We would like to inform you about recommended projects at Kickstarter, Spieleschmiede and Co. at regular intervals. In this article we introduce you to The Pursuit of Happiness - Neighborhood, Soviet Kitchen, Dinogenics: Controlled Chaos, Prêt-à-Porter and Terminator: Genisys.

The pursuit of happiness - neighborhood

After Kobold Spieleverlag has already successfully financed, localized and largely delivered the basic game developed by Artipia Games in the Spieleschmiede, the “Neighborhood” expansion is now following.

The game is about the player practicing a whole life from youth to old age. In worker placement manner, hourglass tokens, which represent the lifetime, are set in order to take up various activities, such as making a career, starting a family and much more.

neighborhood-Extension should now make it possible to make acquaintances and to surround yourself with people who shape your life. You can make yourself popular and make friends. With the expansion there is not only new cards but also the possibility to play the game with 5 players. It is therefore playable for 1 to 5 players, ages 12 and up.

For € 25 you can join the expansion, free shipping within Germany. If you don't have the basic game yet, you can get it with the stretch goal extension “Extra Lives” for € 70. Delivery is planned for September 2019. With the base game, Kobold and the smithy have proven their reliability by shipping the game one month before the end of the game.

Cover for Pursuit of Happiness: Community

Source: Artipia Games

Link to the Spieleschmiede campaign

Soviet Kitchen Unleashed

Soviet Kitchen is a cooperatively playable card game for 1 to 4 players, ages 12+. It works with app support and is easy to learn. Reading rules in the rulebook should be dispensed with thanks to the app. The aim of the game is to mix a color that comes close to an ordered color by adding colored food cards. The app provides the digital meat grinder for this.

The current Kickstarter campaign is a revision of the game that is also to appear in German. A basic version can be funded for € 17. If you already own the previous version of Spiel '18, you can get the revised materials for € 8. Special goodies can also be promoted in the campaign, such as a play mat or an apron. The shipping costs to Germany are very low at € 3, and there is also the option of a free pick-up at Spiel'19 in Essen. The campaign continues for 10 days and is just below the minimum funding amount of € 8.500.

Cover for Soviet Kitchen

Source: HYBR

Link to the Kickstarter campaign

DinoGenis: Controlled Chaos

In the Kickstarter campaign of this English language game, money will be raised for the first expansion of DinoGenics collected, and the basic game should also be printed again. With Controlled Chaos the player gets new opportunities to build his dinosaur park. Sea dinosaurs come into play, new types of buildings and a new resource. For $ 34 you can participate in the expansion, for $ 68 for the basic game alone and for $ 98 you can also support the basic game and the expansion. You have to plan about $ 23 for shipping to Germany. The minimum funding target has already been exceeded to a large extent, so the project can be implemented. If all goes well, the pledges will be sent out in early 2020.

Cover for the Dinogenics extension

Source: Ninth Haven Games

Link to the Kickstarter campaign


The game for 2010 to 2 players, ages 4 and up, developed by Ignacy Trzewiczek and Portal Games in 14, is to be financed for the third edition via Kickstarter. The minimum funding amount has already been reached and the project is still running for 10 days. It is a euro economy game in the world of fashion and catwalks. The players develop their own fashion empire using a worker placement mechanism. The project can be funded with $ 60, the equivalent of € 53. There would be a shipping of $ 15 to Germany, but a pickup in Essen'19 is also possible.

Cover for Pret a porter

Source: Portal Games

Link to the Kickstarter campaign

Terminator: Genisys

The game is a cooperatively playable and tactical board game for 1 to 4 players, ages 14+. Here people have to be like in the well-known Terminator-Films fight for bare survival against the machines. The illustrations are based on the film of the same name. The game was released in 2018 and the Spieleschmiede is now trying to localize it in German. For 70 € you get the basic game, at 120 € you get the extension. Unfortunately, the current funding amount is just under € 8.000 and € 22.000 must be reached. There are still 13 days left.   

Cover for Terminator Genisys

Source: River Horse Ltd.

Link to the Spieleschmiede campaign