Shadi Torbey

Z-Man Games has announced the next game in the Oniverse series of games, Aerion by designer Shadi Torbey featuring art from Élise Plessis. The Oniverse is most famous for its flagship game Onirim (2010), the popular 1-2 player card game of pattern creation, door collection and inevitable reshuffling, as well as its successors Sylvion (2015), Castellion (2015) and Nautilion (2016). Aerion continues the theme of 1-2 players trying to collect a series of goal cards, this time by building 6 airships by collecting the best blueprints, resources and crew. Resources are collected by rolling 6 dice, using specific combinations to create your materials. If your roll does not make a resource you need, you can discard cards to reroll – but like Onirim, if you run out of cards in the resource decks, you lose the game. Again following on the success of Onirim, Aerion comes with 6 mini expansions changing the challenge slightly each time. Aerion comes with 133 cards, 6 dice, 16 tokens, 1 scary wooden pawn (remniscent of Onirim), and the rulebook. For more information, you can read the press release from Z-Man Games, and look for Aerion at your FLGS in Spring 2019.

Asmodee Digital has released a digital application version of Onirim, originally from Shadi Torbey.  The goal of the game remains the same: play through a deck of cards symbolizing a mysterious labyrinthine dreamscape, where Nightmares may pop up at any time (even several times in a row), to find 8 doors that designate the way out.  The game is currently available for $0.99 for iOS here and Android here.  The 7 expansions for the physical game are not yet available on the digital platforms, but perhaps something to look for in the future if the app does well.  You can learn more by checking out Asmodee’s website here or watching the trailer for the game on YouTube.