Maharaja Comes to Kickstarter
Cranio Creations has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Wolfgang Kramer & Michael Kiesling classic, Maharaja. The game has been re-designed by Simone Luciani of Tzolk'in fame. In addition, the graphics and components for the game have been improved and overhauled. The artists for this new edition are Klemens Franz and Samuele Gaudio. The game plays 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, in about 90 minutes.
In Maharaja, the players are each attempting to win the favor of their maharaja. They do this by building statues and raising shrines, making the visit of their maharaja unforgettable. The main mechanics of the game are area control and action selection as the players vie for control in the seven major cities. With the new edition of the game comes new character tiles, scoring tiles, and bonus tiles, as well as a new victory point mechanism.
There are plenty of Stretch Goals with this already funded Kickstarter, ensuring a lot of variability in the game. You can even give the game a try on Tabletopia . There is also a "living" rule book (in English) available to review on the Kickstarter page. The campaign has about 2 weeks to go. Be sure and check it out here!