If you missed the Kickstarter for Wendake last summer, you are in luck because it will now be available this fall.
Wendake, designed by Danilo Sabia and illustrated by Alan D’Amico and Paolo Vallerga, is an action selection, area control, and resource management game. Set in the Great Lakes Region during the Seven Years War between the French and the English (1756-1763), the war is but one obstacle to the Native American tribes of the Huron Nation striving for prosperity. In Wendake, players are chiefs of a Native American tribe managing all of the most important aspects of tribal life. Each tribe has their own special abilities their chiefs can use throughout the game.
The core of the game is the action selection mechanism. Actions are taken on a grid of tiles where players activate a row, column, or diagonal, taking all the actions in that line. Afterward, those action tiles are flipped over to reveal new actions to choose from. The available actions are constantly cycling, and over the course of the game new actions to add to the grid become available allowing better choices. Tribal prosperity is scored on the economic, military, ritual, and mask tracks that are paired. Players only score on the lowest of each paired track, so a balanced approach is necessary for victory. The player with the highest total score is the winner.
Wendake plays 1-4 players, ages 14+, in 1-2 hours, and it is available for pre-order now. Pre-orders from Renegade Game Studios can be picked up at Gen Con, August 2-5th, 2018, while pre-orders from your Friendly Local Game Store will be available this fall.