Regular readers (Hi, Bob!) know that I’m a huge Clank in Space (sorry, my exclamation mark key is broken) fan.
I haven’t had much chance to play the original fantasy Clank!, but I know that it’s a well-regarded game.
However, yesterday’s news was totally unexpected (Editor – “Maybe that’s because they keep you out of the loop”).
There’s a new standalone Clank game coming out this year!
Clank! Catacombs is a standalone deckbuilding adventure game that has something completely unique to the Clank universe: tile-laying. It will be released in 2022 by Dire Wolf Digital. It’s designed by Paul Dennen (of course) and has art by Clay Brooks, Anika Burrell, Nate Storm, Dan Taylor (II).
There’s not a lot of information about the game, but the tile-laying bit is intriguing.
From the BGG blurb:
“The catacombs of the skeletal dragon Umbrok Vessna are mysterious and dangerous. Portals transport you all around the dungeon depths. Wayshrines offer vast riches to intrepid explorers. Prisoners are counting on you to free them. Ghosts, once disturbed, may haunt you to death. Despite all that, it’s time to leave the board behind with Clank! Catacombs, a standalone deck-building adventure.”
Yes, that’s right.
There is no board!
Or, shall we say, you are creating the board as you play.
While the description says that players will be creating the board through tile-laying, there is no further information on that.
However, you can use the unique new dungeon deck of cards or use cards from previous Clank expansions.
Not the base game?
I will be following this one to see what happens. I might even be intrigued enough to pick it up.
Here’s the official trailer for it.
Looks cool! The trailer shows a few cards and some of the tiles.
What do you think of all this? Are you excited? Are you bored?