In war-torn feudal Japan, the soldiers are restless. The endless battles, betrayals, and broken promises have the soldiers questioning where their loyalties lie. Meanwhile, the daimyo are strategizing, marshaling their troops, and erecting strongholds to bolster the strength of their armies, all in pursuit of honor and ultimate victory.
In Gunkimono, players take on the roles of these daimyo, plotting their military advances across the countryside. Each new squad of troops yields victory points, but you may decide to forgo these points and save up for your stronghold instead. All the while, you need to keep an eye on your opponents so that their forces do not grow too large and expand at your expense.
Gather your ants in Micropolis, and send them through the anthill to do your bidding. What do you want? Fruit? Warriors? A queen? Even more ants?!
Each player starts with a central location that will be surrounded by ten tiles over the course of the game, with the tiles being connected by a series of tunnels. Over ten rounds, players draft tiles one at a time, with the player with the largest army going first. They can take the first tile in line, or place an ant on each tile they want to pass to get to something better. The tiles have various roles on them: Queens who if alone can improve their space; Nannies who give you extra ant soldiers; Architects who let you take any tile for free; Warriors who attack the first player; Generals who manage the movement of your ant soldiers; and Fruit gatherers who collect fruits, which score based on the variety you have.
Ants at the end of the game are worth one point each, and whoever has the largest army earns an additional 5 points.
Game of Thrones LCG: In Daznak’s Pit (not pictured)
In Daznak’s Pit is the fifth Chapter Pack in the Dance of Shadows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game. Featuring three copies each of twenty new cards, this pack draws you into the world of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series where the key players in the game of thrones struggle to hold onto power as those they lead conspire against them. In the city of Meereen, Queen Daenerys Targaryen
must fight for the loyalty of her people as the Brazen Beasts plot her downfall. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister must contend with the Faith of the Seven, battling against the power she helped them gain. And at the Wall, Jon Snow assumes the role of Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, but as his brothers question his leadership, a sense of impending doom hangs in the frigid air.
With the reintroduction of the shadows mechanic from A Game of Thrones: The Card Game First Edition, your games become further steeped in mystery as the tension and uncertainty threatens to unhinge your mind. With dangers lurking around every corner, you must either give in to the darkness within your heart or fall before those who do. How much of yourself are you willing to lose in order to win the Iron Throne?