Play as a chieftain in this 4X asymmetrical conquest and management game for 2 to 5 players. Your obsession is the survival of your clan. In Steamwatchers’ terribly hostile world, the only way to survive is to settle near Steam Columns, fleeting oases of warmth in an icy world.
But one of the unique features of the game compared to other 4X games is that you can’t stay in these areas because of the mysterious disease that affects those who stay too long near the columns. You must keep moving and conquer other steam columns before you get too infected and lose your men and women. You will inevitably have to compete with other clans.
Sometimes you’ll make alliances, sometimes you’ll betray them… often you’ll fight. But you must do it at the right time. Your clan has a unique set of special abilities that, when used correctly, can help you gain an advantage over your opponents. Different scenarios give you different objectives or special rules, adding replayability and variety to a truly unique gameplay experience.
- 1 Game Board (60x90cm)
- 7 clans (Highlimmer Apostles, Rhein-Stamm, Menrâu, Rhone Conglomerate, Free Fleet, Western Alliance) – each clan has: 1
- Dashboard, 16 minis, Combat Wheel, Tokens, player help card
- 92 Algofuel Barrels (pure and contraband)
- 10 Morale Cubes
- 1 turn tracker token
- 1 Conclave overlay tile
- 1 Death and Exile tile
- 40 Farm miniatures (+3 Menrâu farms)
- 15 Turret miniatures
- 45 Steam Column Levels
- 35 Quarantine Tokens
- 18 Archon Cards
- 3 Scenario Cards
- 49 Steam Column Cards
- 6 Deployment Cards
- 1 rulebook
This is the KS version of Steamwatchers! This product is not available in retail and you can find it exclusively in our e-shop.
Lead your clan, get to the Steam Columns before the others, manage the geothermal resources, and overcome the opposing nomadic clans.
Steamwatchers unfold in a frozen Europa, broken by an ice age that followed a brutal water level increase. In those hostile conditions, nomadic clans struggle to survive with the regular and puzzling outbreak of steam columns everywhere on the continent. These columns are a testament to intense subterranean heat sources. They free the earth from the grasp of ice and allow mankind to grow food once again. These oases of heat are vital for survival…and, unfortunately, only transient. To make things worse, a strange sickness spreads around them: The Bane. It affects both mind and body and to this day, no cure has been found. Handling it is necessary for the survival of the clans.
Steamwatchers is a strategy board game with miniatures for 2 to 5 players in which you play as the leader of a nomadic clan. You will struggle over the geothermal resources of Europa in scenarios that last from 3 to 6 rounds. At the end of the last round of the chosen scenario, the winning clan is the one with the most geothermal resources (steam columns and farms), but a clan can claim victory before the end of the scenario by acquiring 10 geothermal resources.
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David Demaret, Stéphane Gantiez, Wadim Kashin, Guillem H. Pongiluppi, Vladimir Motsar
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