As usual, Kickstarter has some thrilling offerings for us solo gamers. Let's get right to it!
Iwari is an abstract (or "abstract-like," as the official copy says) game about the beginnings of humanity, when humans had not yet explored the earth or obtained the knowledge we now have. You'll use Euro game mechanics to grow and expand. The most notable thing about the game is definitely the art, which is gorgeous. If you're looking for a very pretty game to adorn your shelves, this one has promise.
2. Paladins of the West Kingdom
Paladins of the West Kingdom is a follow-up to Architects of the West Kingdom, and is the second entry into the West Kingdom trilogy. In the game, you are trying to pile up the most VP by hiring Paladin workers to carry out various tasks, including building, but also recruiting monks and dealing with outsiders. This is supposed to be a game that is relatively easy to learn, but has a lot happening with a lot of decisions to make. If you liked the North Sea series or Architects, then Paladins should be a natural next step for you.
3. Valeria Card Kingdoms: Crimson Seas
I don't have much experience with the Valeria series, but it continues to expand and offers a lot of options for solo play. This campaign is actually offering three different products in one Kickstarter campaign: an expansion to Valeria: Card Kingdoms, an additional expansion pack, and a standalone dice game. If you already like Valeria: Card Kingdoms and want to expand your experience, now's your chance!