May 26, 2022

#UnboxingDay! Zurmat by Catastrophe Games

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

 

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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.

 

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Custom dice with variable symbols, including some blank faces.

 


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