This War of Mine: The Board Game is a cooperative game about surviving in a war-ravaged city for 1-6 players by the well know designers Micha? Oracz and Jakub Wi?niewski based on the gripping survival game This War of Mine by 11bit studios In this breathtaking experience players will have to resolve many deeply emotional situations, which are provided by the unique book of scripts – an entirely new way to introduce storytelling and RPG elements into a board game. The brutal realism of This War of Mine: The Board Game is further enhanced by managing the shelter – a ruined building where the players are hiding. You will have to craft new, useful things, search through the rabble or even dig into the collapsed cellar. It is completely up to the players, how they will use their resources and what parts of the city they will explore. Will you survive the war?
This War of Mine: The Board Game is a game with a strong focus on the narrative and player decisions. The gameplay is divided into in game days, during which players are designing their survivors to various tasks. The food and water supplies are sparse, there’s no basic furniture and the shelter is a collapsed ruin – so players have to choose their actions very carefully. Each encounter offers something new and players’ choices may have a long lasting consequences for the rest of the game. All of the components shown on this site are not a final product and are subject to change.
Open and play
Unlike the other games, This War of Mine: The Board Game explains the rules to the players while they are playing. There is no need to know the rulebook by heart – the rules are introduced with every passing turn. The board is intuitive and all the cards tell the players exactly what they can do and what choices do they have. Moreover, there is a book of scripts, which hold hundreds of narrative excerpts, describing the characters’ journey.
Players work together to survive in a war-torn city. This means, that they are all responsible for the choices made. If there is a disagreement between the players, the current Journal-holder decides. In this experience players as a group are responsible for all the characters – it is a true cooperation, rarely seen in the other games. What is more, many decisions have an effect on the game in the in-game days to come. The game itself remembers the options that the players chose and puts them in front of them in the least expected moment.
The lasting experience
This War of Mine: The Board Game can be a very long game, full of strong emotions and shocking experiences. That is why the save game system was implemented. It is still possible to plunge into the game and experience the full story in one session. However, if the players would rather prefer shorter sessions, they can easily return to the game at a later time, starting exactly where they left, thanks to the save game mechanism.
The game will include 12 detailed characters miniatures, 3 custom six-sided dice, one ten-sided die, transparent blue water markers, wood and gear markers, one noise marker, various tokens depicting all that the players can find and gather, game board, book of 1000 scripts (approximately 128 pages), Journal, 200 cards and 2 scenario sheets.
The cards are divided into several decks, all of which are put onto the board at the start of the game. The setup is clear and it feels very natural to interact with different cards and places, as they resemble real events and things in the world.
1 to 6 Players
45 to 120 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 24 October 2017