Small World Designer Edition up for Pre-Order on June 9th!

June 7, 2015 - 11:12pm

Days of Wonder has announced that the Designer Edition of their hit game Small World will be available in limited amounts to everyone on June 9th. Small World is an area control game that takes fantasy races mixes them with unique special powers in a way that you are never guaranteed the same power with a specific race each time. Players try to control as many territories on a small map with their race/power combo until they decide to send their race into decline and start again with a new combination. You can only have one active race and one in decline on the board at a time and you will score points for every area you control at the end of your turn. It's quite fun to play and one of the rare games that is easy to introduce to new gamers as well as providing enough strategy and depth for gamers to enjoy.

Small World Designer Edition was an add on in a Kickstarter for the digital edition of Small World. It takes the already high quality components that Days of Wonder is known for and brings them to a level that very few games achieve.
The Small World Designer Edition includes deluxe wooden tokens covering all races from the base game and the Cursed!,Grand Dames, Be Not Afraid and Royal Bonus expansions, plus Race banners and Special Powers banners that are all heat-printed on wood. The victory points are custom metal coins that vary in shape and size depending on their value, and are stored in little leather purses to hide your fortune from your opponents. The Designer Edition also includes three super-sized boards for 2-3, 4-5 and 6 players, as well as numerous custom finely-sculpted resin figures for game elements such as the Dragon, Heroes, Pots of Gold, Fireballs, Catapult, etc. Last but not least, it also includes the famous "Pocket Encyclopedia" of Small World from the Kickstarter Campaign.
The components all come in a beautiful wooden box and in total is said to weigh approx. 50 lbs. Tom Vasal has a video review here where you can see the game in all it's glory. Honestly even if you have no interest in attempting to purchase a copy it's worth watching the video just to see the final product. Speaking of attempting to purchase the game will in a very limited release and Days of Wonder recommends if you are interested in buying a copy you should place an order as soon as possible after it goes on sale.
On June 9, 2015, on 3 pm GMT(8 am PDT) we will open the orders for the Designer Edition of Small World. We anticipate a high amount of orders, and we must remind you that our stocks are limited. So, make sure to place your order as soon as possible on June 9! Please also note that the offer is limited to one copy per person; you cannot order several copies of the Designer Edition.
If you want a copy of the game and you don't manage to grab a one of the limited Designer Editions or don't want to pay the hefty (but very fair) price you should head over to your favorite FLGS/OLGS and get yourself a copy of Small World.