This might help (more from a value point of view. Gameplay is better covered by the other stuff you watched):
That said, you seem to be on a roll backing and buying quite a few things. Keep in mind that great games with enough backers will either see a retail release or be fairly easy to get on the secondary market.
So you might want to ask yourself: Do I need to order a KS game now, before actual reviews from players come in? How will it change things for me if I have to wait a few months more to get it?
Personally, I’m down to backing 2-4 KS a year. And those are exclusively from companies whose games I’ve played before, for which I know and love the designer and/or are offering an expansion to a game I love. I don’t even look at other games anymore and I’m happier for it.
This year, I got:
Unsettled: From Orange Nebula, they who created Vindication. Those people are very highly rated in my books and I was always going to get their next game.
Sleeping Gods by Ryan Laukat. this one is purely based on the designer. He has a proven track record of delivering those story driven experiences.
- My wife backed Frosthaven, the sequel to Gloomhaven. Because that one has been providing us with many hours of gameplay.
- I will also back the Vindication expansion when it comes to KS in early December.
For the rest, I wait for reviews and retail or the second hand market. I still own more games than I can play. It’s not like I’m missing out on anything. But that’s my personal policy for KS’s. I’m never going to go hundreds of dollars all in every month on a new game I won’t have time to play. YMMV.