Renegade Game Studio has announced that they’ll be making a game based on Snow Tails. Get your favorite sled dogs harnessed up and hit the trail. The board is highly modular, so no two races are ever the same. The dogs are trained to go top speed all the time, but will you be able to handle that? The game is set for release later this year, but if you’re at GAMA now, you can go check it out.
From the announcement:
Renegade Game Studios™, the plucky upstart publisher of original games has obtained the rights to publish Snow Tails from designers Gordon and Fraser Lamont.
Set in the snowy world of the Arctic Circle, where brave sledders compete in a test of skill and endurance. Action is fast and furious and not all sleds may make it to the finish. Huskies only have one setting and that is full speed!
The game contains modular track pieces that can be fitted together to form different courses. Players have their own Dog Decks that they draw from and play onto their sled mat. Movement is rarely in a straight line as the sled may drift left or right. Losing control or speeding into a corner results in Dent cards being acquired which will limit a player’s hand size. The game features a fun and original movement mechanism.
“I am very pleased to be working with Gordon and Fraser on Snow Tails,” says Renegade President Scott Gaeta. “It’s one of the best racing games we’ve ever played and are really excited to be able to make it available again.”
The game is getting brand new artwork by the talented Beth Sobel. Renegade plans on supporting the game with events at major conventions and in hobby game stores.
“Snow Tails is one of our favourite designs. It is a game that we never tire of playing. The design process was enormous fun from start to finish. Fragor is delighted to have Snow Tails back in print and we are enormously impressed with the enthusiasm of Scott and Renegade Game Studios for the project. We can’t wait for the new edition !”
– Gordon Lamont, Fragor Games
Look for Snow Tails to hit stores in August 2015 and available to demo at the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas this coming March. Snow Tails is for 2-5 Players ages 10+ and takes 45-60 Minutes to play.
Snow Tails was originally launched by the designers with Fragor Games at Spieltage 2008 in Essen. It went on to either win or be nominated for 9 different awards including several prestigious game of the year nominations.
Snow Tails won The Dice Tower, Best Small Publisher Game and Best New Board Game from the UK Games Expo Awards.
Snow Tails is currently rated one of the top 100 Family Games on Board Game Geek.
•2009 BoardGamer.ru Best Family Game
•2009 Gouden Ludo Nominee (Flanders/Belgium)
•2009 UK Games Expo Awards, Best New Boardgame, Winner
•2009 Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Best Small Publisher Game (Fragor Games), Winner
•2009 Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Most Innovative Game, Nominee
•2009 Meeples Choice Award, Game of the Year, Nominee
•2008’Spiel des Josh’ Award, Nominee
•Bruno Faidutti’s Mon jeu de l’année 2009, Nominee
•2009 International Gamers Awards, Multi-player category, Finalist
•2010 Games Magazine Awards, Best Family Nominee