This week’s Kickstarter Game of the Week is Diesel Demolition Derby by LudiCreations!
Diesel Demolition Derby is a fast-paced card drafting game, with gameplay similar to favorite like 7 Wonders and Sushi Go Party. For those who are unfamiliar, essentially players start with a hand of cards, and must play one and only one of those cards. Players will resolve the ability printed on their cards, and then pass the rest of their hand to the next player.
This sort of fast-paced gameplay lends itself very well to quick, but tactial fun. What sets Diesel Demolition Derby apart from other drafting games is the amazing dieselpunk theme and artwork. It looks downright phenomenal – the dripping, oily robots covered in rust and soot. The treads and servos and smokestacks. The quirky and fun characters.
In terms of gameplay, Diesel Demolition Derby features a ton of player interactivity – the card abilities themselves favor quick turns in tactics, and force players to not only think of what’s best for their own benefit, but what will hinder opponents as well. Also, the addition of the arena mechanics is really cool too. Each arena that can be used throws a wrench into the workings of the normal flow of gameplay, and force players to adapt their overall strategies. The arenas are a great way of making the game fit the bill of ‘easy to learn, difficult to master’ and add some replayability to boot.
Diesel Demolition Derby is fully funded, and as of writing this, has just 10 days left on Kickstarter. If you’re into card drafting or dieselpunk, be sure to check it out here!
Until next time, gang. Keep it plucky,