Z-Man Games Announces Fae

Z-Man has announced that they’re going to be taking the 2003 game Clans and update the look of it and release it as Fae. Players will be in control of groups of druids, wandering around a mysterious enchanted forest. As they find each-other through the mist and trees, they’ll form larger and larger groups. Once away from anyone else in these groups, they’ll be able to perform their incantations. This new version is getting updated production quality and artwork from its original release.

From the announcement:

Z-Man Games is excited to revive another classic. Nominated in 2003 for the coveted Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year award), Clans returns in a new form: Fae. Reimagined in a mystical Celtic setting, Fae keeps the simple mechanics of Clans unchanged while bringing the art and production quality up to modern standards.

The fog parts as the druid slowly walks forward, carefully stepping around the tangled vines. Another druid further down the path pauses to beckon to the druid behind, urging them onward. The slower druid catches up and the pair step through the trees into the open clearing to join the group. The druids form a circle, slowly starting to hum. The ritual has begun.

In Fae , players will think strategically, guiding druids and moving them across terrain to form larger groups. Once the druids have joined together, wandering the mysterious terrain alone again isn’t appealing. Druids already in the same terrain will move together to the new area. When the group is isolated away from any other nearby druids, it is peaceful enough to enact the ritual and award points to the spirits whom they serve.