Days of Wonder have announced The River, a new worker- and tile-placement game from Sébastien Pauchon and Ismaël Perrin.
Players take the roles of pioneers embarking down a river in search of a new lands to settle. As they explore the untouched frontier, they will have to work twice as hard to manage their workers, who will start to settle down along the way. The player with the most impressive settlement will be declared the winner!
With straightforward and easy-to-learn gameplay, The River is a perfect game for the whole family. By using resources, expanding territory, and cultivating lands, players must find a decisive strategy to outmatch their opponents. Every decision counts in this fast and streamlined game.
“Ismaël’s starting idea was a worker-placement mechanic in which you have fewer and fewer workers as the game progresses. Then I brought the river into the project, and the two elements instantly clicked, leading rather smoothly to tile-placement,” explained Pauchon. “We are quite happy with the result: a very accessible and fast-paced worker-placement game for players of any level, yet with enough decision-making to make each turn suspenseful and interesting.”
The River is a standalone game designed for two-to-four players and plays in 30-to-45 minutes. It includes a double-sided board, four sets of components containing one River board, one Boat and five Pioneers, 65 Terrain Tiles, 20 Bonus Tokens, one First Player Pawn, 44 Wooden Resources, 33 Building Cards and a rulebook. The River is expected to be available in October at Essen Spiel and then in November in the United Kingdom at a suggested retail price of £36.99.
More information on this new title can be found at the Days of Wonder website.