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Gameplay: Legends of Andor

We crack open and show off the board game Legends of Andor with some game play!

By Kosmos, Legends of Andor is a cooperative adventure board game for two to four players in which a band of heroes must work together to defend a fantasy realm from invading hordes. To secure Andor’s borders, the heroes will embark on dangerous quests over the course of five unique scenarios (as well as a final scenario created by the players themselves). But as the clever game system keeps creatures on the march toward the castle, the players must balance their priorities carefully.

At the heart of Legends of Andor is its unique narrative, the linked scenarios of which tell an overarching story as the players successfully complete objectives. For each scenario, or “Legend”, a legend deck conveys the plot of an ever-unfolding tale…one in which the players are the protagonists. A wooden marker moves along the board’s legend track at key points during each scenario, triggering the draw of a new legend card, the introduction of new game-altering effects, and the advancement of the story’s plot. In the end, the players must endeavor to guide the fate of Andor through their heroic actions, bringing a happy ending to their epic fantasy tale.

Will their heroes roam the land completing quests in the name of glory, or devote themselves to the defense of the realm? Uncover epic tales of glory as you live the Legends of Andor!

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Kosmos provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

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Gen Con 2015: Kosmos Set To Unveils New Releases

Thames & KosmosThames & Kosmos is set to release more of its world renowned award winning board games, continuing with a carefully curated series of five new, high-quality, German-style Board Games from the internationally well-known publishing powerhouse, Kosmos. Thames & Kosmos carries Kosmos Games, a collection of high-quality board games from the internationally esteemed authors and designers such as Klaus Teuber, Reiner Knizia, Grzegorz Rejchtman, and Gunter Cornett. German engineered and beautifully made, these games become enduring family favorites and game night classics. For all these reasons, Kosmos games have earned worldwide acclaim. Thames & Kosmos will be demoing the six existing games and well as sneak speaks of the five new Fall 2015 releases. The complete line of Kosmos games will be on display at Gen Con in Indianapolis beginning July 30th at Booth #3039.

Be sure to stop by the below areas for demos, giveaways and MORE:

FAMILY FUN AREA:

  • Large scale versionsofUbongo and Dimension
    • Saturday, 8/1 – 4-6pm
    • Sunday, 8/2 – 10-11am

FIRST EXPOSURE PLAY HALL:

  • First Looks at Steam Time and Tumult Royale, Official Event Tickets recommended
    • Slot #1: Friday, 7/31 – 8am – 10am(Tumult Royale)
    • Slot #2: Friday, 7/31 – 12pm – 2pm(Steam Time)
    • Slot #3: Saturday, 8/1 – 8am – 10am(Steam Time)
    • Slot #4: Sunday, 8/2 – 12pm – 2pm(Tumult Royale)

GIVEWAYS (Hall I Entrance):

  • Special Mini Teaser Version
    • Thursday, 7/29 = 10:30am – 6pm
    • Saturday, 8/1 = 10:30am – 6pm

Here’s the complete line of Kosmos Board Games that will be on display at Gen Con.

Kosmos Games – FALL 2015 Releases:

Legends of Andor (Base Game)

  • MSRP: TBD
  • ITEM #: 691745
  • RELEASE DATE: November 2015
  • AUTHOR: Michael Menzel
  • NO. OF PLAYERS: 2-4
  • DURATION: 90 minutes
  • MINIMUM AGE: 10

The country Andor is in danger. From the forests and the mountains, the enemy back to the castle of the old king Brandur. Only your little hero group opposes them. If you succeed in defending the castle? After the first adventure still followed by many more. The witch must be found and to obtain a medicinal herb for the sick king. In the underground mines valuable gems are waiting for you, but also great risks. Finally, you have to compete against the revived ancient dragon.Will you, all these challenges? Only together you are strong and can become heroes of Andor. GAMEPLAY: Fantastic social experience, all players cooperate in a fascinating storytelling adventure.

GAME CATEGORY: Thematic Games, Adventure, Fantasy, Fighting, Puzzle, Area Movement, Co-operative Play, Dice Rolling, Variable Player Powers

 

Legends of Andor: New Heroes

  • MSRP: TBD
  • ITEM #: 692261
  • RELEASE DATE: November 2015
  • AUTHOR: Michael Menzel
  • NO. OF PLAYERS: 2-6
  • DURATION: 90 minutes
  • MINIMUM AGE: 10

GAME CATEGORY: Expansion

 

Legends of Andor: The Star Shield

  • MSRP: TBD
  • ITEM #: 691936
  • RELEASE DATE: November 2015
  • AUTHOR: Michael Menzel
  • NO. OF PLAYERS: 2-4
  • DURATION: 90 minutes
  • MINIMUM AGE: 10

GAME CATEGORY: Expansion

 

Tumult Royale

  • MSRP: TBD
  • ITEM #: 692483
  • RELEASE DATE: December 2015
  • AUTHOR: Klaus & Benjamin Teuber
  • NO. OF PLAYERS: 2-4
  • DURATION: 45 minutes
  • MINIMUM AGE: 10

GAME CATEGORY: Family Games, Strategy Games

 

Steam Time

  • MSRP: TBD
  • ITEM #: 692476
  • RELEASE DATE: December 2015
  • AUTHOR: Rüdiger Dorn
  • NO. OF PLAYERS: 2-6
  • DURATION: 90 minutes
  • MINIMUM AGE: 10

It is the year 1899. For centuries, there have been myths about Stonehenge, The Great Pyramid of Giza and other monuments of times long past. But recently, they also caught interest from various nations. Rumours of strange phenomena and scientific reports multiplied: time acts strange at these places! And there’s more – crystals with new and unique features have been reported. With those crystals and state-of-the-art technology, phantastic gadgetry has been invented, which can store the knowledge of mankind or commute lead to gold. But the most wondrous thing is, they also enable us to embark on the greatest adventure: time travel! The race is on for long lost knowledge, vanished cultures and hidden treasures. With huge efforts, gigantic, steam driven airships are created to travel through time and space. On one of those steam airships, you embark on a journey to past ages, search for new crystal deposits and use your crystals wisely, to stay ahead of your competitors. Prepare for a great journey with Steam Time!

GAME CATEGORY: Strategy Games, Gamers Game, Time Travel, Steampunk

Gen Con 2015: Thames & Kosmos to Release Six Board Games

Thames & KosmosThames & Kosmos is set to release its world renowned award winning board games category starting with a carefully curated series of six, high-quality, German-style board games from the internationally well-known publishing powerhouse, Kosmos. Thames & Kosmos will, for the first time, carry Kosmos Games, a collection of high-quality board games from the internationally esteemed authors and designers such as Klaus Teuber, Reiner Knizia, Grzegorz Rejchtman, and Gunter Cornett. German engineered and beautifully made, these games become enduring family favorites and game night classics. For all these reasons, Kosmos games have earned worldwide acclaim. The complete line of Kosmos games will be on display at Gen Con in Indianapolis July 30th at Booth #3039.

At the show:

  • Dohdles! are riddles made of dough! Exercise your imagination in this artistic and hilarious sculpting and guessing game for families and parties of three to six players. Ages: 8+ | MSRP: $39.95
  • Ubongo is a fast-paced, addictive, and easy-to-learn geometric puzzle game. Players race against the timer and against each other to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes. The faster you solve the puzzle, the more gems you get. Ages: 8+ | MSRP: $39.95
  • Dimension is a fast-paced, innovative puzzle game that takes place in three dimensions with 60 colorful spheres. Ages: 8+ | MSRP: $49.95
  • Lost Cities: The Board Game: The research teams are outfitted and ready to embark on their adventures to find five forgotten cities. Who will lead the way to fantastic discoveries? Each player guides a team of explorers on up to five expeditions. To advance along an expedition path, a card in the path’s color must be played for each step forward. For two to four players. Ages: 10+ | MSRP: $39.95
  • Kahuna: Who will rule the South Seas? Two Kahuna — ancient sorcerers of the Pacific —compete for dominance on an archipelago consisting of twelve small islands. Like the best two-player games, this classic card-based board game is deceptively simple and highly strategic.Ages: 10+ | MSRP: $24.05
  • Lost Cities: The Original Card Game: Who will discover the ancient civilizations? Two explorers embark on research journeys to remote corners of the world: the Himalayan Mountains, the Central American rainforest, the Egyptian desert, a mysterious volcano, and the bottom of the sea. As the cards are played, the expedition routes take shape and the explorers earn points. For two players. Ages: 10+ | MSRP: $19.95

The complete line of Kosmos Board Games will be on display at Gen Con.