yet. Have to play it first to see if the puzzle of the game plays well on the table.
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2. Board Game: What's He Building in There? [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:3026]
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Why?
It's no secret, I'm a huge fan of Manhattan Project. This looked to be Manhattan Project with a silly mad scientist theme and some interesting mechanics.

Thoughts?
Another game I have yet to play. This project was plagued by some manufacturing errors and the meeples had to be remade. The game seems fantastic though judging by the rules and what others are saying.

Recommend?
I would recommend to people who like silly themes and worker placement similar to Manhattan Project.
 
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3. Board Game: Dungeon Roll [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:1992]
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Why?
Mimic box is what grabbed me at first. Then the $15 buy-in. Then dice-chucking. To be honest, this game was a hit or miss, but it was cheap, so I figured I'd take the chance.

Thoughts?
Fun time-waster. Solo play is fun if you like solitaire. Haven't played with other players, but seems there may be little to no player interaction.

Recommend?
For this price, it's hard not to. Quality components (interesting box design too).
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4. Board Game: YOU are the Maniac! [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:10850]
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Why?
I love horror movies and this game played off the classic 80s slasher film tropes.

Thoughts?
Gameplay seems questionable. I haven't played it yet, but it feels like a game I won't get many to play. I love the box which looks like a beat-up VHS box. Nice to show off on my shelf. One day, I'll play it.

Recommend?
Only to people who like collecting games. This is a niche game. I like it for it's unique design and it's theme. Not a game for everyone.
 
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5. Board Game: Castle Dice [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1953]
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Why?
Lots and Lots of dice! I love dice chucking. It seemed like a cool concept too... dice drafting resources.

Thoughts?
Love this game. One of my best backings. I've played this game with probably 10-12 different people and not had a single person dislike the game (the majority loving it). Fantastic components. You can take or leave the art though. I like the art, but others haven't. The box has the distinction of being the most annoying box shape I've ever owned. Pork Chop!

Recommend?
Yes, Yes, Yes.
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6. Board Game: Mars Needs Mechanics [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:5889]
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Why?
I like the art style. I also liked games with resource gathering and tech building.

Thoughts?
Not what I expected. Good components, but the gameplay surprised me. It is really a market management/speculation game. The items you build are a minor benefit in the game. I think this game requires 4 players minimum to enhance the market volatility. The more volatile the market, the more valuable the item benefits would be.

Recommend?
Can't say that I would. Components great, but gameplay is lacking.
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7. Board Game: Heroes of Metro City [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:9030]
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Why?
Had my eye on all the superhero related deck builders out there and this was the first that I saw that let you build a hero instead of a hero group.

Thoughts?
Good components. I like that they give you have a spot on your player board where you can write your hero's name (in dry-erase). My beef is that the hero you build is strongly dictated by the cards that are available as opposed to all cards in the box. Not to mention, some cards give you benefits if your hero has a certain word incorporated in to it's name, so you'll end up with a ton of like-named heroes.

Recommend?
Maybe. It's a sound deck-builder, but there's a ton of those out there. I would say, if you like the theme, pick up a used copy.
 
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8. Board Game: Evil Baby Orphanage [Average Rating:5.38 Overall Rank:14856]
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Why?
Neat theme. Time traveling to kidnap babies so you can reform them before they grow up to be history's most notorious villains. Goofy art was a plus too. Cheap buy-in always helps.

Thoughts?
I've played a few times and have enjoyed each play. Glad that I backed it, even though it's not one of my favorites. Figuring out the best way to organize the babies can be a fun puzzle.

Recommend?
I don't think so. While it's one I don't mind having, there are better games out there. Then again, if you like twisted themes, this game fills that.
 
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9. Board Game: Tammany Hall [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:574]
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Why?
I'd heard people raving about this game and saw the chance to grab the reprint. I like the concept of battling for areas of old New York. The thing that grabbed me was that the mayor's only power was to give out the other powers. Great wheeling-dealing possibilities.

Thoughts?
Fantastic components. Have not played yet, but it's in my "get-to-the-table-soon" pile. I really want to play this with Tony Topper as he's the best Wheeler-Dealer around.

Recommend?
Yes. Quality components, interesting gameplay, beloved by many. Glad to have it in my collection.
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10. Board Game: Eaten By Zombies!: In Cahoots [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:6257] [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]
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Why?
I have the original EbZ and enjoy playing it, so I figured the expansion would be worth picking up. It was cheap enough that I could go in for the 2-pack and give one away on the show.

Thoughts?
The original EbZ was fun. I also love the art style and box of the EbZ series. The price is cheap and gameplay is "usually" fast. Definitly an interesting take on the deck builder, plus, when you die, you get to attack the other players as a zombie.

Recommend?
If you want a deck-builder with a twist, go for it. It's pretty inexpensive and adds some variants to the base set.
 
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11. Board Game: Building An Elder God [Average Rating:4.91 Overall Rank:14565]
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Why?
It was dirt cheap and Lovecraft. This was in my early kickstarting days and I figured, why not? Pipes + Lovecraft

Thoughts?
I still stand by my assertion that it's a good kids game. Yes, you're building gods who will want to devour the earth and then shooting them in the head with shotguns. Still, the game is essentially Pipes and is easy to teach and play. Plus, it's inexpensive.

Recommend?
If you like a light game and Lovecraft, this is about the lightest Lovecraftian game there is. Plays quick. It's not very deep though.
 
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12. Board Game: Zong Shi [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3613]
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Why?
Components! It's got a little green Buddha statue, some cool master and apprentice figures and Resource Chiclets. I also love building things and this game is all about gathering goods and building stuff.

Thoughts?
I really enjoy this. I think other games come to the table because they do what Zong Shi does better, but this is a prize in my collection. The components are TOP NOTCH! Board, cards, figures, Chichlets are all amazing. I'd play it any time it is requested.

Recommend?
If you like this style of game, this is probably the best produced one out there. I can't say enough how much I love this game's components. The game is pretty enjoyable to boot.
 
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13. Board Game: Miskatonic School for Girls [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:13399]
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Why?
Twisted theme. An all girls school where the teachers are straight out of the Lovecraft mythos and you're trying to drive the other houses in the school crazy. The art sucked me in too. I dug the style.

Thoughts?
Gameplay is meh. A lot of terminology is thrown in to make it thematic, but really makes the game just confusing (ex. calling the draft phase the "Pay Your Tuition" phase can be confusing). The teachers are hilarious though and yes.. the art is awesome.

Recommend?
This is a collectors game. I like it because of a) art, b) theme, c) uniqueness. The gameplay doesn't jive.
 
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