Asmodee Launches New Studio

Windrider GamesAsmodee is launching a new game design studio, Windrider Games, which the company describes as “dedicated to developing and producing an array of fun, engaging games for players of all ages… games [ranging] from reimagined versions of classic Eurogames to entirely new and innovative designs.” While that doesn’t really narrow the field much, Windrider’s first three titles are Knizia classics taken from the Fantasy Flight Games portfolio: Samurai, Tigris & Euphrates, and Ra.

The first two are currently available and the last, Ra, is scheduled to hit retail in the third quarter.

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Originally published back in 1998 and being categorized by players as part of the famous Reiner Knizia’s “Tile-laying Trilogy” (Tigris & Euphrates, Samurai, and Through the Desert), Samurai is an influence-gaining competition set in feudal Japan. To win the favor of the leaders in religion, commerce and military factions, players place normal hexagonal tiles as well as 3 wild tiles (namely Samurai, Ronin and Ship) onto the four main islands of the nation to surround the respective settlements.

This new version of Samurai features fresh design of the game board, tiles and leader tokens, and is expected to be released in Q4 2015.

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