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My current favorite boardgame, Scythe, scratches all of my tabletop itches. A simple, compelling gameplay connected with some amazing art and story makes for a great evening. That said, I hope that Steamwatchers could possible supplant Scythe when it ships in a year.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162110258/steamwatchers?ref=2rw9y0&utm_source=jellop&ja=jcf&utm_term=005.jcf&utm_content=Steamwatchers-VD01&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1vMAvQxMODKwgx8RDQqOZpQQuXWXBlHxo9HpV_am-FOdDrT0aPnGlHm9I&utm_campaign=1584034808665.356p

First, just take a look at these pieces:

I don’t exactly know what all of these pieces do but who doesn’t want a bunch of mechs and warriors on a game board that looks like a AAA Trip-Tik of a post-apocalyptic earth?

The game is shipping in March 2021 and the basic set costs $89 right now on Kickstarter. We’ll try to get a copy in to play but until then, just drool at those figurines and hope that the weird blue-eyed bear is able to eat metal.


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By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.