Games with Variable Player Powers Game Mechanic – The Game Steward

Games with Variable Player Powers Game Mechanic

Variable Player Powers is a mechanic that grants different abilities and/or paths to victory to the players. To illustrate, here are some notable examples.

Inย Ogre, one player controls a single powerful piece, and the other plays many weaker units. The net effect is a balanced game.

Inย Cosmic Encounter, each player is assigned a random special ability at the beginning of the game. Although each player has the same victory goal (control five non-home colonies), their abilities enable differing means to the end.

Inย Here I Stand, each player controls a political power with unique ways to score victory points. Some focus on military conquest, some on religious influence, etc.

Also, player powers may change throughout the game as inย Small Worldย orย Sunrise City.