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Arkwright

Arkwright

THE GAMEPLAY

In Arkwright players run up to four factories in England during the late 18th Century. Your goal is to have the most valuable block of your own shares. Thus, you must increase your share value and buy shares from the bank

Arkwright allows you to act in different ways. Run all four factories with the most possible output, set the focus on only two factories, and improve them more than the others can; use shipping to colony or focus on the home market. In any way, you have to react to the opponents and their strategy. Enter markets with a deficit in supply or give up business where the other players start to push you out. Buy shares when they are cheap and increase the value, or first make money and buy shares later. To get familiar with the market mechanics you may start with a 120 minutes version “Spinning Jenny”, but for those who like full strategy in economic themed games, the 240-minute “Waterframe”-Rules come with more options to improve your factory and use ships.

 

GAMES SPECIFICATIONS


  • PLAYING TIME

    120 – 240 min

  • MIN – MAX PLAYERS:

    2 – 4

  • SUGGESTED AGE:

    12+

Tawantinsuyu

Tawantinsuyu

THE GAMEPLAY

During Tawantinsuyu: The Inca Empire, players place workers onto various locations on the game board, performing actions, collecting resources (potatoes, corn, stone, and gold), constructing buildings and stairs, sculpt statues, expanding their military strength, and collecting weavings.

 

THE STORY

The great Sapa Inca Pachacuti turned to his offspring and ordered them to worship Inti, the Sun God, and to expand the Inca Empire as far as the llamas roam. With Chinchaysuyu, Antisuyu, Qullasuyu, and Kuntisuyu — the four regions of the new empire — now ripe for conquest, the time has come for Pachacuti’s true successor to arise.
Gather your people from the villages below and use their unique abilities to strategically place them where they can perform the greatest tasks for you. Climb the steps of the Sun Temple, reaping the rewards of your piety. Build structures that both nourish your people and provide you with benefits no other has at their disposal. Muster an army and conquer villages in the four realms of Tawantinsuyu. Prove yourself a worthy successor to Pachacuti and lead the Inca to glory!

 

GAMES SPECIFICATIONS


  • PLAYING TIME:

    60 – 120 min

  • MIN – MAX PLAYERS:

    1 – 4

  • SUGGESTED AGE:

    14+

1824 Austrian-Hungarian Railway

1824 Austrian-Hungarian Railway

THE GAMEPLAY

The player who has the greatest wealth in cash and shares at the end of the game is the winner. A set of simple mechanisms form the basis of 1824 Austria-Hungary.
You use the yellow, green, brown, and gray tiles to create a rail network on the map. Just as in a real railway business, the track in the game connects railway stations to each other. The trains (train cards) make notional journeys from one station to the next and thereby earn money. The (imaginary) passengers pay for their journeys. The more numerous and the more important the stations on a train’s journey are, the more money it earns for the company and its shareholders. In the game you and your fellow players can own up to 6 Mountain Railways, 4 Coal Railways, 7 forerunners of the National Railways, as well as shares in 3 National Railways and 5 Regional Railways. The Major Companies (the National and Regional Railways) belong to their shareholders. The player with the most shares in the company is the Director of that company and decides how the company will act.

THE STORY

1824 Austrian-Hungarian Railway is an 18xx railway building and share dealing game for 3-6 players. It is based on Francis Tresham’s game 1829 and on Leonhard Orgler’s game 1837.

GAMES SPECIFICATIONS


  • Game Time
    PLAYING TIME

    180 – 240 min

  • Min & Max Players
    MIN – MAX PLAYERS

    2 – 6

  • Suggested Age
    SUGGESTED AGE

    14+

Tekhenu

Tekhenu

THE GAMEPLAY

The game board in Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun is divided into six sections, each associated with an Egyptian god: Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth, and Osiris. In the center stands an impressive obelisk (Tekhenu) that casts its shadow onto different parts of the board. As a result, the area around the obelisk is divided into sunny, shaded, and dark sections, depending on how the obelisk casts its shadow at that particular moment. As the game progresses, the sun’s rotation alters which sections are sunny, shaded, or dark.

 

THE STORY

Four millennia ago on the eastern bank of the Nile river was laid the foundation of the Temple of Amun-Ra. Over the course of two thousand years, the temple complex was gradually expanded and became widely known as “The Most Select of Places” (Ipet-Isut), boasting the largest religious building in the world. Today, the site is known as Karnak, located at Luxor in modern-day Egypt.

Join ancient Pharaohs in creating and growing one of the most impressive sites the world has seen, honoring the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth, and Osiris. You must carefully manage the balance of your actions, preparing for the reckoning by the goddess Maat.

 

GAMES SPECIFICATIONS


  • PLAYING TIME:

    60 – 120 min

  • MIN – MAX PLAYERS:

    1 – 4

  • SUGGESTED AGE:

    14+

Street Masters

Street Masters

THE GAMEPLAY

Street Masters is a 1-4 player cooperative miniatures board game inspired by classic fighting video games. Featuring over 65 highly detailed miniatures, unique decks for fighters & enemies, custom dice, and lightning-fast gameplay, Street Masters lets players match up powerful fighters against villainous organizations in a wide array of exciting scenarios.

Designed by Adam Sadler and Brady Sadler, the game offers modular and elegant gameplay set in a unique and exciting world of brutal combat.

 

THE STORY

Warriors from around the world, known for their legendary fighting abilities and skills, receive mysterious invitations to participate in a martial arts tournament. During the tournament, the organization surrounding it reveals their true identity – The Kingdom – and their purpose to recruit fighters to join their militia or enslave those against them. While several of these warriors made it out in time, many were never heard from again.

Five years later, a government project called “Street Masters” initiates in order to counter-act the war against The Kingdom, now having divided and seized control over the world by several of its factions. Those who join the Street Masters project must work together to take down each faction, crippling parts of The Kingdom before they’re able to launch their end game.

GAMES SPECIFICATIONS


  • PLAYING TIME:

    60 min

  • MIN – MAX PLAYERS:

    8 – 12

  • SUGGESTED AGE:

    14+