August 15, 2017 by thisisazrael
In A New Dawn two to four players will get to take on the roles of rulers from history’s most notable empires.
It will come with all the expansion of territories, research of technologies and construction of wonders you have come to expect from a Civilization title.
“Before players begin their mission to rewrite history, they must each select the leader they will embody for the duration of the game. Players may become the Roman emperor Trajan, the Aztec’s warrior Montezuma, France’s Catherine de Medici, and many more, each with their own unique abilities that help you shape the world along specific ideologies.”
Each game will play over turns than move from ancient history to the present day as single cities become empires and opportunities in science, culture and military advancements will define what type of nation you become.
Players will be working towards completing agendas on victory cards to take the win, however, the power and influence players gain is split across five focus card types: culture, science, economy, industry and military.
Players will not only have to contend with each other but also with barbarian’s attacks, which can destroy caravans or attack poorly defended cities.
City-States will also provide an opportunity for trade and interaction with non-player cities.
In 2010 we saw Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game, currently #144 on Board Game Geeks overall games list and it was a title I very much enjoyed though found that its links to the PC Game were a little more tenuous.
Since 2010 we have seen several digital titles in the Civilization franchise including Civ V, Civ Beyond Earth and Civ VI so it will be interesting to see what FFG take from these games and bring to the table top.
What do you think of 4x (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) games and this upcoming release?
"Players may become the Roman emperor Trajan, the Aztec’s warrior Montezuma, France’s Catherine de Medici, and many more"