Hounded

Atlas Games has released a 7 minute video teaching people how to play their new game Hounded. Hounded is a two player tile game, in which one player plays a fox and the other plays a hunting party with a group of varied hounds, each with its own special ability.

The video is on YouTube

or can be downloaded from Atlas Games here.

hounded

Atlas Games will be releasing a new two-player asymmetric game next month that brings fox hunting into the board game realm, Hounded.  In the game a player will either be the cunning fox, trying to elude capture, or the determined hunter, trying to hunt down the fox.  In the game each player will be moving their pawns and turning over tiles as they do, sometimes triggering effects and sometimes not.  Now while the fox character is alone, the hunter has a team of hounds to help him hunt the fox.  All the hunter has to do to win is either corner the fox with his dogs, or force the fox to end his turn next to the hunter himself.  For the fox to win he has to essentially run out the clock, this is done by either finding the three time piece tiles, or flipping over 43 out of the 49 tiles.  Once time runs out the hunter has to retire for the day and the fox escapes!

Art for the game has an origami feel to it with lots of sharp edges and points, an art style which is also shown on the tiles as well.  The game itself seems very portable and will come in a tin that I imagine will be around Roll for It Deluxe size.   Look for this on store shelves next month.