Endeavor is a euro-style game that came out in 2009, and while you may not hear about it talked much, it is a solidly rated game with some good mechanics. So in order to bring the game back into print for more to enjoy it, Burnt Island Games and Grand Gamers Guild have teamed up to reprint the game. They have gone through and done the usual updating with better art and revised rules, but they have also gone the extra mile to include extras. Some of those extras include a second side to the board for a different player count, variable setups with new buildings, a new exploits mechanic, and more. Another aspect that was updated was how slavery was depicted in the original game, and while it is still present in this edition, they made it more risky. This was done with the possibility of slavery being abolished during the game, effectively ruining any strategy that uses it too heavily.
Having played the original I wouldn’t mind getting this game to see if the new changes improve an already great game. Watch for the Kickstarter to launch in January of 2018, and see it premiere in print at Essen next year. You can read the press release below for more information.
Burnt Island Games & Grand Gamers Guild Reissue Endeavor
Burnt Island Games & Grand Gamers Guild join forces in a bold new Endeavor designed and updated by Carl de Visser & Jarratt Gray
Toronto, Ontario, Canada & Grand Rapids, MI, USA—Today, Burnt Island Games and Grand Gamers Guild announce a co-publication updating the 2009 Endeavor.
Endeavor was originally published in the United States in 2009 by Z-Man Games. The game currently sits at #172 on BGG. This edition will hold true to its Euro-style gameplay, and introduces a number of new features:
⎈ Double-sided board to accommodate different player counts
⎈ Variable starting set ups with new Buildings
⎈ Exploits to enhance the mechanisms and story of the different regions
⎈ Updated visuals by the original Artist and Graphic Designer: Josh Cappel
In Endeavor, players strive to earn glory for their empires. Sailing out from Europe and the Mediterranean, players will establish shipping routes and occupy cities the world over. As they do so, players will leverage their growing Industry, Culture, Finance, and Influence, building their engine and extending their reach into the far flung regions of the world.
One of the most controversial aspects of Endeavor that has been a topic of much discussion is the Slavery aspect of the game. Historically empires capitalized on the backs of indigenous peoples, and this Edition will not shy away from this reality. Employing Slavery is gut wrenching, but can often be a winning strategy. Empires who rely on this unsavory means of prosperity might find themselves in ruins if the tide turns and Slavery is abolished.
Endeavor is for 2-5 players, ages 13+, and plays in approximately 90 minutes. It will be hitting Kickstarter in January 2018, with fulfillment in late summer/early fall, and have a convention premiere at Essen 2018. For more information visit the Endeavor website: endeavorgame.com or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Much more information coming soon!
About Burnt Island Games
Burnt Island Games makes games that are innovative, thought provoking, and beautiful. Their games are engaging in play and aesthetic. Burnt Island the sibling company of Kids Table Board Gaming (Foodfighters, Problem Picnic: Attack of the Ants, and Haunt the House).
About Grand Gamers Guild
Grand Gamers Guild is the publisher of both Unreal Estate and Stroop, as well as the upcoming Pocket Ops. While they began with smaller titles, the Guild is excited to add Endeavor to the roster of bigger boxes to their production line.
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