Expedition: Famous Explorers – Kickstarter Campaign

Posted by renee {Power Gamer} | 22-Mar-13 | 9 comments

Expedition: Famous Explorers

Expedition: Famous Explorers is an updated version of two award-winning Wolfgang Kramer games – Wildlife Adventure and Expedition – with a new theme: discovery and exploration.

The Kickstarter campaign for Expedtion: Famous Explorers ends on March 31, 2013.

Pledgers can now receive 24 miniatures, the Hazard Deck and Upgraded Travel Tickets.
These items are no longer stretch goals and you do not need to pay extra. The bonus components will not be available outside of Kickstarter.

More about 8th Summit and their games can be found at their website: 8thsummit.net

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Junior

Thank you, Granny, for putting in your thoughts about this game. I think I’ll pass at this point, but it will definitely warrant a look in the long run. I can always use another gateway game for the collection, even with artwork that isn’t terribly appealing to me. Settlers falls in that category (in my opinion), but I still love playing and teaching it now and then.

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Sounds like a good family game. I better make my pledge if I want to see it made.

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Thanks for the feedback Granny. I like Kramer’s Mask Trilogy, El Grande and Princes of Florence so this is probably too light for me. Especially if I have games like TTR and other route connecting games. I see they have some advanced rules but I am a bit concerned Kramer didn’t design them. Ah well. Money can better serve other projects though I fear they may not get funded at all.

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The Expedition I have is the National Geographic Edition. It is a fairly light game similar to Ticket to Ride (secret destinations for points), but a few additional strategic options like public destinations. I haven’t played in quite some time, but I remember enjoying it as a nice Gateway game… good for introducing non-gamers. The photos of different countries/locations give you a sense of the theme (expeditions around the World), but it feels a little dated…. so an update might get me to play it again…. but do I really like the game that much if the look of it turns me away??? I may have to pull it out again and see how the kids like it. The original game was called Wildlife Adventure. I think it deserves a look if you like lighter family games, or don’t have a copy of Ticket to Ride already. If you can, find someone who has a copy to borrow.

@coltsfan76 It probably is one of Kramer’s lightest games. I love Tikal and Princes of Florence. Do not expect something of that caliber. You’d be disappointed.

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I’d be interested in more info to. I am a Kramer fan but hadn’t heard of this one before. But it seems a bit lighter than what I am used to from him.

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This game sounds pretty interesting.

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@Granny, since you have a copy of the original game, would you care to share a few of your thoughts on game play?

I don’t see an entry on this site for the original print, so perhaps a short review or pros/cons would go a long way to piquing more interest.

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I have the original… But this “looks” better. :-/

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This game is being produced by the same people who did Agents of SMERSH.

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