Elzra Games has created a fantasy world called Catacombs and their games tell the stories of this world. Their newest, Catacombs & Castles, is a beautifully illustrated dexterity game that narrates the story of Larra the Huntress as she searches for her lost wolf companion and helps defend the Castle Mivorih from an army of undead.
Catacombs & Castles is a 2-6 player game that can be played either competitively or as a 2-4 player co-op. The game uses the dexterity system from Catacombs 3rd Edition, so if you’ve played before it will be familiar.
For the competitive version of the game, players will be on two teams: Castle team (defenders)or Catacomb team (attackers). You’ll get a disc that represents your hero and you’ll need to flick them across the board to play.
For co-op play, everyone is on either the “Catacomb team” or“Castle team” and must face off against “The Overseer” in a 1 vs many style game. The Overseer has minions that will help them fight and may change forms during the game to gain different advantages.
Jess: This game looks pretty cool, but what i think is especially neat is that you can use the heroes and Lords from Catacombs and Castles with Catacombs Third Edition, so the games build on each other. I’m a big fan of games with continuing themes and strong stories, so this one really speaks to me, despite my lack of skills in dexterity games.
Catacombs and Castles is on Kickstarter right now and has already crushed its funding goal. It still has 17 days to go, so I’m betting it will unlock all stretch goals by the end. To learn more, head on over to the Catacombs and Castles’ Kickstarter now!