As we’ve seen previously, board games with lots of fancy miniature figures seem to do exceedingly well on Kickstarter. There’s something about a board game with loads of physical components that is quite appealing. A big part of it is the miniatures are solid evidence of everything that’s gone in to producing the game and where your hard-earned backer dollars have gone.
So, take the appeal of beautiful miniatures, add the collective creative genius of designer Eric M. Lang (Bloodrage), artist Adrian Smith and sculptor Mike McVey and you get Rising Sun – the next ridiculously successful Kickstarter. Having already smashed its $300,000 goal in the first week, Rising Sun is currently sitting on over $2 million raised, with three weeks left on the clock.
If you want to know why it’s so immensely popular, just take a look at some of the gorgeous, intricate figures you’ll get to play with. And, for your $100 pledge, you get everything. Every stretch goal that is reached adds more for everyone, which is a refreshingly simple way to run a Kickstarter.
Rising Sun will be funded as of Tuesday 4 April, so you’ve still got a couple of weeks to convince yourself that, yes, you do indeed need another miniatures game.
Rising Sun is a board game for 3 to 5 players set in legendary feudal Japan (up to 6 players with the expansion). As the Kami descend from the heavens to reshape the land in their image, it is up to each player to lead their clan to victory. Use politics to further your cause, negotiate to seek the most profitable alliances, worship the Kami to gain their favor, recruit monsters out of legend to bolster your forces, and use your resources wisely to be victorious in battle.