Legends of Andor from Fantasy Flight Games – A co-op adventure game
Legends of Andor from designer Michael Menzel is a recently-announced cooperative adventure board game from Fantasy Flight Games for two to four players. Apparently it was announced back at Gencon, but I missed it entirely, so it is possible that you may have as well. As expected, Legends of Andor looks quite shiny, with what appears to be (from the quite far-away shot available), a nice, colorful board for you and your friends to do your adventuring on. Legends of Andor will use a legend deck to explain how the plot is moving forward as a marker is moved down a track to show when it is time to reveal a new part of the story. Many adventure boardgames I am familiar with use an ‘adventure book’ of one manner or the next in order to explain the plot, so the use of the plot deck in Legends of Andor certainly looks like an interesting one. The game will include four double-sided hero boards (so, I would guess, eight heroes for the players to choose among), 138 cards, 179 cardboard bits, 14 wooden cubes/discs, a cardboard tower, and 41 plastic stands. It is interesting to see Legends of Andor eschew Fantasy Flight Games’ usually chroming to go with cardboard standees instead of plastic miniatures. It doesn’t bother me in the least, but I’m interested to see if people complain about it. I’m sure they are; it’s the internet! Legends of Andor does not have a release date yet, but will retail for $49.95, which is a nice break from the fact that every board game I’m interested in seems to cost at least $70 (if not $100) these days. If you’d like more information about Fantasy Flight Games’ Legends of Andor, check out the official Legends of Andor web page.
What are your favorite adventure board games? I’ve heard good things about Mage Knight, but I’ve never gotten to play it. I’m definitely looking forward to Mice and Mystics as well. Any other games you’re excited about? Talk about it in the comments! If you’re done checking out Legends of Andor, check out the Related Posts below or go to a random post on Futile Position!