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WizKids Announces Gates of Mara Board Game

Twist away the gates of steel. Unlock the secret voice. Give in to ancient noise. Take a chance a brand new dance. Twist away the gates of steel.

Ok, so, these are the Gates of Mara and not the Gates of Steel. But that still went through my head. Anyway, Gates of Mara is a new board game coming soon from WizKids were players take on the role of tribal leaders looking to make sure that their is the tribe that is able to rule.

From the article:

 WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming release of Gates of Mara, a new 2-4 player game from one of the designers of Flotilla!

In this fantasy game from designer JB Howell, players take on the roles of tribal leaders seeking to lead their people to prosperity. To do this, they will secure influence in each realm, enchant their tribes, collect elemental resources, and earn gate keys. Over the course of four rounds, players will position influential figures from their tribes around the realms and gates. At the end of each round, the player with the most Influence in each area stakes a claim on it, earning points if they have claims in a realm at the end of the game. Players can also earn points by enchanting their people, completing objectives, and collecting keys. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

Gates of Mara blends upgradeable worker placement with layered area-control mechanisms, all brought to life by the art of Nastya Lehn. You can lead reptilian dragonkin, the amphibious goblins, the insectoid antids, or the arboreal elves. The gates open at a Friendly Local Game Store near you and online soon, so be sure to pre-order Gates of Mara today!