Every once in a while a really awesome game goes up on Kickstarter that I just have to talk about. This time it’s a game that aligns perfectly with what this website is all about – beer and board games!
Dice Hate Me Games is currently Kickstarting their newest game, Brew Crafters. This is a game design by Ben Rosset, whom you may know from the awesome game Mars Needs Mechanics. I had the privilege of meeting Ben at GenCon this past August and I can safely say he’s an awesome guy.
Let’s Brew some Beer!
In Brew Crafters you are a craft brewer looking to make it big. Unfortunately you’ve opened your craft brewery at the same time as the other players. You all are starting small with limited equipment. Through a worker placement mechanic you can send your workers to obtain ingredients, perform research, obtain better equipment, and do all the awesome things a brewer would do.
Over the course of the game you will be upgrading and expanding your facility. Here’s what a starting and fully upgraded facility looks like in Brew Crafters:
There is a great amount of competition in the game as brewers try to be the first to brew each different style of beer, or have the best tasting room to lure in customers, or upgrade to the finest facility.
If you like beer or board games or both, then you should consider backing Brew Crafters by Dice Hate Me Games!
When I get home today I am hoping that my Kickstarter copy of The Great Heartland Hauling Company will be waiting in my mailbox. During GenCon 2012 I was able to sit down and learn this game from the designer, Jason Kotarski. Jason is a great guy that made an awesome game. The Great Heartland Hauling Company was the first game I backed on Kickstarter. The game uses a “pick up and deliver” mechanic in a very nice and simple package. This game is accessible to gamers and non-gamers alike. And the publishing company, Dice Hate Me Games, recently posted a video for how to play the game. I am sharing that video with you:
How to play The Great Heartland Hauling Company, by Dice Hate Me Games
I really hope the game is there, stealthily waiting for me. Filling up my mailbox. Sitting next to the junk mail that goes straight to the trash. This would be no trash. There is no garbage can in the future for The Great Heartland Hauling Co. This will go straight to the table. And then afterward would find a nice cozy spot on the board game shelves, where it would soon make friends with all the other games in my possession.
UPDATE: For shame… my copy did not arrive today.