Roar: King of the Pride board game from IDW
IDW are certainly getting better at board games, the company used to be tinged with a certain, well, skepticism, but recently they've had a few winners. In March their latest will hit the market, in the form of Roar: King of the Pride.
In the wilds of Africa, lion prides rule over all beasts, but only one pride can rule over all the lions! In Roar: King of the Pride, three to six players compete to become the dominant pride of Africa. Managing your food supply, while expanding your territory and growing your pride size with cubs, will take strategic planning and key wits. Even the best-laid plans, however, can be interrupted by other prides’ secret objectives, or worse… the encroachment of a new, and deadly, threat.
Roar: King of the Pride is a a worker placement / area control game in which you'll work to become the best lion pride. Interestingly two names attached to the project have made us want to bring it to your attention... one is designer Daryl Andrews who brought us the rather magnificent Sagrada and artwork by Vincent Dutrait. Yeah, now you're more interested right?
Control territory, manage food, grow your pride with lion meeples, yeah lion meeples!
US MSRP is $60. Australia RRP seems to be $120... ouch. Guess we'll see come March (though Aussie distributors presently has the date set as November).