After a sluggish start this year, Kickstarter campaigns are really starting to pick up! I'm still waiting on some specific projects to appear, so I am trying not to make pledges right now. But a few games have definitely caught my attention!
1. Isles of Terror
This is a bright, colorful game that is available with or without miniatures. It's playable in either competitive or cooperative mode, which means that solo will be possible. Each game can be treated as part of an overarching campaign that will allow you to play through a broader story, but you will need victory points to win—victory points earned through in-game progress and completion of objectives. If you dig pirates, exploration, and miniatures, Isles of Terror looks like a possible game of interest for you.
2. Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star and Xia: Missions and Powers
Xia is a sandbox space exploration game with an expansion that allows players to enjoy it solo. There is an all-in pledge available for those who do not have the game but are thinking about jumping on board now. The ultimate goal in Xia is to come out with the most victory points, but a lot can happen along the way. You have considerable flexibility: some players will choose to build a vast empire as space merchants, while others might become space pirates. I have not yet played Xia myself, but it gets a lot of love in the solo community. If it sounds like your sort of thing, you should look into it further.
3. Fields of Green: Grand Fair
Fields of Green is a farming game in which players draft cards, then use those cards to build the most satisfying farming engines possible. Grand Fair is an expansion that allows farmers to enter into events at the state fair and grow their agribusinesses in new ways. It also adds solo rules, which were not included in the base game. If you like card drafting, engine building, and farming games, you can add Fields of Green to the list of games with official solo rules. You can pledge for both the base game and the expansion during the current Kickstarter campaign.