This week is packed with exciting announcements for upcoming titles. First, Fantasy Flight Games released details on the expansion for Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, then Repos Production announced the new edition for 7 Wonders coming this September, and now?
Santorini New York
If you're a fan of classic abstracts that puts two players in a head to head tactical battle, Santorini is one you must check out. It combines the feels of Chess, Go, and plays like a 3D tic-tac-toe on an expanded grid. It also allows a max player count of 4, but to be honest, I wouldn't recommend it beyond two players.
Well, Roxley will be releasing a standalone sequel centered in the bustling New York setting. Mythological characters and their powers will be overlayed with a metropolitan skin and will feature asymmetrical powers of an Engineer, Foreman, Taxi Driver, and others, while still having that charming aesthetic created by the illustrator duo—Mr. Cuddington.
This isn't just a theme swap, though. Santorini New York features a Statue of Liberty that will add additional objectives that you will need to check off in order to trigger the win condition. Here's a look at the back of the box that explains just about everything.
So, how does this all look?
I personally think this would be a must-buy for those who already own and love Santorini. And honestly, the theme is quite charming and it's great to see an added depth and difficulty to the game.