Friday, September 22, 2023

Thundergryph Games Announces New ‘Soda Pop’ Line Of Minimalist Abstract Titles

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Thundergryph Games (Tang Garden, Darwin’s Journey) has announced four new titles set to crowdfund on Backerkit next month. Like Thundergryph’s previous Matchbox Collection, these games are in miniature and made to fit inside a soda can. Hence the title: The Soda Pop Collection.

Cat-A-Comb, Light Seeker, Top Cap, and Forgenesis all use wooden components and are meant by Thundergryph to be an “experiment to bring more people into board gaming.” Each title is asymmetric and meant for two players. As part of the campaign, Thundergryph has also promised a free copy of a fifth game, the snack-themed Get Salty, to backers.


A group of mischievous cats is trying to play tricks on each other. These sneaky cats will either group together into troublesome crews or assert ownership over every surface of the place. Add cats or move a stack of cats in this game of mancala madness.

Light Seeker

A curse has cast a shadow over the valley, causing the inhabitants to run from the villages and the animals to flee their nests. A mysterious creature named Buh will use its magic to seek out and restore the light. You must slide or tilt cubes to increase the light in the valley as you try to accumulate 7 or more connected points of light.


Forgenesis Soda Pop contents

After the rigorous and sweltering work of hammering and polishing is completed, you breathe life into the figurines and use them in a game of wits to determine who is the most capable forger of all! Summon, move, and use the unique abilities of your creatures as you attempt to reach your opponent’s corner.

Top Cap

As freezing winter winds blow outside, you relax in a cozy chair at your favorite local pub along with your friends. A game idea has come to you where the goal is simple, the player who moves their cap onto their opponent’s bottle will win. However, getting there can be tricky because each cap affects how the other caps move. The path to victory is an elusive puzzle, can you out-wit your opponent and become the Top Cap?

The Soda Pop Collection launches on BackerKit on February 28.

Images via Thundergryph Games

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  • Dan Arndt

    Fiction writer, board game fanatic, DM. Has an MFA and isn't quite sure what to do now. If you have a dog, I'd very much like to pet it. Operating out of Indianapolis.

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