Lush, vibrant landscapes are probably the first thing you will notice when you check out our newest Kickstarter of the Week: Lagoon: Land of the Druids. Lagoon is a 1-4 player game where each player leads a circle of druids trying to harness and shape the lands around them. I can already tell by everything I’ve seen so far that this game will really bring its theme home. The amazing artwork and the simple yet curious game play make me really want to get Lagoon to my tabletop.
From the Kickstarter Page:
Players alternate turns, using their druids to perform various actions. Common actions include exploring a new site from the bag, moving around the world, summoning a fellow druid back into play, and unraveling a site to remove it from play.
Additionally, every site on the board offers a unique magic power. If your druids occupy a site, you can use its power. A fun twist is your druids share their site powers with one another. So if you have five druids on different sites, each of them could use any one of the five site powers. This opens up a lot of tactical play and fun combos.
The heart of the game comes down to manipulating how many sites of each energy are on the board, and this is where you’ll be trying to outmaneuver your opponents by making better use of all the site powers to carry out your agenda. Explore new sites aligned with an energy you want to support, and gain a seed token matching that energy. Unravel and remove from the board the sites of energies you wish to oppose.
The campaign page for Lagoon: Land of the Druids already has many examples of the games stunning artwork and components. There also are a number of testimonials from veteran game designers. If you would like to get a copy of Lagoon: Land of the Druids, a $35 pledge will get you a copy of the game and all stretch rewards. Lagoon is scheduled to be in backers hands in August of 2014 and you have until Sunday, March 2nd to become a backer. If you are interested in pledging, head over today .