Assassin's Creed Has A Board Game; It Comes Out In Two Weeks

The next Assassin's Creed game releases on 26 February. Wait, what? Yeah, it's a board game; something called Assassin's Creed: Arena.

The game is made by Cryptozoic Entertainment, who have handled board games for the Adventure Time and The Walking Dead licenses. It's billed as "a strategic game of cat-and-mouse that pits 2-4 players against each other in a race for kills."

Cards air-assassinating one another is not a particularly visceral (the most important word in gaming!) experience, so Cryptozoic had to figure out some ways to make it challenging. Basically, when it's a player's turn, he'll draw an "event card" that sets out the next objective. Often it involves killing someone. From there, a player gets a number of spaces he may move in a turn, plus three options, move, hide or attack. Crossing the line of sight of a guard (his forward facing path) causes a player to sacrifice a card, which serve as health bars.

There's plenty more at the link; Assassin's Creed: Arena is available for $US50 on 26 February.

Assassin's Creed: Arena — Getting Down to Basics [Ubisoft blog]


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    Is it standard these days for board games to write "BOARD GAME" on the box? Seems like they're just phoning it in, lind of like videogames that are titled "THE VIDEOGAME".

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