The Earth's a pretty sweet place, right? Vast plains. Majestic forests. Soaring mountains. Deep oceans. Ah, just wonderful...
But... like... what if those mountains were over there? Or maybe those plains swapped with that ocean? Or... you know what, we should just start from scratch. And that's what you'll be doing in Ecos: First Continent, a new world-building game available now from AEG.
From the website:
What if the formation of Earth had gone differently?
This game designed by John D Clair, with the art of Sabrina Miramon, and graphic design by Matt Paquette explores that “what if?”
In Ecos players are forces of nature molding the planet, but with competing visions of its grandeur. You will have the chance to create a part of the world, similar but different to the one we know. Which landscapes, habitats, and species thrive will be up to you.
Game play in Ecos is simultaneous and caters to 2-6 players. Each round one player will reveal Element tokens from the Element Bag, giving all players the opportunity to complete a card from their tableau and shape the continent to their own purpose. Elements that cannot be used can be converted into Energy cubes or additional cards in hand or added to your tableau, to give you greater options as the game evolves.
Mountain ranges, jungle, rivers, seas, islands and savannah, each with their own fauna, all lie within the scope of the players’ options.