Aaargh! As though my wallet wasn't already hurting from yesterday's announcement of a Resistance expansion on Kickstarter, now the new Stefan Feld is on Kickstarter, too. And it'll be gone in just over a week.
Feld is easily one of my (Firestone) favorite designers, and this next one sounds super cool. You're undersea scientists at a high-tech lab.
"The game board in AquaSphere has two main areas: A research station comprised of six sectors in which your scientist conducts experiments and a headquarters where your engineer supervises preparation of the bots. During each of the four game rounds, you take several turns, and on each turn you either:
- Use your engineer in the headquarters to program a bot; each round you can choose from three of the seven actions.
- Have your scientist bring a bot to a sector to perform an action.
Through actions such as improving your lab, sending out submarines, collecting crystals, and examining invasive octopods, you expand the abilities of your team or gather knowledge points, which are necessary to win. Additional challenges result from the limited size of your lab, which is your personal stock; you can increase the size of your lab, which makes life easier, but this costs valuable time."
The campaign only runs for 10 days--and one of those days is already gone! But they've already funded, so this is happening. If you want to jump in, the Kickstarter price is $40 for the US, which is what most retailers will price this at once it becomes readily available. The difference is, this $40 includes shipping.
So tell us your thoughts. Excited? Apprehensive after Feld's games from last year? Let us know in the comments. And thanks for reading!