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Frostpunk is getting a board game

Frostpunk: The Board Game

The best-selling survival city-builder game Frostpunk is officially getting a board game.

Frostpunk: The Board Game is a collaboration between 11 Bit Studios and the Glass Cannon Unplugged, a new tabletop game studio. The board game will provide “tough moral choices, challenging and strategic gameplay, emotion-driven narrative, and snow.” Okay, maybe not real snow.

Leading the effort are industry veterans Jakub Wiśniewski (This War of Mine: The Board Game) and Michał Ozon (former COO of Phalanx). Independent author Adam Kwapiński, whose past work includes Nemesis and Lords of Hellas, is assisting with the game’s story.

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Frostpunk: The Board Game allows up to four players to take on the role of leaders of a small colony of survivors. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world after a severe ice age. It’s up to you to manage the colony’s citizens and infrastructures.

Here are some more details on the upcoming board game:

The core gameplay will be brutal, challenging, and complex, but easy to learn. The Glass Cannon Unplugged team understands how important emotions and moods are in Frostpunk’s gameplay, and their goal is to integrate this core mechanic into this version of the game.

The citizens won’t just be speechless pieces on the board. Society members will issue demands and react accordingly to the current mood, so every decision and action bears consequences.

The players will decide the fate of their people. Will you treat them like another resource? Are you going to be an inspiring builder, a fearless explorer, or a bright scientist? Is your rule going to be a sting of tyranny or an era of law and equality?

The Kickstarter campaign for Frostpunk: The Board Game launches this fall. Meanwhile, The Last Autumn expansion is out now for the PC game. Frostpunk: Console Edition was released last fall.

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