Head To The Forest With Robot Friends In Transmissions

April 16, 2021 by fcostin

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When I am in search of whimsy, I guarantee that I always find it in the fantasy genre. Usually, it belongs with gnomes in taverns, and even in deep in the woodlands with talking badgers and mice coming to the rescue of the forest.

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Transmissions // CrossCut Games

But up on Kickstarter at the moment, there is whimsy in a new layer and genre! Bringing adorable robot miniatures into the forest in a mechanical friendly, rondel, worker-placement style game - Transmissions.

The game features beautiful artwork from Matt Dixon, and paints and beautiful work where friendly mechanical robot friends work together to create harmony. The robots are little workers that have simple tasks to complete on a rondel-style-board (one of my favourites!) where you use electricity and engrams to said tasks to score points. Along with keeping the electricity running, these robots will be in charge of maintaining the pipe system and gather birds and butterflies for bonus points.

Transmissions // CrossCut Games

The resources available give me the warm and fuzzies, would you look at the miniatures! These miniatures look ready to play and venture into the forest and happy to fix those pipes and collect some butterflies.

In the box, there certainly is not much left for imagination - as Transmissions supplies everything you could possibly need. Including the miniatures, board, rule book, tiles aplenty, cards aplenty, tokens aplenty and player boards. A whole lot to get you started.

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The game can play at 1-4 players too, so if you are looking to work collaboratively with others to present new ideas, upgrade your robots, and fix the pipes - it looks like a beautiful and charming experience both solo and collaboratively.

The Kickstarter is still relatively new, with 21 days still to go. It was funded within the first day of the campaign being live. Be sure to check out their wide range of stretch goals, pledge levels, and even to download the rules to get a peek!

What genre or category would you like to see more 'whimsy'?

"The game features beautiful artwork from Matt Dixon, and paints and beautiful work where friendly mechanical robot friends work together to create harmony...."

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