Hey, everybody. It’s your humble reporter here, with more news about the upcoming Kickstarter of the Valley of the Kings: Premium Edition game which will launch April 2.
The games included, designed by Tom Cleaver with artwork by Banu Andaru and Matt Paquette, are great deckbuilding games with some interesting mechanics to them.
AEG has released some more pictures as well as more information on what the Premium Edition will include.
First, the Kickstarter will be active from April 2 to April 16, so it will be a small window to pick this up.
The game will collect together all three Valley of the Kings games: Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Kings: Afterlife, and Valley of the Kings: Last Rites.
As stated in the previous news post, the cards will contain new artwork and will be tarot sized.
There will also be rules for playing with up to 6(!) players along with some suggested ways of combining sets.
For example, maybe you want to have a nice game so the sets with “attack” cards are removed. The Player’s Guide has a bunch of different suggestions, as well as rules for solitaire play.
One brand new addition to the whole thing is Pharaoh cards.
These cards will give each player a unique ability that they can use once per turn.
This can add a bit of asymmetry to the game, as well as even more replayability.
All in all, it looks like it’s going to be a lovely set.
I’m still not sold on tarot-sized cards, and I don’t think I’m going to upgrade the sets I have because I like the small boxes.
But just from the looks of it, you can’t go wrong with this set if you don’t have any of the previous ones.
It definitely looks cool!
I’m sure more information will be on the Kickstarter page when it goes live.
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