This updated version of The Ancient World, features new cover art, updated components new and revised titans and even expanded gameplay.
The following design features take the game to a gorgeous new deluxe level:
- Numbered, limited-edition boxes
- "Ryan Laukat's "signature" printed in metallic ink
- Larger, double-sided player boards
- Updated game board, district and empire cards
- Metal coins!
"In an ancient world forgotten by time, enormous titans terrorize the land. Five tribes have been fleeing from the titans for centuries, but things are about to change. Growing city-states pledge to end the reign of terror, determined to take on the titans and make the world a safer place for all. Each city-state competes to attract the tribes, eager for the strength of the combined peoples, with the hope that the titans can be defeated once and for all."
The Ancient World mixes card drafting, set collection and worker placement mechanism as players compete to grow the largest and most influential city-states, measured by owned tribe banners. Players take turns sending citizens to take special actions or using military cards to attack titans. Banners are collected via empire cards as well as by defeating titans. Victory points are gained for sets of tribe banners and after six rounds, the player with the most VPs wins.
The Kickstarter campaign
runs until September 8th. The game is expected to ship in June 2019. Backers can choose between two pledge levels. If you own the original game, you can make due with just an upgrade pack (and perhaps some sweet metal coins). Players new to the game can go all in for the entire 2nd edition pledge.
The Dice Tower reviewed the original version of The Ancient World and you can see what Sam and Tom said here