Arcane Wonders has announced Royals a new game from designer Peter Hawes, who also designed Francis Drake and Triassic Terror, will be coming to the Dice Tower Essentials line. Games in the Dice Tower Essentials line are games that Tom Vassal believes are essential to any gamer’s collection as he has thoroughly enjoyed playing them and believes others will too.
Royals is simple to teach area control game that has players taking actions as noble houses in 17th century Europe. Game play is similar to Ticket to Ride where players will attempt to collect sets of same colored cards but instead of claiming routes they are attempting to gain influence over different nobles. At the end of each of the three rounds players will score based on their influence on the board.
In Royals, players take on the roles of great noble houses of the 17th century, fighting for supremacy in Europe. By collecting country cards, players will influence Royal members across the Spanish, English, German and French countrysides. Influence can be contested though with the right intrigue cards and players will be in constant contest to maintain their influence in each region. The game takes place over three periods with scoring in between rounds and a final scoring period at the end, determined by who held the most influence with each Royal member.
Royals is sure to be a hit so stay tuned for more information about this ‘essential’ game.