Llama Dice announces The White Castle
The design team of Llama Dice, who are in reality Israel Cendrero and Sheila Santos, affectionately credited as Isra C. and Shei S., really came into the spotlight with the release of The Red Cathedral in 2020, a resource-collection and recipe-fulfillment game about constructing Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. The game was particularly notable for its unique dice-driven resource market. And now, Llama Dice have announced the spiritual successor to Red Cathedral, The White Castle.
The White Castle takes place in feudal Japan, with the centerpiece being Himeji Castle. Amass influence in the court, manage resources boldly, and place workers in the right place at the right time to gain points. Gameplay involves resource management, worker placement, and dice placement in order to execute actions. Over three rounds, players will send members of their clan to tend the gardens, defend the castle, or progress up the social ladder of the nobility.
The White Castle is scheduled to release from publisher Devir in October 2023.