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8th Summit has begun funding for their 8th Kickstarter project today, Coven.

Designed by Paul Saxberg, Coven is a semi-cooperative game of secret alignments for 3 – 5 players where each player represents a Witch serving either the darkness or the light. Starting alignments are secret and it will be up to each player to deduce who they are aligned with in order to form a strategy for eventual victory.

Coven offers a unique design with a rotating game board, great theme and Euro mechanics that is more “thinky” than previous 8th Summit publications. The project runs until December 21st and is already nearing the halfway point in funding. Backers can choose to fund either the base game alone or the base game and the expansion, Coven: The Village. The project is set for a June 2015 release.

A unique offering with this Kickstarter project will be available for females only, ladies (or the lady in your life) backing at the appropriate level will have an illustration of their likeness represent one of the five Goddesses in the game. With Christmas approaching quickly, this would make for a very special and unique gift.

You can fund the project here.

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8th Summit announced Coven, a new fantasy, deduction, and negotiating game coming in 2015.

Coven, designed by Paul Saxberg, has won 2012’s Canadian Game Design of the Year Award from FallCon Gaming Society.  It features an interesting twist to hidden alignments by giving them to both players and non-playable characters.

From the publisher:

The board features an interlocking (and rotating) pentagram that rotates bonuses, penalties and the “spin action” that match to the 25 actions in the outer ring. Players circle the outer ring casting spells, collecting resources and trying to figure out who best to trust and who best to Hex. The gameplay is deceptively simple: your game could start with four players against one player (alignment, that is) in a five player game! Does that seem fair? You can make a determination yourself later this year, and you might be surprised.

Coven will include five hand sculpted miniatures of the player witches – Fire, Spirit, Air, Water, and Earth. Also included are artifacts, spells, alignment tokens, a Goddess board that also contains The Cauldron. We are right now working on the addition of story mechanics to the game for those who desire more of a thematic experience with ambiance. 

8th Summit is expecting to submit Coven to Kickstarter in the Fall.