Richard Garfield's Carnival of Monsters on Kickstarter

October 25, 2017 - 6:29am
Amigo Spiel and Freizeit GmbH has launched Carnival of Monsters by famed designer Richard Garfield on Kickstarter. Currently at just over 45,000 Euro with 26 days remaining, Kicktraq has estimated the game trending towards 245,000 Euro which would be 100% of the goal amount. The anticipated shipping date for the game is August 2018. The standard edition of the game requires a 45 Euro pledge, while the deluxe edition runs for 65 Euro and the Artist edition comes in at 99 Euro.

While best known for his work creating Magic: The Gathering, Richard Garfield has designed a long list of incredibly popular games including King of Tokyo, Androit: Netrunner, RoboRally and King of New York. In his newest game, Garfield has brought the concept of lands back to card drafting. In Carnival of Monsters players will hunt the monsters legends are made of during the games four seasons.  Players will start with a limited number of Lands which are used to play Monsters.

Step right up, my lords and ladies, and prepare to be mystified by the most bizarre, the most exotic, the most fantastic sights you have ever yet to behold! Step behind this curtain—for the merest, tiniest contribution—and your world will be changed forever! For this is the Carnival of Monsters, and it offers a world of wonders!

Carnival of Monsters is recommended for 2-5 players aged 10 and up and takes around 45 minutes to play. Rules are already available to download. Gameplay At the beginning of each season players will be dealt eight cards which will include Monsters, additional Lands, or other cards that can improve the carnival. All players draft a single card, passing the rest to their neighbor. The card is then either played immediately or a player can pay a coin to save it for later play. More lands allow players to bring out larger monsters. Every monster played is worth more end game points. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. The standard edition of the game will include 240 cards A Long History of Artists The artists who are contributing to the project in combination have illustrated over 1,000 Magic: The Gathering cards in the past 25 years. The artists include:
  • John Avon - Cover & Logo Artist
  • Larry Elmore - Staff Cards Artist
  • Jesper Myrfors - Artist for Darkland Faction
  • Ron Spencer - Artist for Dreamlands Faction
  • Mark Tedin - Artist for Enchanted Forest Faction
  • Nene Thomas - Artist for Aerie Faction
  • Drew Tucker - Artist for Depths Faction
  • Pete Venters - Artist for Caves Faction
Cards are available to download and view.