There is an evil on the rise and only a brave few will be able to stop it.
In Rise of Moloch, players assume the roles of different members of the legendary Unicorn Club, sworn to protect the Queen from her enemies. It is a one-against-many campaign, with one player becoming the Nemesis, the head of an underground cult with nefarious plans on their mind. Rise of Moloch is played over six Chapters with an intermission between each where players can upgrade their characters and prepare for the next round. Will the Gentlemen of the Unicorn Club be able to stop the evil plot, or will the Nemesis succeed in bringing Moloch to London?
The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch is a Victorian adventure board game, for 2 to 5 players, set in an alternate England, where magic and technology have taken an extraordinary turn. Playable as a campaign or solo adventures, Rise of Moloch puts one player in the position of the Nemesis, against the intrepid Gentlemen controlled by the other players trying to save the Crown. Secretly activate the order of your characters through different scenarios, enjoy your steam power weapons, and save your special actions for the most opportune moments - you surely don't want to make your opponent stronger!
A Changing City
For each Chapter of the game, the modular board will be set up in a different way forming the Stage. New tactics and strategy will have to be developed to overcome each exciting challenge.
Intermissions and Upgrades
Between each of the chapters, players get a chance to heal and upgrade their characters. There are a number of different skills, abilities, or even equipment you can add to your characters, but choosing the right direction is critical.
The Gentlemen of the Unicorn Club and the Agents of the Nemesis are all represented by amazing, highly-detailed miniatures that makes the backstory of these characters jump right off the stage.
63 Highly-Detailed Plastic Miniatures
5 Hero Dashboards
14 Villain Dashboards
5 Player Aids
12 Scenery Rooms Overlays
150+ Cardboard Tokens
1 Activation/Intermission Board
1 Campaign Book
8 Custom Engraved Dice
Players: 2 to 5
Playing Time: 60 minutes
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 24 April 2018