Glenn Drover, who you might know from such games as Raccoon Tycoon and Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game, has created a new civilization-building game in the form of Mosaic: A Story of Civilization. Forbidden Games will be bringing this new game to Kickstarter this April.
From the announcement:
A new board game project entitled Mosaic: A Story of Civilization, is coming to Kickstarter on April 13, 2021. Mosaic is a Civilization-Building game designed by Glenn Drover, the designer of hit games such as Age of Empires III, Railways of the World, Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Boardgame, and Raccoon Tycoon.
“Since my days at MicroProse, when Sid Meier first designed his classic take on the Civilization genre, I have been obsessed with civ-building games”, explained Drover. “I’ve always wanted to create one that blended all of the aspects of that great theme, yet was streamlined enough to finish in 2 hours.”
Mosaic will contain all of the elements of great civ-builders: Building new cities, epic projects, and powerful wonders; researching new technologies that give each civilization a unique abilities and advantages; creating a vibrant economy; and expanding an empire across the map. The main gameplay mechanics are action selection/ card drafting, engine-building, and victory point acquisition via multiple sources and combinations. The design allows the game to be fast-play, with almost no down-time, but still have great depth and many different viable strategies.
Mosaic will contain over 150 pieces of original artwork by an all-star team of the most talented artists, including Annie Stegg, Jacoby O’Conner, Jared Blando, Grzegorz Pedrycz, Jessica Riola, Hendrik Noack, Erica Rossi, as well as hundreds of miniatures (city, farm town, manufactory town, port, citizen, infantry, cavalry, siege engine, and nine wonders).