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Board games are getting too complicated nowadays, aren’t they? What happened to the charm of classic games like Chess, Checkers, and Backgammon? Now, Cambium Games is looking to bring back that bit of charm (with equal parts challenge) with the Sovrano board game, a straight-forward game of strategy and cunning with layers of complexity underneath.
It’s not about cool graphics, coating another game with a zombies theme, or rolling dice and picking up cards, but instead, Sovrano is a well-designed wooden game for two players that requires thought. It doesn’t take long to setup, either (like a certain other board game that we love), so that means you can get straight to the fun and challenging game ahead of you. The object of the game is to score the most points by capturing one or both of the tower spaces located in the middle row on opposite sides. To do so, players must move their emperor (each player has one) to the board’s center space, all the while protecting the emperor with your guards.
The game goes from start to finish in less than 30 minutes, typically. All of the pieces are wooden, and range from 1″ to 1 1/4″ in width, standing anywhere from 1.25″ to 1.75″. The board, itself, is 13 x 18 inches. What’s more, you’ll be able to pick what wood your board and pieces are made from, including birch, oak or walnut. It looks like a great board game for couples to play. You can (and definitely should) check out the Sovrano Kickstarter here.
For a better idea of how this board game plays, check out the video below: