The Whatnot Cabinet - A New Generation Gateway Board Game

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What is your go-to game to pull out for your friends and family who are new to the hobby, and why?

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Owner6 months ago

If you'd like to be notified when the Kickstarter goes live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ebaraf/the-whatnot-cabinet (this link is on YouTube)

6 months ago

Wow, that is a really pretty game! At this point I feel like I've got a few solid "gateway" games, but I'll keep an eye on the Kickstarter! For the right price, I may jump on it! Pencil First has proven they can deliver a solid game, so I wouldn't be worried about that if I backed.

Owner6 months ago

Beth Sobel is the illustrator on this and she's done tons of work with Stonemaier Games too! She did the player boards on Wingspan :)

6 months ago

Ha, I thought I recognized the name!

Owner6 months ago

Maybe we should hire her to do the boards for #Ultimate Fighters: Creatures of Titan ;)

Owner6 months ago

Well, that would probably be a first for her haha, working on a fighting game.

Owner6 months ago

I'm also thinking we should take the game and pitch it to some publishers instead of publishing it ourselves ;)

6 months ago

I'd love to see the game come to fruition :)

I could actually see Pencil First Games as a pretty good fit, if they were interested.

6 months ago

Good review. Not sure if the game is for me, though. 

6 months ago

Interesting concept! It seems very simple but it has a good amount of potential to be more on the strategic side if luck does not get too much in the way!

Owner6 months ago

I actually wanted to review the game the first day I played it but ran out of time, but after going home I thought about it more that night and got even more excited about the idea of the game. It's such a brilliant game that I think will have a spot on my shelf for a long time.

Owner6 months ago

I think one of the main things is that it feels like a game with real depth that I can play instead of other short playtime games.

6 months ago

It for sure looks like that is the case. Looks almost Azul-ish with its tile placement. I reeaally like the 20 min playtime! 

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