ENGN 157 – Post GenCon 2019 Wrap-Up, part 4: Kickstarter Goodies

The Kickstarter Squad is back! Liz from Beyond Solitaire and Jeremy from Jambalaya Plays Games have returned to being you the latest and greatest of delivered Kickstarter projects.

As serendipity would have it, these games were all featured at GenCon 2019 as well (yeah, I know the big show was over a month ago, but… branding!)

First up, Jason shares about Everdell: Pearlbrook (8:30), the first expansion to one of the real surprise hits from last year. Two more expansions for Everdell happen to be live on Kickstarter as we speak, so check out of Jason and Liz think they are worth your time.

Jeremy then jumps in to chat about another worker placement game, Reavers of Midgard (12:54). This one is the follow up (spiritual successor, maybe?) to the very popular Champions of Midgard from Grey Fox Games.

Liz gets the middle spot with the biggest game we review this episode, Pax Pamir (22:31). Jason and Jeremy then follow up with two lighter games that are nevertheless really fun, the real-time cooperative zombie survival game Until Daylight (31:05), and the card dueling game Unmatched (41:11).

After all that fun, we get into a brief but spirited discussion about the rising price of games. Not just KS projects, but seemingly all games. We probably didn’t come to any conclusions, but we had fun venting our spleens a bit.

One Stop Coop Shop Slack – bit.ly/onestopslack
BGA Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/bgaIn Liz We Trust – Everdell: Belfaire and Everdell: Spirecrest – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/starlinggames/everdell-spirecrest-and-bellfaire?ref=discovery&term=everdell

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    Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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