Last year we reviewed the quick playing, empire building game Eight Minute Empire. One of the things that first drew me to that game was the fantastic artwork Ryan Laukat from Red Raven Games. Well he’s back on Kickstarter now with his newest offering, The Ancient World, a worker placement game that features more of his great painting style.
In this new game, players are trying to build up their kingdom by attracting tribal people, all while trying to end the terror of the fearsome Titans. The theme in The Ancient World is a fresh one and the rules seem very easy to learn.
From the Kickstarter Page:
In The Ancient World, players compete to grow the largest and most influential kingdom by managing citizens, treasury, military and defeating titans. Players take turns sending citizens to take special actions or using military cards to attack titans. Players also purchase Empire cards to add strength and abilities to their kingdom.
A kingdom’s influence in the world is measured by sets of tribe banners that it owns. Each Empire card has one or more tribe banners. Tribe banners can also be gained by defeating titans. Players gain victory points for sets of tribe banners.
After six rounds, the player with the most victory points from sets of tribe banners wins.
I was a huge fan of Eight Minute Empire, so I’m really looking forward to checking out Red Raven Games latest offering. The game has some unique rules for a worker placement game and I don’t think I have anything like this in my collection. The campaign has already hit its funding goal and is well on its way to unlocking a few stretch rewards. A pledge of $50 will get you a copy of the game and any stretch goals met. The game is scheduled to be in backers hands in December of 2014 and you have until Thursday, April 3rd to become a backer. So head over there today and check it out.