New tabletop games company Open Sesame Games, in collaboration with indie game studio Shiro Games, have begun to collaborate to bring Northgard to the tabletop! The Kickstarter campaign for Northgard: Uncharted Lands will be launched at some time in July.
Northgard: Uncharted Lands is a streamlined, card-driver "4X" game (with the four "X"es being "exploration, expansion, exploitation, and extermination"). It's a deck-building game set in the world setting of the Northgard indie game by Shiro Games, who has licensed the rights to this tabletop game to Open Sesame. To play, the game requires two to five players and should last around twenty minutes per player in total. players must build and manage their deck and maintain a steady influence on the board state.
According to Open Sesame and Shiro Games' announcement:
The streamlined game system and the modular board promise fast-paced games with lots of twists and turns and great replay value. Interaction and competition between players is very high, as a "sudden death" victory condition — through conquest or intensive development — can cut through your rivals' plan to harvest the most Fame in the standard game duration (7 turns).
As of the writing of this article, the only image we have of the Kickstarter campaign's end goal is above. However, if the Northgard game from Shiro, based around the mythology of the Norse people of old, has merit to it then Northgard: Uncharted Lands ought to have a similarly-successful outcome to its campaign. You can find the trailer for Shiro Games' Northgard independently-developed game below:
What do you think about this tabletop game's campaign being so close, yet us knowing so little about it so far? Have you played Northgard on Steam? If so, what do you think of it? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!