Today’s Kickstarter Highlight is Widget Ridge by Furious Tree Games!
Widget Ridge is a steampunk themed deckbuilding game for 1 or 2 players. I’m always excited to find out about great two-player games, because I rarely have opportunities in my schedule to get together with a big group. It looks like Widget Ridge has some fast and fun gameplay that’ll make it a welcome addition to my two-player rotation.
Like most deckbuilders, players start with a basic deck of 10 cards which are played to generate resources. In Widget Ridge, the ‘victory’ resource is Spark, and the resource that builds your engine is Gold. During their turn, players will play cards from their deck to collect these resources, purchase new cards from the shared marketplace, and build wacky inventions. This is where the heart of Widget Ridge lies, and what makes it truly special.
The inventions players create are built by combining cards from their deck. The cards are designed to be modular in Widget Ridge, with clever connecting icons that show how cards can connect and feature Connect abilities and Full Construct abilities that proc when inventions are pieced together.
This, of course, provides a brilliant thematic opportunity for hilariously ridiculous creations – you can build a wind-up battle corset with a built-in faraday cage. Or maybe you want to invent a solar-powered mechanical bison with a parachute. The combinations are great, and of course, the better the invention is, the better abilities you’ll get.
Swing by Widget Ridge’s Kickstarter page for more info on this awesome little game!
Until next time, gang. Keep it plucky!