Days of Wonder announced an upcoming expansion to the hit game Five Tribes coming to GenCon this summer! From designer Bruno Cathala, artwork by Clément Masson, and titled ‘The Artisans of Naqala‘ the expansion will bring Artisans to the game who will help players craft magical and precious items. Some of these items will unlock special powers and others will provide Victory points.
They say that in the very heart of the mountains of the Sultanate of Naqala, there lives a Tribe that rarely appears in the bazaars and markets in town.
They call themselves the Artisans, and work day and night crafting precious items, inlaid with rare gems.
Some travellers claim that the Artisans are able to craft unique artifacts, filled with magic and mystery…
The Artisans will be represented by purple meeples and the expansion will also feature new Djinns and new tiles: Workshops (where Artisans Craft their items), Specialized Markets (where players can buy specific merchandise), an impassable Chasm, and Mountain markers. The entire contents of the expansion will be:
- 6 Tiles (3 Workshops, 2 Specialized Markets, & 1 Chasm)
- 15 Wooden Meeples
- 4 Tents
- 18 Item Markers
- 6 Mountains
- 4 Djinn cards (2 new, 2 revised)
- 1 New Scoring Pad
- 4 Summary Sheets
- 1 Rule Booklet
Five Tribes was a big hit at GenCon last year, is nominated for a 2014 Dice Tower Award, and won the Golden Geek award for Best Strategy Game 2014. With the original designer and artist back for this expansion it’s a pretty good bet that this will make an already great game even better.
You can see the full press release here. If you’re lucky enough to attend GenCon check it out and as always keep an eye on your FLGS/OLGS for the expansion to become available.