Hi board game geeks! My name’s Doddy and I’m here to help you ‘Kickstart’ your game collection by navigating the choppy waters of crowdfunding campaigns! I’ll be looking at which games deserve your gold and which you should avoid like an orc encampment! On today’s edition we’ll be looking at Space Invaders from 612 Entertainment.
Space Invaders came to us in June 1978 and witnessed its 40th anniversary in 2018. This amazing pixel, button bashing shooter was and still is a huge hit. But, what has that got to do with boardgames Doddy? Well you beautiful people there’s a project that turns this classic arcade game into a straight up cardboard game that looks and plays so well.
Space Invaders throws together a deck building mechanic, and we know they are always amazing, with a great thrashing of strategy on top. So that will make for more pew pew than you’ll find in a Star Wars battle scene.
2-4 players will take on their role to defend their very own moon base. Oh did you think it was cooperative? Hahaha, no way!! This is completely 100% competitive. It’s all about shooting, confirming those kills to utterly smash your opponents hi-score.
Before the game begins, all 5 rows of SPACE INVADERS cards are shuffled individually and then placed face down onto the game board, hiding salvageable technology that is later unveiled during gameplay to continually improves the players’ card decks.
Players start with an identical deck of cards and draw a starting hand of 5 random cards that provides them with energy and actions. As the game progresses, each player tries to improve their deck in order to increase the number and the power of their available actions, a higher energy output, and ultimately a higher SCORE. When one of the GAME OVER conditions is met – for example, if a player manages to shoot the UFO – the player with the HI-SCORE wins.
The game is broken down into phases each player takes in turn. Research, Action, Energy Transform, and Cleanup. Straight forward and simple rules make the gameplay flow so well. Time has been taken to ensure a good quality product is made and from a nostalgic point of view yaaaay. It’s a game where you’re shooting ufos, it’s less complicated than X-Com. I’ve pledged and cannot wait for this and to do a gameplay this awesome game. Pledge now or miss out on this beautiful game PEW PEW!!!
Pledge $30 (approximately £23) plus p&p. Projects ends on the 15th June 2019.