They say a bad day of fishing beats a good day at the office. I’m not 100% sure that still holds true with tabletop fishing games, but I’m willing to bet it does. Coldwater Crown is a new fishing board game that’s up on Kickstarter and they’d love to reel you in.
The game is a takeoff of worker-placement games. The goal is to collect the best variety of fish from three different locations: Shore, River, and Lake. The mechanics are unique in that you get to do an action both when you place an Angler token as well as when you pick one up. You’ll want to make sure you pick up your tokens in the right order, though, since when you clear the last piece of bait from a region, you catch a fish matching that color. With special groups of colors, you can also catch fish from the Master Angler Challenge group, giving you more points. The player with the best fish in the three locations gets the Coldwater Crown.
the Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It’s set to go for another 20 days.