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Minis in KS games. Love or hate them?

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Supporter10 months ago

It does depend on the game, but in general I'm anti minis.  I feel like most games would function well without them.  I also feel that most KS tout how many minis they have and that feels like it can be fluff over content.

Supporter10 months ago

Indeed. Kickstarters. Pssh. 

Premium User10 months ago

Definitely depends on the game.  Anachrony (for example) is much, much better with the exosuitcommander minis that significantly ad to the tactile feel of the game as well as the thematic game experience.  CMON game minis on the other hand, while cute, seem superfluous and unnecessary.   Other game like Sierra West and Paladins of the West Kingdom are better with meeples.  A game like Scythe needs the minis to function. 

Supporter10 months ago

I actually sorta like how scythe has both. 

Supporter10 months ago

It depends so much on the game. 

Partner10 months ago

The best is when they offer both.... Minis for the big price, or meeples for the cheaper price... that's the best. That said I do like some great minis in my epic games. I can't imagine Blood Rage with meeples.... wouldn't feel the same!

Supporter10 months ago

I think sometimes I get so used to minis in a game that it feels like they couldn't be meeples.  However, there are sometimes where if I really think about it I think a game could be great without them.  After a lot of time I really wish there was a condensed board meeple version of #Western Legends.