Game On: Omen: Heir to the Dunes
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Omen: Heir to the Dunes is the 14th Kickstarter from Kolossal Games and is another installment to the Omen Saga games. Travis Chance, President of Kolossal Games was the founder of Action Phase Games and has funded every game he has brought to Kickstarter, including fan favorites Western Legends, Mezo, and Aeon’s End. John Clowdus is the designer of Omen and developed new mechanics for this latest game that expands the base experience and offers fans a new way to experience the game with the option of making it a stand-alone game as well.
Omen: Heir to the Dunes launched on kickstarter September 5, 2019. The project was fully funded in one day and fans were able to gain access to stretch goals like new structure cards and unit cards. Just two days into their campaign they had over 400 backers and continued to grow. By September 5th the game had raised $20,000, double their funding goal. The game continued to grow in popularity and support and the campaign ended on September 19, 2019 with a total of $34,956 raised with 756 backers.
This fast-paced tactical card game is set within the shadows of Ancient Egypt. In Omen: The Heir to the Dunes, players gather their forces and join the conflict, with one side winning dominion over Egypt. Players use their command unit cards and care for their economy on each turn. They can play the units available to them and get reward tiles with each victory. For set up, each player will choose a side of the conflict and take the corresponding God Reference Card. The player board, deck of cards and coin supply are set up between the players. Players then build their wealth, construct monuments and surge forward to war. The winner of each war will claim the victory tile worth points later in the game.
While a complete game on its own, Omen: Heir to the Dunes can be combined with any other game in the Omen Saga for new ways to play. For more information visit www.kolossalgames.com and see game details below.
Number of player: 1-2
Suggested Play Time: 30 minutes
Suggested Age: 14+
Included in the box:
40 Unit Cards
6 structure cards
9 reward tiles
1 single-fold city board
Favor and Reference Cards