Coming later this year from Rio Grande Games.
Designed by Donald X. Vaccarino (Dominion, Kingdom Builder), this is a time travel themed game where players are moving around through history adjusting different aspects to ensure that power ends in your own time period.
The game will come with 108 cards, 61 wooden crowns, pawns and paths, and 48 coin chits. Temporum is for 2 to 5 players, ages 13 and up with a play time of 35 minutes. The current expected release is in August at Gen Con 2014.
From the publisher:
In some of the best versions of reality, the Egyptians discover America, the industrial revolution happens early, and eventually robots take over. In others, the Renaissance produces a plutocracy, which leads to a utopia — or perhaps to anarchy; it’s all in the subtle details. As a time-traveler, you’ve seen it all, and it all has its place. What’s important is who’s in control in the long run when time travel is invented. With other time-travelers mucking with things for their own reasons, your course is clear: You will tamper with history as much as is needed, stepping on however many butterflies it takes, to get a perfect world under your own benign rule.
In Temporum, the board shows the possible paths history can take and the actual path it currently takes. On your turn, you can change history, travel through time, and visit a point in history. You draw cards, play some of them for money and abilities, and score some of them to advance your power through history. Having more power in a time period gives you abilities, but your goal is to have all of your power in the last time period, the time from which you come.
Designed by Stephen Glenn (Balloon Cup, 1st & Goal), this dice-pool building game will have players rattlin’ bones. Players start the game with a regular six-sided dice and manipulate these dice by removing or replacing sides to accomplish their goals.
Rattlebones is for 2 to 4 players, ages 13 and up with a play time of 30 minutes.
More details for both Temporum and Rattlebones will be posted as they become available.