Powerful Spirits have existed on this isolated island for time immemorial. They are both part of the natural world and – at the same time – something beyond nature. Native Islanders, known as the Dahan, have learned how to co-exist with the spirits, but with a healthy dose of fear and reverence. However, now, the island has been “discovered” by invaders from a far-off land. These would-be colonists are taking over the land and upsetting the natural balance, destroying the presence of Spirits as they go. As Spirits, you must grow in power and work together to drive the invaders from your island… before it’s too late!
Arrives in April
Vivarium is a new species of boardgame that blends dynamic deck-building with traditional board based mechanics. Players begin the games as 1 of 8 species struggling for survival in a new environment. Equipped with just your instincts and fears you must utilize your species’ unique abilities and adapt in order survive. As a bear you might lumber around the map seeking to pressure other species out of your territory due to your sheer size, as an eagle you might avoid conflict wherever possible and build nests in the mountains, as an anaconda you might stick to the swamps and wait for your time to strike and as a human you might learn so that your intelligence can bring you dominance.
Vivarium has immense replay value, smooth mechanics drawn from natural phenomenon and each game creates a unique and compelling story layered with strategy. By generating resources through deck building mechanics and spending these resources to reproduce, claim territory, complete objectives and adapt your species for survival you can follow one of many paths to making your species dominant in this new environment. Welcome to the world of Vivarium!
177 Double sided tokens
19 Double sided map tiles
10 Storage bags
8 Player boards with dials
1 Fitness track
1 Season dial
1 Initiative token
1 Rule book
Pre-order by January 9th by stopping into Multiverse Comics & Games. Releases January 27th.
Last weekend Nathan introduced us to the Fantasy Flight game “Kingsburg” and it’s expansion “To Forge a Realm“.
Kingsburg is a quick to learn, family friendly game of kingdom building, resource allocation, and defeating monsters to collect victory points.
Over the course of 5 game years you will use your dice each season to influence various nobles and merchants through out the kingdom to collect resources. You then use those resources to build structures in your village, such as an Inn or Stables. The buildings give you bonuses that you can then use to defeat the group of monsters that will come and attack your town at the end of each year. The process then repeats each year until you get to the end of year 5. After the last group of monsters is dealt with the person with the most victory points wins the game!
Kingsburg can be played by 2 to 5 players and each game last about an hour to 2 hours, mostly depending on the number of players. We’ve only played a few games so far but we have definitely come to enjoy Kinsburg and we have added a copy of it to our open gaming library here at Multiverse. Come in and try the game yourself, bring the family and we can sit down and teach you how to play rather quickly. If you like the game as much as we do we can order you a copy to add to your own game library at home.
The expansion box, To Forge a Realm actually consists of several modular expansions that you can pick and choose from to alter the game in various ways, from adding extra buildings to adding governors, and much more.
Kingsburg is $49.95 and it’s expansion To Forge a Realm is $29.95.
International TableTop Day is April 11th and Multiverse is currently working on planing an event. We would like to hear from folks regarding what sort of event and activities everyone would be interested in. There is a promotional kit that will be available for the store to order that will include some great games and other promo items, like Dead of Winter, which would be a great addition to our store gaming library. If folks would be interested in helping the store purchase this kit, run an event during TableTop day talk to us next time your in the store.
Emergence Event is an exciting new competitive space exploration game for 2-4 players. Each player controls a captain who commands their species’ capital ship. With a unique deck of captain cards, individual strengths, and special abilities, each captain offers players a very different game experience.
Players seek to explore and control locations in the galaxy to gain the resources, artifacts, and technology to help them face more difficult encounters later in the game. As players explore the galaxy, and time passes, encounters become more rewarding, but the penalty for failure rises. Players determine the length of the game by how quickly they move through the galaxy, and how well they manage the damage inflicted on them by their travels, or by their fellow captains.
The galaxy offers a variety of encounters where players can control individual locations through the use of six different skills, such as science, diplomacy, or tactics, depending on an individual’s play style and captain’s strengths. Players can also brave open space, random encounters which increase in difficulty as the game progresses, or explore discoveries and uncover many different stories in the game. How well a player does at exploring and controlling the galaxy is reflected in their victory points.
Made up of modular tiles, the galaxy itself, and many of the elements within, is very different each and every time you play Emergence Event, allowing for great replayability and unique challenges with every game.
Emergence Event will be available in April. $60.00