Ismaël Pommaz

barony

Matagot has announced a new addition to their Select Collection, Barony.  Designed by Marc André (Splendor), and illustrated by Ismaël Pommaz (Archipelago), Barony is a game in which players assume the role of one of four barons who, with their armies of knights, must colonize the most rich and fertile lands and defend them against the opposing barons.  Each player strives to climb the stairs of power with the ultimate goal of becoming the new king.

The game contains:

  • 36 Territory tiles
  • 1 score board
  • 1 First Player token
  • 112 wooden pawns:
    - 28 knights 20 cities
    - 8 strongholds
    - 56 villages
  • 84 tokens
    - 4 Score
    - 80 Resource

Barony is for 2-4 players ages 14 and up and plays in 45 minutes.  The game is scheduled to be available to the public in May of 2015.  For more information, visit the Barony game page on Matagot’s website, or the game’s page on Board Game Geek.

 

unita

Unita

A civil war is sweeping the mythical land of Helvetia, and only by seizing control and ruling the country can you put an end to the war. Maneuver, battle and outwit your foes to claim leadership of the nation!Unita is an abstract war game of fantasy warfare. Each player has armies represented by dice and moves those soldiers toward the gateway to gather the most powerful warriors and claim the throne. Battle your opponents, weaken their troops, and move on to victory.

  • 2-4 players
  • Ages 13+
  • 60 minute play time
Contains:

  • One double-sided game board
  • 64 dice (16 green, 16 yellow, 16 red, 16 blue)
  • First player marker
  • 12 Terrain tiles (3 of each color)
  • 12 Power cards (3 per faction)
  • Rules

 

desperados

Desperados of Dice Town

You’ve hired the most ruthless gang of desperados you could find, but before they could take care of your opponents, the sheriff went and locked ‘em up. Now it’s up to you to spring those banditos and send them after your foes, before they do the same to you!

Players will roll a handful of specialized dice, hoping to see the symbols that will advance their outlaws to the keys that will get them out of jail. Underhanded tricks, surprise cards, and the abilities of the bandits themselves will help you push your luck and execute your cunning plan – bankrupt the others and become the criminal mastermind of Dice Town!

  • 2-4 players
  • Ages 8+
  • 25 minute play time

Contains:

  • 4 gangs of desperados
  • 4 specialized dice
  • 29 cards
  • $200 in poker chips
  • 4 gang cards

archipelago

Archipelago: War and Peace

The exploitation of the New World continues, but new challenges and opportunities await. Rescue Robinson Crusoe, imprison unruly natives, and take your chances in the colonial lottery. Challenge the corrupt governor or use him for your purposes. But be careful in your maneuvering – the Archipelago survives on a knife-edge balance of war or peace.War & Peace is an expansion for the hit game Archipelago. It contains 40 new cards and a special box designed to speed up play. New evolution cards and character cards add variety and new dimension to this exciting game, and three new play modes will make for exciting and diverse games every time you play.

  • 2-5 players
  • Ages 13+
  • 30-240 minute play time

Contains:

  • 40 beautifully and individually-illustrated cards
  • 1 tray to hold all progress cards from the base game and expansion cards
  • Rulebook