As I previously said, looks like 2016 will be the year where board games will invade Kickstarter and it is time for Fabulous Beasts.
What is Fabulous Beasts?
Fabulous Beasts is a misture of Jenga and digital games. Yes, you actually use your tablet/smartphone while playing it. You play the role of gods and goddesses adding beautifully made magical artefacts to a tower that can collapse at any moment. When you correctly place (or stack) an artefact, you actually alter the connected digital world in your device. Your goal is to make the best fabulous world you can before everything collapses. You can even have a soundtrack playing to make everything better.
How do you play Fabulous Beasts?
Long story short: you stack magical artefacts or animals and create a tower.
Every stackable artefact has an RFID chip. The base of the tower has an RFID reader, where you scan the artefact right before placing it on the tower. When you read it and successfully stack it, your app is updated with that new piece of the puzzle and transform itself with some very cool animations.
In some plays you have to touch the screen and place the object at the same time, making it more fun, interactive and giving you some bonus points.
Here is a nice video explaining a bit more about this fabulous game (;)):
When, Where and How Much Fabulous Beasts cost?
The campaign is already live at Kickstarter and have just a few more days left, but it needs just a bit more money to achieve their goal and actually produce the game.
If the Kickstarter project is founded, it’ll ship the board games in November/16. They have a lot to do in the meantime, so it’s a fare deadline.
To get the core game, you’ll have to pay around $85 and I believe it’s worth it.