Kickstarter has a loyal community that keeps bringing new board game ideas to market, this week the campaign for The Age of Atlantis began, a game that attracts attention just because of its design.
Let Poseidon grow!
A special feature of the stretch goals of this campaign is probably the statue of the god Poseidon, whom the inhabitants of Atlantis worship. Placed in the middle of the game board, he oversees the city, and the more supporters the game finds, the bigger the stature of Poseidon becomes.
And other mystical machines are part of the game; Centaur, Pegasus, Cerberus or Minotaur. Each of the four wealthy families has moved a mystical companion of the resources or residents and protected its buildings from attacks. But if you fail to protect your residents, you will feel Poseidon's wrath. That person can flush all the houses from the field with a flood and then it's time to start all over again.
While building the city according to your preferences, you have to watch out for attackers, but also keep an eye on your own workers. These are essential and must be kept happy. In the end, the family with the most political influence wins.
The game is still in the development phase and is constantly being adapted. If you want to be part of the process, you can access the tabletop simulator Steam connect and express your opinion on Discord to the creators.
The engine building game should be possible with up to four players but also as a solo version, with 35 minutes per player you can estimate the playing time. Since the game is very strategically designed, the creators recommend it from the age of 13, but the rulebook should be kept short and concise. With only four pages it reads quickly and the real twists and turns develop in the game. It is not yet certain whether German instructions will be available in PDF format. One can definitely be excited when it comes to building Atlantis.
Fans can join the crowdfunding campaign from around 53 euros. The finished copies are to be shipped in June 2021.