It was solely a matter of time earlier than collectible card video games (CCGs) crossed from the bodily world of foil-wrapped packs and aggressive tournaments into the realm of cell gaming. Now there are dozens of cell CCGs to play, from huge names corresponding to Hearthstone to quirky indie affairs like Exploding Kittens. Soon, there will probably be a new addition: Book of Beasts.
Book of Beasts comes courtesy of Gbanga, a Zurich-based indie studio, and blends card amassing with tabletop-style battles. Like many cell CCGs, Book of Beasts relies on a bodily tabletop game, one devised and performed by the builders. The cell model retains the similar accessible guidelines — no tomes of esoteric, headache-inducing techniques to memorise. Instead, it’s pick-up-and-play, with elegantly easy mechanics that also require strategic considering to grasp.
The game’s fantasy world is one of legendary creatures and magical spells, each of which type the predominant card varieties in your deck. Drawing from mythologies round the world, the beasts are as various as they’re vibrant, from golem-like hulks to delicate sprites. According to the lore, these beasts as soon as roamed the land wreaking havoc and inflicting division, till they have been slain by order of the ‘Good King’. Trying to summon any extra is forbidden. Now, they exist solely inside two locations: the Book of Beasts, and a card game common amongst the widespread folks.
In PvP and PvE battles in opposition to fellow ’summoners’, you lay your playing cards like tiles on the battlefield, connecting them — considerably akin to dominoes — primarily based on the matching elemental gems on their edges. How you hyperlink playing cards collectively determines how efficient your transfer is. On prime of that, you’ll be able to intercept an opponent’s card by blocking its edge with your personal… it’s a tabletop game the place you’ll be able to flip the tables.
Following the launch of a playable demo in October, Book of Beasts is now slated for launch on 18 November 2020. In celebration, Gbanga is supplying you with the likelihood to start out the game with a full set of playing cards, or at the very least a stash of gold. All you want to do is submit your e mail handle via this official link, and also you’ll be entered into a raffle to win the full catalogue of 51 beast playing cards and 13 spell playing cards. Just by coming into, you’ll obtain 10,000 gold cash, sufficient in-game foreign money to purchase you as much as 20 new playing cards. It’s the excellent option to strengthen your opening hand — earlier than the game’s even out.
For suggestions, information and extra forward of launch, go to the official Book of Beasts web site: playbookofbeasts.com.