April 18, 2008

Merlin's Company - A Shadows Over Camelot Expansion Announced!

MerlinsCompany.jpgDays of Wonder has announced that the fantastic cooperative board game Shadows over Camelot [Amazon, Funagain] will grow considerable with an expansion this summer.

The original game had players draw to see which of them is a secret traitor, who strives to secretly sabotage the efforts of the group throughout the game. The new expansion includes a second traitor card for twice the backstabbing fun, and increases the number of potential players from 7 to 8. The game also ships with 7 new knight characters, a Merlin character - which we're not sure how he'll affect gameplay - and some enemy witch agents for added flavor.

There's a lot going on here. And considering Days of Wonder lineage of polished, high quality, and and fun games (Ticket to Ride anyone?) - oh baby, Merlin's Company should be good.

Here's the company line:

"Merlin's Company is an expansion for the popular Shadows over Camelot board game. It introduces a host of new characters - including 7 new knights and Merlin himself - to the Shadows over Camelot epic. The wise old wizard is now a full-blown independent character in the game, complete with his own figure. He travels the board lending guidance and a helping hand to the embattled knights.

Merlin's Company also introduces 63 new cards: the all new Travel cards - events that may occur as you move from Quest to Quest; additional Black cards, including 7 witches allied with Morgan; and additional White cards that will help you and your fellow knights in your battles against the forces of evil.

The Merlin's Company expansion, supports up to 8 players, including 2 possible Traitors, assuring that even the most innocuous Shadows over Camelot Quest will be filled with grave peril."

For more information please see the official Merlin's Company website.

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