Mage Company has announced two new board games that they will be releasing soon: Phobos and Urbania.
From the announcement:
Urbania (Title Under Development): Urbania is a game by Tony Cimino. If that name rings you a bell… is the same designer who created Wrong Chemistry. Urbania is a Card, Political & Miniature Game for 2-7 Players. A game for the people and their right to protest! The board game of rally, riot, protest and riot control, not necessarily in that order. What would you do? If all the people in a city that have something to protest about, actually did? Seven different rally groups are marching the streets and numerous heat squads are trying to maintain order while tension rises to a peak. Reporters are exposing the facts in the media sometimes in a good way, other times in a way that seems like slander to some. In Urbania, you are in control of a group of people that march to protest about their rights. During that march you will clash with heat squads, reporters, other rally groups and the ultimate choice: to lead your group to vindication, or accept the rule of the system and maintain order in your city. Order and chaos in a game of urban instability. Urbania has been awarded with the best theme and best game mechanic award in BGG’s 1st Greek board game design contest.
Phobos: Phobos is a Horror Miniature Game for 2-4 Players.
Description: Friday the 12th, 1964. It is raining today. I’m standing out front of the Amityville Asylum. I’m here because a strange note fell into my hands but I didn’t know where it would lead me to… Our heroes.. are they just like me, like you, or maybe not? Maybe they are just the phantoms of an insane mind, shadowy thoughts of a deranged personality. Maybe they are all trapped within one patient. In Phobos each player takes on the role of one of those personalities. Your purpose is to eliminate the rival personalities which lurk in the addled mind of the Detective. If you can do that, then your personality will prevail and the Detective will become your character. Each of you chooses a Character Mentality Card, 3 Skull Tokens, and 12 Face Tokens corresponding to your character. Each player gets 3 Phobos Cards (12 cards total in a 4-player game) and you keep these cards hidden, face down above your character’s Mentality Card. These cards represent your Fears and an extension of the Detective who is imprisoned in the Amityville Asylum.If your Fears are revealed by your rivals, then you lose but you are not eliminated. Instead a worse fate awaits: you become a Ghoul and threaten the Detective by your obsession to take revenge on the other Personalities still in play. If you manage to eliminate the other players, you win and the Detective falls into a coma. It is time to explore your personality in this new horror game for 2-4 players.
Fear is your only god!
Note that all details for this game are preliminary since we work on 2 new variants!