Coming soon: Sumeria



The next release from Jackson Pope’s  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 £15 GBP – a saving of 40% on the retail price of £25 GBP. Shipping prices will be: First class to the UK – £3.11, airmail to Europe – £4.77 and airmail to the rest of the world – £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.