60m - 60m
2 - 4 Players
Play occurs upon a modular board that is composed of multiple pieces, often tiles or cards. In many games, board placement is randomized, leading to different possibilities for strategy and exploration.Some games in this category have multiple boards which are not used simultaneously, preserving table space. Unused boards remain out of play until they are required.
Area-control, objective-oriented game. Lots of variety between games due to the randomized selection of 3 areas each game. Like many of these games, combat is often only really beneficial for the players not involved but it didn’t seem as bad as others. The theme and replay-ability give it a thumbs-up.
Very interesting concept: various realms represented by different boards, with different buildings, cards and game end conditions. There are five realms in the box (with more to come in an expansion) and you use three per game. The execution: a very streamlined Euro that strikes a perfect balance between theme and abstractness, between symmetry and asymmetry. While the realms are all different, they also have the same number of cards and buildings, the same resources and generic units. The result is a cohesive whole, even though I would have preferred more aesthetic variety across the boards. There are some take-that elements and direct confrontation, but they suit the theme and the effects are very minor. The game flows well with the players performing three simple actions per turn, although counting resources to gather every time can be a bit of a nuisance. The components are an odd mix, with plastic meeples and wooden cylinders for units (soldiers and scouts, respectively), not to mention a dragon miniature. The dragon is the only miniature in the game and feels out of place, but I'm not complaining. I hope the expansion includes other miniatures to make her company. The artwork is a little bland and lacks awe, but at least it's not the cartoony crap that plagues almost every Fantasy game these days.
Kickstarter Project http://kck.st/2zD4H9g - Backed: 11/22/2017 - Funded: 11/24/2017 - Pledge Level: Pledge $55 or more: "Shifting Realms the Game (US) One copy of Shifting Realms Price includes shipping! Backers will receive their games before retail" - Payment: $55 - Survey: 11/28/2017 - Projected Delivery: 03/2018 - Shipped: 7/17/2018 Status: DELIVERED 07/21/2018