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Ares Games To Publish Ergo Ludo Editions Games in English

When you only speak English, you are missing out on a whole ton of games that are out there. Well, I only speak English, and I know I'm missing out. But Ares Games is looking to help some. They've announced that they will be producing and distributing Ergo Ludo Editions' games for an English-speaking audience.

From the website:

Ares Games announces an agreement with Ergo Ludo Editions to publish and distribute worldwide the English edition of the games created by the Italian game publisher. The first game to be released thanks to the new partnership will be Ensemble, a party game where players are challenged to “think” in syntony with each other, voting the best match between the revealed cards.

Ensemble is a cooperative game, easy and fast to play, for two to 10 players. With no communication, players must vote one of the cards displayed, choosing which one is a better match to the “challenge card” on the table. All players vote at the same time, and when the votes are revealed, if all players voted together, they advance to the next level. Otherwise, a “life” is lost. The goal is to reach level 9 before running out of lives. As players successfully complete the game, they unlock one new scenario deck (three are included in the game), and new rules and cards may be added to the game.

Ensemble will release this Spring in five languages - Italian, by Ergo Ludo Editions, German, by Schwerkraft, Japanese, by Arclight, and Spanish and Portuguese, by MasQueOca. The English edition, by Ares Games, is due to release in Q4 2021.

The next game by Ergo Ludo Editions to be published in English by Ares will be “Cangaceiros”, inspired by the outlaw gangs of Brazil’s Northeast in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. To counter the overwhelming power of the large landowners called “Coronéis”, armed gangs were born to oppose these despots and the government, fighting for survival, freedom, and revenge. Players are bandits trying to become the most famous gang of the Cangaço, surviving in the impervious hinterland, hunted by military units sent by government to capture or kill them. Cangaceiros is expected to release in Winter 2021/2022.