ETHERFIELDS

Reviewed by James Davis

ETHERFIELDS (Awaken Realms, 1 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, 45-90 minutes; $215)

 

Etherfields has many elements I love about “experience” or “narrative” games. (Meaning games that tell a story.) It has an engaging theme where you are lost in a strange dreamland, attempting to find who you are and how you got there. It has very striking and intriguing mechanics; a great combination of rules which I haven’t seen before, which is incredible given the abundance of games being published now. Etherfields gives players very tough decisions and gives each of the characters (or Dreamers) unique useful abilities. It has captivating art that is absolutely perfect for the game. And it has gorgeous miniatures. (But then gorgeous miniatures are now par for the course with a Kickstarter-backed game.)

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