There are always so many wargames and boardgames on Kickstarter that it amazes me that so many people keep backing them. Mind you, looking at what I have backed, I guess I am one of them.
There is an interesting article on Polyhedron Collider that agrees with what I have thought for a while, Kickstarter is now just a pre-ordering facility for most wargames and boardgame producers. I must say that I agree with the comment about how wargames generate huge piles of cash based on the miniatures and not the rules. Sedition Wars was a very nice set of figures but a disappointing set of rules. Not having learnt my lesson yet, I have jumped in and pledged even more for Aliens versus Predator.
Most Kickstarters have a thirty day funding period. There are usually more that a hundred on the go at any moment. That is a lot of new games coming out every year. I can’t keep up with them all.
There have been a few failures in the games genre, Defiance Games’ Hardsuits is the one I hear the most about, seems the whole company had just vanished. With the $46,492. The comments pages on the Defiance Games Kickstarter is a long rant of very unhappy people that pledged in good faith and were ripped off by Defiance Games.
I had been tempted with the Defiance Games models, but I resisted. Lucky I suppose.
For me, the best of my pledged AND delivered Kickstarters so far is Rivet Wars, although the second phase of the model range has not arrived yet.