Time for another Kickstarter Retrospective where I look back at the games I have backed and where are they now.
Monster Mansion: This looked so cool. However, it came very late, had printing errors and had to wait 6 months for new components, and just wasn’t a good game. I originally got it because I thought it would be a Zombie 15′ style game. Instead, it was pretty much flip a card and see what happens. The traitor mechanics, timed mechanism, etc. all felt tacked on. This game was sold.
Dragon’s Ransom: A solo game (with a 2 player mode later added as a free pdf download), I really like this game. It is effectively defending lanes against certain heroes. I would really like an expansion of about 20 cards and an extra hero, so then you don’t see everything every game. It also relies on learning the deck and its strengths. Still a game I pull out for a simple solo game, although it has some recent competition (Fantasy Defense, Superhot, Roll Player) for the quick solo option. It is still in my collection.
So that is the next 2 retrospectives. From my very early days of using Kickstarter, I wouldn’t have backed Monster Mansion today. However, Dragon’s Ransom is still a game I would be interested in.