From humble tribe to nuclear superpower, Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn allows you to work towards a better tomorrow, from your tabletop. A new Dawn comes to us courtesy of the tabletop specialists over at Fantasy Flight Games, who are also responsible for the upcoming Fallout Tabletop Game.

Civilization: A New Dawn is a tabletop game for 2-4 players where, much like its digital counterparts, players act as the leaders of some of the most influential civilisations in history, as they embark to expand their civilisation, gain new technology and build some of humanities greatest wonders. Ultimately, only one nation can rise above all and cement its place in history.

The players are presented with an undiscovered country to conquer, created from lovingly illustrated hexagonal tiles, which will be familiar to any fans of the video game. The map is populated with barbarians, natural resources and city-states, and the players must plan on how they intend to shape the landscape in their image. The end goal changes by the game however, as the players draw 3 Victory Cards at the start of the game, and race to become the first to accomplish the victory clause.

A New Dawn features the leaders and artwork from last years Civilization VI, who all have their own quirks and abilities to aid the player in their quest for domination.

As players explore, their nations develop and thrive through  scientific advancements, cultural developments, and military production. Each player is given a series of five focus cards, one for each area of advancement, that shift as the players take their turns, to represent the time invested in research.

Players will need to balance this against their nation’s goals, weighing the value of any given pursuit against the time needed to accomplish it. The areas in which players can gain power and influence are divided into five focus card types: culture, science, economy, industry, and military.

With Civilisation: A New Dawn it seems that Fantasy Flight Games have really stayed true to the franchise’s roots. With gameplay recognisable to the videogame we all know and love, but with some tabletop twists to make the experience all the more enjoyable. A New Dawn is set for release in Q4 of 2017 and we cant wait to get our hands on it.

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