Fantastic Factories: Manufactions Now on Kickstarter

I know I already told you it was coming (and judging by the hits on that post over the last couple of days, you’re all looking for it!), but now it’s here!

Yesterday, the expansion to the wonderful tableau-building card game Fantastic Factories, designed by Joseph Z Chen and Justin Faulkner and now published by Deep Water Games, finally hit Kickstarter after a month or two of anticipation.

And wow, what a campaign it is.

Not only are you getting the Manufactions expansion set, but there’s also a second expansion (a bit smaller) called Subterfuge that adds a bit more player vs player action to the whole game.

All pictures in this post are from the Kickstarter page

Yes, that’s right. Two expansions! And a bunch of promo cards as well. And maybe even a playmat if you like!

The Manufactions expansion adds buildings that can produce vitamins, which are a new resource that can help you with other buildings that are in this expansion.

Subterfuge will give some player interaction as you can sabotage other players’ buildings so they can’t produce the next turn.

It all looks really cool, actually.

I don’t have the base game, though I do love playing it. Thus, I went for the whole “buy everything!” pledge which will cost about $130 CDN. But it will be worth it for basically a game, two expansions, promos, and the playmat.

I’m not usually a playmat kind of guy, but there doesn’t appear to be a pledge level where you can buy everything but the mat.

My wife and I really enjoyed the game at Dice Tower West, so buying the whole thing was a no-brainer. I was going to buy the base game itself until I received the announcement of this Kickstarter.

Why not support a couple of great guys (I’ve met Joseph once at Dragonflight and he facilitated a great playthrough of the game) via Kickstarter rather than buying it online?

Sure, we’ll have to wait until June 2021 (at least) to play it, but it will keep.

I am very happy to support Joseph and Justin with this pledge.

If you like tableau-building card games at all, you can’t go wrong with Fantastic Factories. I should probably write a review of it anyway.

Two expansions that add to the experience?

How could I refuse?

Check out the Kickstarter campaign that hit over $100,000 in 9 hours and is well on its way to become a smashing success (it already is, but it has 27 days to become even more of one!).

I hope that we can actually be gaming face-to-face by the time I receive this. I really look forward to playing it again.

Have you backed this one yet? Have you played it?

Let me know in the comments.

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