High Heavens is a new board game up on Kickstarter where mythic beings vie for dominance over the skies.
From the campaign:
Created by award-winning video game industry veteran Ryan Lesser (Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Beatles:Rock Band, Dance Central…), HIGH HEAVENS is a 2-player, expandable board game that utilizes lessons learned from 15 years of video game creation and a lifetime of playing board games.
Pit the ancient Norse & Greek deities and demigods against each other in grid-based battle. A tactical 2 player card and board game.
HIGH HEAVENS sets the players in the clouds, fighting for ultimate power above the earth.
Basic game mechanics focus on battle strategy and tactics. An additional layer of chance is added with the shuffled card deck. This makes the game less predictable, giving the new player a fighting chance against the seasoned warrior and makes it ultimately more fun. The base set pits the Norse pantheon vs the Greek pantheon. Each pantheon contains 12 deities, 12 Divine Powers cards, 2 ten sided dice and the homebase (Asgard or Mount Olympus). Playable in less than an hour, it is easy for new players but has tons of depth for those that want to get better and better. It has been described as Magic: The Gathering meets Warmachine meets Chess.