I fairly recently signed up for an account over at Meeple Mechanic. Peter Schultz of Cobblestone Games was one of the first to contact me through the site. He was looking for someone to preview their new game Builders of Blankenburg. The game is currently on kickstarter and already half funded.
Builders of Blankenburg is a bidding and building game for 2-5 players. Players are bidding and trading resources in order to convert plans in their hand to buildings on the table. What you build is very important as citizens who move into Blankenburg have definite preferences for which buildings they want to stay in and they will reward the owners of those buildings with much needed income.
I've got to say right off the bat Builders of Blankenburg is, by far, the best (p)review game I've played. These kickstarter preview games are often a mixed bag and sometimes feel like they could use a few more months (or years) of work. Not so with this game. The gameplay is very solid and it does something interesting and new.
Note: this (p)review is based on an early prototype of Builders of Blankenburg. The physical components you see here do not represent the final production versions. Very few of the cards have actual art on them and I know for a fact that the board background art is changing. In addition the resource cubes and beads may not represent what will be in the final product.