Kickstarter has quickly grown to be an amazing platform that is filled with passionate individuals and teams who are looking for funds to help bring those passions from dream to reality. Each week here on House Of The Geeks we are going to take a look at one Kickstarter project we think more people should know about and hopefully even support.
I’ve become a huge fan of board games in the last couple of years and have been exposed to a variety of new and interesting games thanks to Wil Wheaton and his show Tabletop and websites such as Board Game Geek and r/boardgames. I have enjoyed and fallen in love with deck building games, co-operative games, push your luck dice games, race against the clock games, miniature wargames and solo games. The one type of game I have yet to really experience though is of the economic strategy variety.
This is about to change though as an old game is reintroduced to a new generation of gamers thought Kickstarter and that game is Brass.
Brass: Lancashire is an economic strategy game set in the industrial revolution for 2 to 4 people. The first edition of the game is highly regarded and the updated Kickstarter version looks to build on that legacy with updated rules, updated artwork and by offering a true sequel to the game in Brass: Birmingham.
Brass plays over several rounds where the person going first each round is variable depending on who spent money the previous round, this is an interesting twist on the usual clockwise format found in most games. Once the starting player is determined you then get to use two actions on your turn which can be to build, expand, develop, sell products or to take out a loan and after each action you must discard one card and the object of the game is of course to score more victory points than your opponent.
This updated version of the classic is beautiful to look at and the artwork for the game components is stunning. With a classic game that is held is such high regard and with the updated and beautiful to look at artwork it is no wonder that he game reached it’s initial goal. There is still time to get in and get a copy of the game as each backer is now helping to reach the stretch goals. If you want to learn more about Brass: Lancashire or to back the game yourself, visit: