I sleep a lot.
Well, probably not that much more than most people, but I do enjoy my sleep-time. I’ve described my feelings when going to be as like when you’re really hungry and someone puts a plate of delicious food in front of you. Reason being is I love dreams. You can do anything in dreams. You can be anywhere. You can run into all sorts of crazy creatures. You can build crazy creatures. You can then have those creatures attack one-another. However, being a dream, things tend to not be too stable. Those creatures can break free and attack you, or even just disappear in a puff of dream-logic. That’s just the story behind Nightmarium, a card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
Note that I didn’t say “new” game. That’s because Nightmarium has had a successful launch in Russia and Eastern Europe. Now, they’re looking to expand to an English-speaking audience.
During your turn you perform two actions, after which the next person to your left takes his turn. You can select any pair of actions out of three possibilities (you can also perform the same action twice). The game involves creating creatures using the various “body parts” cards. Some parts are only able to be used in one place, while others can be used in different places on your creature. Each part also has a special ability on it. When you complete a creature (playing a head, torso, and legs), you’ll perform its different abilities, starting at the top and working your way down. These different abilities are things like letting you play an extra card from your hand, devouring parts of enemy creatures, drawing extra cards, and so forth. The winner is the first player to create 5 complete creatures.
The Kickstarter campaign just got underway and is already 2/5 of the way to their goal. It’s set to run for another 27 days.