The World of Smog: On Her Majesty’s Service up on Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
Oct 30th, 2014

CoolMiniOrNot just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their next board game. This one takes us to a steampunk London with The World of Smog: On Her Majesty’s Service.


From the campaign:

Set in the fantastic steampunk World of Smog created by Panache Animation, On Her Majesty’s Service is a stylish board game for two to four competing players. You’ll need to navigate the rotating tiles that make up the game board, trading Ethers and Artefacts in order to fulfil the quest set by Queen Victoria, all the while dealing with the Agents of the Shadow Master.

Each player controls a different Gentleman, tasked by Queen Victoria to journey into the Shadow Market and bring her four precious Artefacts.

To do so, they’ll need to navigate the underworld of shifting gears that is the Shadow Market, buying and selling the different Ethers in order to have the Coins necessary to acquire all four of the Artefacts. One unique aspect of On Her Majesty’s Service is that each player may only interact with the icons that are facing their edge of the board. Since the tiles that make up the board are frequently rotated by the players’ actions, the landscape of options available to each player is in constant change. Manipulating the board to one’s advantage (and to hinder your opponents) is crucial to victory.

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  • Where’s Smartmax in this? I love their SMOG minis, but I had always thought this game would be using those.

    I wonder why they went with busts instead. Seems like a silly thing to do when you’ve already got such a strong line of minis you could pull from.

    • mathieu

      Well there already is a game by Smart Max that uses their minis. Plus I’m guessing there really was no way to pull off the incredibly detailed Smart Max resin pieces in the cheap plastic CMoN seems to use for everything.

      • To be fair- the casting on the plastic Others minis was great.