January 5, 2010

Runewars: An Epic Strategic Board Game Coming Soon

Fantasy Flight Games is at it again with yet another gigantic box full of bits of plastic that deal war with each other. We were getting a bit tired of the formula.. until we watched this trailer. Simply put Runewars [Amazon, Funagain] looks simply awesome.

What tickles us? The theme of kingdom growth, harvesting resources, and putting them to use in your army. It reminds us of the turn based strategy games of old on the PC, like Age of Wonders or even the older Master of Magic. On top of that are tons of strategic layers, from decks of cards for all four seasons (which you have to play ahead of time to effect your campaigns throughout the year) to varying factions and a randomly drawn, but strategically placed, board. No two games will be the same. On top of all that you have hero units that level up in this chaotic world.

We want Runewars and we want it now. This could easily be the go-to game for our gaming weekends in 2010.

Runewars is slated to ship in February, but we all know that these things can slip. We'll keep you posted as we get closer to release.

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Posted by Critical Gamers Staff at January 5, 2010 4:45 PM

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