Age of Reason is an area control game for 3-7 players. The storyline takes place in Europe during the latter half of the 18th century. Each player becomes the reagent of a country and strives to build their power while establishing colonies in Africa, India and the Western Hemisphere. The enlish version of the game will be released as Stronghold Games’ first game in its new “Great Designer Series”.
Jess: I’m not usually a huge fan of war games, ever since the “RISK Incident of 2003”, but this one sounds like it would be more up my alley. Building power bases and forming alliances sounds fun.
In La Granja, players control farms in rural Spain. The game allows for 1-4 players and by placing workers they try to expand their farms and deliver goods to the village of Esporles. Whoever ends up with the most victory points earns ownership of the famed La Granja estate.
Stronghold Games has set a tentative release date of June 2015 for La Granja and Age of Reason and will have an MSRP of $59.95, but for North American preorder customers the games will be on sale for 30% off. You should be able to start pre-ordering in April. For anyone attending the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio in June 3-7, 2015, Stronghold Games may have advanced copies available to demo or purchase.
“We will continue to bring great games from Europe to North America and the rest of the world, as well as support our existing internal game lines”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “We are excited to be working on these first two projects with the excellent company, Spielworxx.”
”We are very excited to be working with a great company such as Stronghold Games”, said Uli Blennanman, President of Spielworxx. “Such an alliance will bring greater exposure to our games, and make them available in a much wider market.”