Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension Board Game (Pre-order) Dec 2013
Time is running out to save your crew and your ship! As a grim reminder of the cost of failing to escape, the frozen hulks of dead spacecraft litter the escape route. But with careful cardplay, you can slingshot past these derelict and be the first to escape from the Gravwell!
This easy to learn game uses 26 alphabetized cards to determine movement order and thrust. Most cards move your ship towards the nearest object, but a few move you away from it. During a round, each player will play all of their fuel cards in the order of their choosing. During each phase of a round, each player will choose one card, and then they are revealed and resolved in alphabetical order. When your opponenets move in ways you did no expect, you won't always be heading in the direction you thought you would! Each player holds a "once per round only" Emergency Stop card that they may tactically play to avoid such a situation. Once will rarely be enough!
Collect fuel cards by drafting them! Different elements produce varying amounts of thrust, so you can plan your moves several phases ahead. But each player is dealt two face-down fuel cards each round, so you won't have perfect knowledge of which opponenets are holding what cards. Based on the cards you are dealt, you will know what kind of cards you will need to draft. Sometimes movement order is more important than thrust strength. it all comes down to player choice and the ability to adapt to the constant changes going on all around you.
Gravwell is an adventure that is out of this world!
- 1 Game Board
- 30 Game Cards
- 6 Spaceship Miniatures
- 1 Round Tracking Ring
- 1 Rulebook
Players: 1-4 Players
Game Length: 30+ inutes