by Hisashi Hayashi
In Patronize, you are the head of an influential house. You must choose when to support a given personality’s endeavors, and when to sit back and try to profit from others’ work. Choose wisely, and your family can lay claim to many great accomplishments; choose poorly, and your family name will be of interest only to historians. Want to know more? Click here.
by Philip duBarry
The City-State of Tempest sits in a small coastal area wedged between the mountains and the sea. While the mountains hold isolated miners, shepherds, and the famed Abbey of the Heavenly Temple, for most people the waters are the lifeblood of Tempest, and its buildings cluster around the canals that weave into every part of the city. That was before a recent storm breached a natural barrier to the Fens, allowing Tempest the chance to expand. Want to know more? Click here.
by Seiji Kanai
Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck, for 2–4 players. Designed by Seiji Kanai, the game features incredibly simple rules that create dynamic and exciting player interactions. Players attempt to deliver their love letter into the Princess’s hands while keeping other players’ letters away. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long and your letter may be tossed in the fire! Want to know more? Click here.
by Philip duBarry
Set in the royal court of the City-State of Tempest, Courtier is a strange cross between a trick-taking game and an area control game. You play the role of a courtier, endeavoring to influence the various members of the royal court. Gain control of the right courtiers, and you can complete a petition brought to the queen by a supplicant. You score points, but at the same time you lose control of thsoe courtiers since they have done you a favor. Want to know more? Click here.
by jim pinto
Using the entire urban area of the City-State of Tempest as its backdrop, Dominare is an epic game of secret cabals working to bring Tempest under their heel. You are the shadowy leader of a conspiracy, recruiting agents and spreading your influence throughout the city. The game uses a unique mechanic where every agent’s power depends on his or her position within the heirarchy of your cabal. Want to know more? Click here.
by Jeff Tidball
Created by award-winning designer Jeff Tidball, Mercante uses the docks, warehouses, and markets of the City-State of Tempest as its battleground. You are the leader of one of Tempest’s merchant houses, buying and selling commodities to rise above your peers. No trick is too low: manipulate the price of goods, flood a market, or even outright theft. Want to know more? Click here.