Portal Games Announce Stronghold Expansion Release Date

November 1, 2018 by cassn

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Portal Games have provided a long-awaited update surrounding Stronghold: Undead. The expansion to the second edition of Stronghold had originally been previewed over two years ago at SPIEL '16, however, no release date had previously been given. That is, until this year's convention.


Game designer Ignacy Trzewiczek made the announcement that Stronghold: Undead would, in fact, be releasing in 2019. There were also updates announced surrounding the design; rather than a standard expansion, Stronghold: Undead will be a standalone expansion which can be played on its own or integrated into the base game.

In Stronghold: Undead the Necromancer leads an undead army toward the stronghold walls. A powerful artifact lies within the stronghold. A magical item imbued with immense energy. The Necromancer's powers are weakening, and his magical essence is fading with each passing moment. He will regain his powers if he manages to take the castle by storm and claim the artifact. Thus, if the undead army succeeds in breaching the stronghold within eight turns, it will capture the artifact and attain victory. If not...well, if not, the Necromancer's powers will fade completely and the undead army will turn to dust.

Stronghold: Undead will include a new board, complete with paths to siege the castle and new undead mechanisms for the base game and as a standalone product. This is a pretty cool development and explains the delay in releasing the game; standalone expansions are great fun for the gamer, but hard work for designers!

We're looking forward to seeing this expansion when it is finally released next year. Until then, you can keep up to date through the Portal Games website.

What is your favourite standalone expansion? Tell us below!

"Standalone expansions are great fun for the gamer, but hard work for designers!"

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