Renegade Game Studios has started laying the groundwork for another big GenCon with plans to release Gunkimono by Jeffrey D. Allers with art by George Sellas. Gunkimono has already received a Seal of Excellence from The Dice Tower!
Gunkimono is a tactical tile-laying and area control game set in feudal Japan where players will be challenged to optimize their troop deployment in order to gain the most ground while increasing military strength. The game is designed for 2-5 players aged 10+ and will play in 45-60 minutes.
In war-torn feudal Japan, the soldiers are restless. The endless battles, betrayals, and broken promises have the soldiers questioning where their loyalties lie. Meanwhile, the daimyo are strategizing, marshaling their troops, and erecting strongholds to bolster the strength of their armies, all in pursuit of honor and ultimate victory.
In the game each player will take on the roles of a daimyo. Players will then plot military movement across the countryside. Players will develop new squads of troops to build up victory points but must balance this with the need to forego expansion in order to build up their stronghold instead.
The game will be released at GenCon 2018, taking place August 2-5th 2018.
Jeffrey D. Allers is a German based designer currently living in Berlin and is active in the Berlin board game design community. Other designs by Allers include New Amsterdam, New York Slice, and Heartland,
What’s in the Box?
Included in the game will be:
- 1 Game Board
- 25 Small Army Tiles (1 troop each) – infantry, samurai, cavalry, spearman, archer
- 60 Large Army Tiles (2 troops each)
- 15 War Banner Tiles – dragon, crane, lotus
- 10 Strongholds
- 5 Daimyo Figures
- 5 Daimyo Tiles
- 25 Honor Markers
- 1 Start Player Sword
- 1 End-of-Game Tile
- 1 Cover Tile
- 1 Rulebook