I do so enjoy games with quirky themes and interesting stories behind them. Z-Man games is sure delivering with Nautilion. I mean, how often do you get "treacherous Darkhouses" who are looking to take over the "oneiric ocean" and has sent out its "Phantom Submarine" in order to do so via enslaving the "Happy Isles"? Not very often. Z-Man gives us a look into the game in this preview.
In the game, you're the captain of the Nautilion. You have to make your way into the Abyss in search of the Darkhouse, building a crew to help you take it on along the way. You also must stay ahead of the Phantom Submarine. The game is designed to be played solo, but there's also a cooperative mode you can engage in. And it's not just the game you get. In the box you also get 5 expansions you can use to tailor-make your game as you want it.
The game will be available at Spiel Essen, and then for the rest of us a little later on.