Rather Dashing Games teased this upcoming game earlier this year, but now they have officially announced the game Element. In the game you are playing as an elemental sage, trying to capture your opposing sage using the four elements. Using wind, fire, earth, and water you have to somehow get around their defenses and box them in, but those elemental interactions are what make this game interesting. The obvious of water countering fire is there, but what happens when wind comes up against water, or earth against fire? It’s these varying interactions that will make each game of Element different and keep it fresh from game to game. First one to capture their opponent is the winner.
Also of interest is that Boardgame Corner has given Element the Cornerstone Collection award, branding it as a game they think everyone should own. So if you value their opinion then you might want to pick up this game when it becomes available in December of this year. You can read the full press release below.
Master the forces of nature in Element!
Fire. Water. Earth. Wind. These four Elements have driven mankind’s mythology, philosophy and science for thousands of years. Now master these primal forces in this easy-to- learn but deeply strategic game. Element, the latest release from the creative minds at Rather Dashing Games, is a unique strategy game for 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up. Players take turns drawing and placing Element stones to encircle their opponents’ Sages (player pieces). Each Element has unique properties used to block an opponent’s movement. Feed walls of flame, move raging rivers, raise impenetrable mountain ranges and even bend wind to your command.
Transform one Element into another with the Rule of Replacement or sacrifice stones to help your Sage avoid capture. Understanding the subtle, diverse and powerful nature of the four Elements is the key to surrounding your opponent and claiming victory.
Interactions between the four Elements and the Sages ensure that the game never plays the same way twice. Element’s rich gaming experience makes it perfect for tournaments and organized play. Boardgame Corner gave Element the first-ever Cornerstone Collection Award prior to its release, praising it as “a great strategy game with some puzzle-like elements. One of those games that keeps you coming back for more, with every experience being unique in some way.”
Each game includes:
- Game Board
- 4 Unique Sages
- 120 Element Stones
- Embroidered Bag
- Element Rule Book
Release date: December 2016
Average game play: 30 minutes
Element joins Rather Dashing Games’ already stellar catalog of easy-to- play, hard-to- win games including We Come in Peace, the Drawn & Quartered series – Pirates, Ninjas, Robots & Zombies and Graveyards, Ghosts & Haunted Houses – and other favorites such as Four Taverns and Dwarven Miner.
To see a full listing of Rather Dashing Games, please visit www.ratherdashinggames.com.