I’m now thinking the real golden age of board games wasn’t brought on by Kickstarter, but right before it really took off. Just broke out Terra Mystica and damn it’s still a fine game. But it got buried under an avalanche of Kickstarter projects, stacks of metal money, endless ranks of gratuitous plastic, and semi-tested stretch goal expansions.
Along with getting back to some other old favorites like Eclipse, I’m taking a harder look at what boardgame Kickstarter campaigns have actually delivered amazing experiences.
Right at this exact moment, 7th Continent is still treating us right. And I’m not sure any publisher would have ever touched it. Gloomhaven will show up next month, a similar story. The new edition of High Frontier was purely a reprint/update thing, just barely a Kickstarter-y project at all.
Ehh…Maybe it’s just nice to get back to these excellent games that continue to hold up so very well.