Tsuro Phoenix Rising

For the 10th year of the company, Calliope plans a new release in the Tsuro line. Like previous entries, it’s a path-building game that takes up to eight players. But in this one, Tsuro Phoenix Rising (June, $40), players fly their phoenix pawns through a tile to promote any floating lanterns there in to stars. Then the lantern piece is moved to another tile with a matching colored lantern to show that it has now been released in to the air. The first player to promote seven stars is the winner.

In an advanced version of the game, players not only add new tiles to the sky, they can flip and rotate existing tiles as well.

Of course, the copy of the game previewed at PAX Unplugged was just a prototype. However, already I could see that Calliope’s plans should produce a game that looks as elegant as its theme.

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amazon_logoThe Amazon Boardgame sale has gone live. For the past few years, Amazon.com has been holding a boardgame sale on the Saturday during Gen Con, with the occasional addition of new games over the course of the day. Games are generally marked down to 50% of MSRP. The only RPG being offered at the moment is the Fate Core rulebook. Boardgames (at the moment) include Five Tribes, Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak, Dixit, Tzolk’in, Flash Point, Libertalia, Tsuro, Tokaido, Ticket to Ride Europe, Kingdom Builder, and more. The boardgame sale is a one-day event.


Edit: Today is no longer the Saturday of Gen Con.


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