alea wants you to know "What we do in the [Council of] Shadows"

September 19, 2022 - 10:42am

Alea, a publishing imprint of Ravensburger, tends to focus on strategy games that have a high replay value. Some of their better known titles are Castles of Burgundy, Puerto Rico, and Broom Service. Now, alea has announced their most recent game, Council of Shadows by designers Martin Kallenborn and Jochen Scherer, with artwork by Armin Rangani.

In Council of Shadows, each player represents a galactic civilization that is vying to gain a spot that has opened up in the titular Council of Shadows. In order to secure your spot on the council, you must take control of important areas, secure the strongest actions, supply energy, and make three quantum leaps in order to prove that you are the most deserving of the spot on the council.

Council of Shadows plays 1-4 players, ages 14+, with an estimated playtime of 60-90 minutes. Council of Shadows will be making its presence known at Essen Spiel 2022.

Where to start? Where to start? Hmm... I like to play games? Yeah, that's brilliant. <delete><delete><delete> I'll try again later.