Way back in 2012 I did a review of Morels and suggested an alternative to the forest layout that eventually made its way into the rules. I met the designer, Brent Povis, at Origins and we’ve kept in touch over the years. It’s with great anticipation that he’s announced an expansion to Morels and has recently launched the game on Kickstarter.
I highly encourage you to check out the game and make a pledge. I quickly pledged at the Forager Deluxe level (with handcrafted bits) plus an extra $5 for the additional cooking pans but there are lots of options still available. His modest goal of only $15k was met on the first day of the campaign and I’m so excited for him.
The artwork of the original version is simply stunning and I give Vince Dorse and Jarek Nocoń kudos capturing my memories of mushroom hunting with my dad and being able to depict that in both the day and night card artwork. Kudos, indeed.
Later in life, Pegasus Spiele picked up the original title and although I’m sure that was a great feeling for Two Lanterns Games, the new name (Fungi), the artwork, smaller cards, and more botanical/language-neutral card scheme left the game a bit dry for me. I’ve always much preferred the original artwork and I’m very happy that the Kickstarter expansion returns to its roots with Vince Dorse at the drawing board. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
If you haven’t already, jump over to Kickstart and submit your pledge. I have no doubt Brent will come through with an excellent game that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.Views: 1957