My Kickstarter Successes?
Thom McAlister
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I am creating this list to share my experiences being a kickstarter backer. I have fallen in love with the possibility of investing in up-and-coming games. I don't mind it being used as a pre-order system either.

As I get my games in, I will let you know what I think.

P.S. I have started my own kickstarter, if any may be a fan of anime-style art or fans of family friendly microgames, please check it out.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1988564646/hatsu-koi

Until then--here are the games that I have backed. I will update this as future backing and recieving of games occurs.
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1. Board Game: Tokaido Collector's Edition [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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Samurai Level $115

I'm still waiting...still waiting...Thankfully, they are sending out updates nowadays.
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2. Board Game: Eggs and Empires [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:2020]
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US Backer $16

This game, although it has a somewhat silly theme, is A LOT of fun! It is a great family filler. It has a tiny smidgeon of strategy that I enjoy. Luck plays a role in the final score, but wise decision-making is definitely key as well. The art is nicely done as well.

Enjoy!

Rating: 8/10 for me because it is simply so much fun to play.
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3. Board Game: One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:379] [Average Rating:7.49 Unranked]
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All One Night Backer $65
(Orginal game + Daybreak + Mat)

This game is a lot of fun for the family. My girls love playing it, too. While my gaming group prefers the absolute secrecy of Avalon, I really enjoy the reverse deduction used in this game. My parents also enjoy it.

Rating 8/10
 
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4. Board Game: Parfum [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:2122]
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Thebes + Kickstarter Special: $120
(Parfum + Secret Essences + Thebes + Fresco + alternate Fresco board)

Since my original posting, we have played Parfum once. I've played Thebes about 8 times so far with both friends and family.

We finally played Fresco. It was good, but we played 2p. I'd like to play 3 or 4 before I rate it. I'd also like to play Parfum again too.

Seems Thebes was the real gem in this deal.
 
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5. Board Game: Trickerion: Legends of Illusion [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:165]
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Legend Box: $59

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6. Board Game: Ion: A Compound Building Game [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:4967]
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1 Copy of Ion: $19

After looking into their other games, I added Peptide: A Protein Building Game and Linkage: A DNA Card Game to go along with Ion. My daughters like games, and I want to encourage science. Not a bad deal. Hoping they live up to expectations.
 
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7. Board Game: Evolution: Flight [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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1 Copy of Evolution and 1 Copy of Evolution: Flight expansion $75

I've played this once, and it is a real challenge. I need to review the rules, because I feel like I am missing something. Carnivores are really dangerous!

I'm waiting to play this more before I rate it.

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8. Board Game: Mottainai [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:771]
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One Copy of Mottainai Deluxe $23

I should've gone for the mini...really, I don't think I will ever play this as a 4 or 5 player game. I like it...but everyone else seems to hate it. I played against a guy who is really good at wrapping his head around games, and he totally had no idea what he was doing.

I am a sad panda...

7/10--I would love to find someone else who sees the enjoyment that this game has to offer.
 
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9. Board Game: Apotheca [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:2052]
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Potion Master $35
(One copy of the game and stretch goals)

Rahdo's preview sold me on this one--his playthroughs really help me decide when to buy and when to not buy...As he was playing, I just sat there yelling at the screen--"Do this and do that and you have it!! Come on!!! It's so obvious!"

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10. Board Game: Keyflower [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:44]
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"$155 Value" $99
(Keyflower + Keyflower: The Farmers + Keyflower: The Merchants + Keyflower: Pig Shelter)

The reputation of this game made backing it a no-brainer...


I canceled backing this game...Will I regret it? Maybe; Maybe not.

I got too many new games recently and had to stop myself from spending more money...

 
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