The next release from Jackson Pope’s Â Reiver Games will be Sumeria, designed by Dirk Liekens. Here’s some info about the game, including a pre-order discount offer that will end on May 29th.
Players try to bring the city-states of ancient Sumeria to the fore. Each turn, players boost the importance of one of the city-states by flooding it with their traders, boosting its power. Each time a city-state gains power one or more will lose power. The aim is to gain control of the pre-eminent city-states during the scoring rounds at the end of each dynasty. Players have to time their movements, as a city-state can quickly lose favour too.
Sumeria is an area control game for 3-4 players aged 10 and up. Games last 30-60 minutes.
Sumeria will be launched at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham in June 2009. Pre-order your copy at the special pre-order price of Â£15 GBP – a saving of 40% on the retail price of Â£25 GBP. Shipping prices will be: First class to the UK – Â£3.11, airmail to Europe – Â£4.77 and airmail to the rest of the world – Â£8.12.
Sumeria features the following components:
- A playing board featuring eight city-states
- 2 large pawns – a start player marker and a turn marker
- 8 city tiles
- 56 trader tokens – fourteen each in four colours
- 36 score tokens – nine each of four different types
- a cloth bag
You can find more info about the game including the rules at the Reiver Games website.