Lookout announces Expedition to Newdale, a board game sequel to Oh My Goods!
"Your hands are dirty, the back is aching and the clothes are sweaty, but your work for today is finished! The new mill looms proudly in front of you and the soft groaning and fluttering of the blades sounds like a choir of angels in your ears. Soon the golden wheat of your fields will be ground to valuable flour which will earn you a fortune. "
Lookout Spiele has announced a new title from master designer Alexander Pfister, Expedition to Newdale. Expedition takes place in the same world as the popular game Oh My Goods, a mere 5 years after the events of the Escape to Canyon Brook expansion, but does not require playing the previous card games. Expedition is a campaign story game spanning eight chapters, encompassing 15 hours of gameplay.
In Expedition to Newdale, 1-4 players each take control of a starting coal mine, a player board, and have a hand of 5 cards. Each turn starts by revealing an event, which not only alters the play for the round, but also dictates how many workers minimum a player has for the round. Workers come in 4 colors, making planning for actions tricky. Players then place action tiles on action spaces, both on the main board and on their personal board. These tokens are numbered from 1-4, and set the order of actions their workers will execute. After planning the turn, more workers are drawn from the bag, which could make previously impossible actions completely doable, adding a push your luck element to the game. Finally, players execute their planned action tokens in order from 1 to 4, spending workers if they have them. However, if not enough workers became available during the random draw, some actions may go uncompleted.
Players will need to plan ahead, push their luck, and set up for a plan B to be successful in Expedition to Newdale. The game itself comes with 3 double sided boards, 4 player boards, one communal action board, over 220 cards, and tons of tokens. Look for Expedition to Newdale to debut at Essen Spiel in October, with full release to follow at the end of the year. For more details, check out Lookout Spiele’s webpage here.