The fine folks at Chaosium will be launching a new Kickstarter on 10 January 2017. Reiner Knizia’s newest game, Khan of Khans, looks to be a whimsical family-oriented card game. The game is thematically placed in Greg Stafford’s world of Glorantha.
I just skimmed over the PDF of the “Print & Play” version of the game and it looks to be very light, but might have a little bit of strategic depth under the hood. Players are trying to collect the largest herd of cattle, but it’s not as easy as you might think.
KHAN OF KHANS is world-renowned designer Reiner Knizia’s new family game, set in Greg Stafford’s mythic universe Glorantha—the fantasy setting for the well-known Chaosium RPGs RuneQuest, HeroQuest and 13th Age Glorantha, and the critically acclaimed computer game King of Dragon Pass.
On January 10 KHAN OF KHANS will launch on Kickstarter. In the mean time we invite you to PRINT & PLAY the attached copy of the full game, complete with final artwork and design by award-winning artist Ian O’Toole. We’d love to hear what you think of the game!
“I am happy to be working with the team from Chaosium”, said Reiner Knizia at Essen this year. “The production design and artwork for Khan of Khans is simply delightful, and together we have produced an entertaining and engaging game the whole family will enjoy playing again and again”.
In this fast-paced game, the players are khans of different fantastical tribes on the Plains of Prax, each riding a unique animal that confers special abilities. Everyone attempts to amass the biggest herd, meanwhile fighting off enemy magic, stampedes and attempts by other players to steal their cows.
“With Reiner Knizia basing his new game in Greg Stafford’s Glorantha, it’s exciting to be able to bring two of the most accomplished and legendary figures in games together to produce such an attractive release”, said Rick Meints, President of Chaosium.
To join the Great Tribes of Prax and receive an email when the Kickstarter commences on Jan 10, sign up here.
If you want to check out the game in advance of the Kickstarter launch, you can get the “Print & Play” version here. If you take a look at it, let me know your thoughts.