Brant Guillory, 17 March 2022 ~ #UnboxingDay
Catastrophe Games are cranking out some quality titles, and here comes Zurmat, their latest release based on owner/designer Tim Densham’s experiences while deployed to Afghanistan. The Kickstarter funded several months ago, and backers are now starting to receive their games
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Front and back of the box: evocative artwork, and the usual back-of-the-box info
For a small-press effort, there’s a lot in this box. It’s a bunch of map tiles, counters, blocks, the player boards, some custom dice.
There’s a couple of player boards: a communal calendar, and the individual player trackers.
Front and back of the large & small countersheets. And no, those aren’t lip-prints on the small countersheet. It’s a small walled compound.
A well-illustrated rulebook, with numerous examples of play
There’s a bunch of map tiles with different terrain features. Laying out the district in which the game takes place each time does feel a bit like COIN-cassonne.
There are 6 decks of cards. There’s 2 for each side, plus communal decks. Each player has variable victory conditions, and mission cards. The communal decks include both event & action cards.
Custom dice with variable symbols, including some blank faces.
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