Behind the Throne: Ares Games partners with IGames for New Card Game

March 4, 2016 - 8:48am
  Courtesy of Publisher

Secret organizations are fighting for the right to rule over the Old Kingdom!
Designed by Oleksandr Nevskiy and Oleg Sidorenko (Mysterium), and illustrated by Denys Martynets, Behind the Throne is a new push-your-luck card game in which players will be collecting sets of cards to obtain special abilities and victory points.  All the while players "struggle for power in the shadow of the royal throne" amidst intrigue, blackmail and multiple threats. The more servants, nobles and dignitaries that players control (represented by the cards), the closer to the goal they are. Ares Games has announced a license agreement with Ukrainian games publisher IGames in order to publish this game, and the plan is to release it in four different languages: English, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. The two companies have the following to say about the partnership and the game:
“We are very proud to be a partner of IGames, a company with a great attention to detail and quality. We are confident Behind the Throne will be a great addition to our card games line – it is simple and fun, but it is also surprisingly deep as you learn to play." --Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games. ”It was very comfortable to work on the project with Ares Games, as they are also both publishers and board game designers. They know exactly what the creative process means. And they were very patient and understanding when we needed some more time for balancing the game. We wanted to create a fast and entertaining gameplay, and full of interesting decisions and at the same time the game had to have minimum components and very fast setup." --Oleksandr Nevskiy, Creative director of IGames.
Behind the Throne is a game for 2-4 players ages 8 and up and is scheduled for release in the USA in the summer of 2016.  For more information about this partnership and this new card game, visit Ares Games' website here.