Last week, I showcased the upcoming Kickstarter for the new version of Brass (rechristened Brass: Lancashire) being published by Roxley Games. Pictures of the new board, new pieces, new art in general, all looked marvelous.
This last Easter Monday, the Kickstarter went live, and it’s already going gangbusters. At the time of this writing, it was already over $670,000 CDN, with a funding goal of $80,000.
I think that’s what they call a success? I don’t know. In this new world of Eric Lang and $4 million Kickstarters, maybe that’s considered a bomb.
This is the story of how I recently backed, and am greatly looking forward to, the new expansion for the game The Pursuit of Happiness. Called Community, it has a pledge level that allows you to get the base game as well.
I’m not normally a backer of Kickstarter board games. Hell, I think I’ve backed two video games and that’s it.
However, I’ve been recently rethinking that stance. I started playing some games that had originally been funded on Kickstarter and found that they were actually pretty cool games.
Then two things happened within hours of each other. First, I kept reading about how good this game was. I then was browsing the board game section of Kickstarter and found the Community expansion’s page there. I started thinking about it.
Then my friend and co-blogger wrote the great post about deciding what to crowdfund. The combination of those two things, plus a bit of heavy thinking, and suddenly I’m backing my first Kickstarter board game.