New Orleans is a rather rocking city... just about literally. Everywhere you go on its broad streets, you can find performers plying their trade, looking to make a couple bucks. But who will walk away with a guitar case full of money and who will go home empty handed? That's for you to decide in Big Easy Busking, a new area control board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Big Easy Busking is an area control game for 1-5 players about being the best street musician in New Orleans. The game is played over three days (rounds), in which players choose which locations to play their set of songs. It takes time to play a song, so players decide on their next turn whether they're going to use all of their energy at the location or to only use some of it to save the rest for later songs. If a player matches the mood of the crowd with the song that they're playing, they can get bonus tips!
- Thematic Actions: Songs require differing amounts of energy from musicians and players are rewarded greatly for playing the songs that the crowd wants to hear.
- Partially Known Information: While you know where the other musicians are playing, you're never quite sure how much energy the other players will put into each of their performances until the end of their next turn.
- Escalating Rounds: The game starts with three locations, but by the final round, there's five locations so players have to choose where to play wisely!
- Engaging Gameplay: Players determine how much energy to allocate to each location after seeing how other players play, so players must pay attention to what happens between their turns.
Decide whether you want to try to get a few tips from the crowd at every location or if you really want to win over a particular crowd in this musical game of area control!
The campaign is about 1/3 of the way to its goal with still 23 days left to go.