- Category: News
- Published: Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:14
- Written by Helena Tzioti
Burnt Island Games and Grand Gamers Guild announce a co-publication updating the 2009 Endeavor.
Endeavor was originally published in the United States in 2009 by Z-Man Games. The game currently sits at #172 on BGG. This edition will hold true to its Euro-style gameplay, and introduces a number of new features:
- Double-sided board to accommodate different player counts
- Variable starting set ups with new Buildings
- Exploits to enhance the mechanisms and story of the different regions
- Updated visuals by the original Artist and Graphic Designer: Josh Cappel
In Endeavor, players strive to earn glory for their empires. Sailing out from Europe and the Mediterranean, players will establish shipping routes and occupy cities the world over. As they do so, players will leverage their growing Industry, Culture, Finance, and Influence, building their engine and extending their reach into the far flung regions of the world.
One of the most controversial aspects of Endeavor that has been a topic of much discussion is the Slavery aspect of the game. Historically empires capitalized on the backs of indigenous peoples, and this Edition will not shy away from this reality. Employing Slavery is gut wrenching, but can often be a winning strategy. Empires who rely on this unsavory means of prosperity might find themselves in ruins if the tide turns and Slavery is abolished.
Endeavor is for 2-5 players, ages 13+, and plays in approximately 90 minutes. It will be hitting Kickstarter in January 2018, with fulfillment in late summer/early fall, and have a convention premiere at Essen 2018. In the meantime, if you want to know more you can check the game page