Prepare for Diplomacy and Betrayal in Fantasy Flight’s Rex

January 12, 2012 by dracs

Fantasy Flight Games have previewed their upcoming board game. Rex, a game of diplomacy and betrayal for the city of Mecatol Rex.

Rex, a board game of negotiation, betrayal, and warfare for three to six players. Set 3,000 years before the events of Twilight ImperiumRex tells the fateful story of once-proud Mecatol City in the months and years following the death of the last Lazax emperor.

In Rex players take control of one of six races and compete for control. Take over key locations to gain Influence, which can then be used to get Strategy Cards and move your troops around the board.

I am thoroughly intrigued by this game and would really like to give it a go. It strikes me that the board’s layout looks rather similar to Arkham Horror, though the game itself promises to be different.