I backed for the first 3 games. Metro, Jutaku and Jidohanbaiki. Jidohanbaiki was pointless. The drinks machine didn’t work. I emailed, got the response it should do about 10%, spent half an hour dropping things in at different angles, speeds and quantities. Not 1 thing stuck in it. I sold it.
Jutaku is fun. There’s a game there. Being dyspraxic I found it a bit frustrating with being all slow but enjoyed doing the building and was happy accepting I’d never win. However my 2 main gaming friends hate dexterity games. So I sold it.
Tokyo Metro though. Amazing. It’s a hybrid train game and worker placement and really unique. The waterfall of action spots is cool. The board is meaningful and the investment side of things really adds some spice and stops my main complaint with WP games. I often find worker placements to be boring because of how linear they are, this game stops that. Really glad I have a copy.
I started to pledge for the metro expansion then saw $20 of postage would make it a $50 purchase. If I was buying more things I’m sure the postage would be fine. But I’m not so it’s not.