Arcane Wonders has partnered with MESAboardgames to release an English language version of VIRAL. Designed by António Sousa Lara and Gil d’Orey, VIRAL is a 2-5 player area-control game where players compete to infect and control organs in a human body. As Bryan Pope, President of Arcane Wonders said:
“When Tom brought us VIRAL to play, we fell in love with it immediately! It has a fresh, original and clever theme; a territorial control game set inside the human body! The game play is simple and streamlined, yet it has lots of great tactical decisions and difficult choices. The game has a lot of flavor and personality, with great player interaction. My favorite part is the mutation cards; They allow you to mutate your viruses, changing how they behave, and develop your strategy.”
Each player is a deadly virus. The object is to mutate and take over the host’s organs. Other player’s viruses are sure to get in the way, and if too many viruses are present in an organ a Crisis occurs and the Immune System will wipe out your infection!
VIRAL will be released as one of the Dice Tower Essentials line of games joining Sherriff of Nottingham, Onitama, and several others. These are games that noted reviewer Tom Vasel believes are essential for any gamer’s collection.
VIRAL will be first shown at Gen Con in 2017 at Arcane Wonders’ Booth. It is planned for an August 2017 release.