The life of a demigod isn’t easy. As an up and coming legend, you must prove your worth to Olympus and earn their favor. Players compete to become chosen to stand with Zeus. This newly-released board game is a current nominee for the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres with its innovative mix of game mechanics.
Elysium is a card-drafting game where players collect, combine, and trade cards to earn victory points. The player with the highest victory points wins. Various cards represent Gods, items, adventures, and heroes. The game takes place in five rounds where players must figure out which cards to draft in order to gather resources and earn victory tokens. For a more detailed explanation, watch the Dice Tower review video.
Elysium is a relatively complex game that appeals more towards players who enjoy high strategy games, but it is not overly complicated that players getting into board gaming will get scared off. Once the basic rules are understood, the game plays smoothly. And as seen in most card-drafting games, there are multiple strategies to gather the most victory points giving Elysium great replayability and complexity. If your gaming group is looking for a new experience, Elysium is sure to satisfy.
All orders will be shipped by the vendor.
Estimated ship date is June 23, 2015 PT.
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