this war of mine comp

This War of Mine, the critically-acclaimed and heart-wrenching survival game from 11 bit studios, is now “a board game experience, carrying an important message: In war, not everyone is a soldier. Can you survive to see the end of the war?”

Awaken Realms and 11 bit studios introduces a board game adaptation of This War of Mine by Michal Oracz, designer of the much-loved Neuroshima Hex!, and Jakub Wisniewski, the storyteller behind Dying Light.  This new game will include features such as:

  • 430 high-quality components, including 12 figures
  • a companion mobile app
  • over one thousand unique stories
  • an open & play system that makes it easy to start playing without previous learning the rules
  • a save-game mechanism
  • the innovative Reality Impact system, introducing an enormous amount of meaningful plot, choices and consequences.

The Kickstarter for this project is now live, and the following is an excerpt form the Kickstarter game summary:

This War of Mine: The Board Game is a fully co-operative, open and play, survival experience. In this challenging, story-driven game for 1-6 players, you will play as group of civilians trapped in a city torn by a military conflict.  To survive, you will need to make tough moral choices, delivered in a role-playing style.

The start of the campaign will be accompanied by an extraordinary event via livestream on May 10 at 3pm PST.  Artists for major tabletop and collectible-card-game franchises like Star Wars, A Game of Thrones, and Magic: The Gathering will unite as an ArtistsOnBoard group to create a large-format acrylic painting that will grace the cover of This War of Mine.  Click here for the link to the live streaming.

For more information on this project, visit the Kickstarter page and the game’s official website.

summoner wars digital show down

If you’re a Summoner Wars fan, you’ve no doubt found the digital app from Playdek.  Well now you can watch the best Summoners from around the internet duke it out live.  Plaid Hat Games, creators of Summoner Wars, have teamed up with BoardGameGeek and Playdek to bring you the Summoner Wars Digital Showdown, streaming live on Twitch TV.  The schedule appears below.

– Top 8 Day 1 (A & B): Dec 11th, 2014 – 9pm to 11pm EST
– Top 8 Day 2 (C & D): Dec 12th, 2014 – 9pm to 11pm EST
– Semi Finals: Dec 13th, 2014 – 12pm to 2pm EST
– Finals: Dec 13th, 2014 – 2pm to 3pm EST

The first two games of the top 8 were yesterday, but today you can watch the final two top 8 games and you can catch the semi-finals and finals over the rest of the weekend.  You can find the Twitch stream here and the BGG page here.  The announcement from Plaid Hat is here.