Friday, 31 August 2012

Kickstarter: Airborne In Your Pocket

Airborne In Your Pocket (AIYP) is a solitaire and co-operative war/board game (WWII: Normandy landings) created by the same designer who did the successful and recently released D-Day Dice (DDD), namely Emmanuel Aquin. He has, together with the game publisher Valley Games, Inc. (did DDD with Emmanuel), an ongoing Kickstarter campaign for AIYP (12 days to go, as of today).

I have pledged. Of course! I am utterly happy with DDD, which is one of the best (solitaire) games I have played in a long time, at least in the category of lightweight war games. Emmanuel and Valley Games did such a great job delivering DDD, that there is no chance I will miss the opportunity of yet another great game from the same designer and publisher.

The campaign is doing well. It has so far raised more than $68,000, which is well over target. So the game will be published. However, there are several stretch targets (at $70,000, $75,000 etc) that have not been reached yet. For each of these stretch targets reached, everyone in the campaign (pledging $70 or more) will receive extra rewards (like new cards, new figurines etc). There are stretch targets setup all the way up to $100,000.

If you have the slightest interest in WWII (light) war games, that you can play solitaire, or in a group with up to four players, you should definitely check this game out!

Kickstarter link here. Check out the excellent video, explaining and showing the game.

Disclaimer: I am in no way whatsoever associated with Valley Games (even if this blog post might look like an advertisement). I just happen to think DDD was such a great game, and wanted to mention Valley Games' new game coming out, so that this great campaign potentially could become ever greater (with more people jumping on the pledge train, and we all get more extra stuff)!