April 11, 2015 by brennon
Ares Games have given us the lowdown on two new games coming your way later this year. The first of these is a game of piratical glory in Jolly Roger followed by a tale of Greek Mythology in Odyssey: Wrath of Poseidon…
If you like the idea of taking to the high seas for a game of piracy and mutiny then find out more about Jolly Roger that plays with between four to ten players and is a quick and easy card game.
“Every turn, the Captain chooses a destination for the ship. When the ship attacks, players will (more or less!) co-operate to win, playing Crew cards from their hands to win the battle and take the prize. Treasure gained is shared between all pirates, but your gold is never secure until you bury it at Treasure Island…
Unrest is always brewing, though – each time the Captain makes an important choice, it is possible for one of the other players to call “Mutiny!” to try to overthrow him and become the new Captain. And when the mutiny begins, you’ll need to decide how to use your cards during the Mutiny and the looming battle. How much will you co-operate when you assault an enemy, and what will you keep to yourself, to be ready when the next mutiny starts?”
…which all sounds very cool indeed!
The Wrath Of Gods
If you prefer your nautical adventures to be a bit more fantastical then check out Odyssey: Wrath of Poseidon…
“In Odyssey, one player takes the role of Poseidon, God of the Sea, while the others become Navigators in search of the Sacred Island. The game is played over two copies of the same board, separated using the box so that they are not visible to each other. The Poseidon player throw powerful storms against the Navigators, driving them off-course and confounding them, so they cannot reach the Sacred Island in time. Only Poseidon knows the real position of the ships, indicated on his copy of the game board.
The Navigators must reach the Sacred Island before the end of the game to win, using their wits to stay on course, while Poseidon wins by preventing the other players to reach their destination.”
Both games sounds fantastic and very interesting avenues into both euro gaming and card games from Ares. The artwork already looks impressive too from the covers which is a big draw for me when I look at games.
Hopefully we’ll hear more about the games soon!
"Unrest is always brewing, though – each time the Captain makes an important choice, it is possible for one of the other players to call "Mutiny!" to try to overthrow him..."