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Great Wall Board Game: Dragon Gameplay All-In Pledge plus Sundrop Pre-Shaded Miniatures (Kickstarter Pre-Order Special)

Published by Awaken Realms

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The Game StewardPreorder: Expected Delivery Q4 2020
Board Game Geek Rating: 5.53
Board Game Geek Avg Player Rating: 7.65
Players: 1 to 4
Published: 2020
Content Notes: Kickstarter Great Wall: Dragon Gameplay All-In Order plus Sundrop Pre-Shaded Miniatures Board Game by Awaken Realms. Includes The Great Wall Core Box, Miniatures Box, Genghis Khan Expansion (miniatures version), 5th Player Expansion (miniatures version), Ancient Chronicles Expansion (miniatures version), Black Powder Expansion (miniatures version), Ancient Beasts (miniatures version) and all other applicable unlocked stretch goals. Please note: unless otherwise stated paid add ons from the Kickstarter Campaign are not included.

4 clans (each) miniatures with sundrop
(snake - yellow, dragon - red, monkey - blue, turtle green):
- 2 cavalry
- 10 spearmen
- 4 archer
- 8 clerks

Board (double-sided)

THE WALL:
- 3 x First Part of the Wall
- 3 x Second Part of the Wall
- 3 x Third Part of the Wall
- 9 x Fortifications

Cards:
- 24 x Horde
- 8 x General (+5 new)
- 20 x Tactic
- 24 x Command
- 34 x Advisor (+10 new)
- 5 x Artifact

Other components:
- 4 x Player's Screen
- 2 x Plastic Insert
- 8 x Acrylic Player Tokens
- 4 x Acrylic Honor Token
- Rulebook
- 1 post master office (cardboard)
- 50 x wooden gold token
- 50 x wooden wood token
- 50 x wooden stone token
- 50 x acrylic meditation token
- 30 x acrylic wound token

COOPERATIVE MODE:
- 6 new general cards
- 24 x new horde cards
- 12 x event cards
- 12 x tactics cards
- 12 x emperor's request
- market place

Genghis Khan Expansion:
- manual
- 4 miniatures soldier with banner (1 for each clan) with sundrop
- 4 help cards
- 6 x new advisor cards
- 6 x emperor awards cards
- emperor award model with sundrop
- 8 x new horde cards
- genghis khan card
- genghis khan miniature with sundrop

5th Player Expansion:
Miniature (orange) with sundrop:
- 8 x clerks
- 10 x spearman
- 4 x archer
- 2 x cavalry
- 1 x soldier with banner

- 4 x tactic cards
- 4 general cards
- 4 x advisor cards
- 6 x command cards
- 1 player screen
- 1 tea token
- 1 honor token
- 1 command token

Special gifts:
- rat model with sundrop
- 10 artifact cards
- wooden resource tokens

Special gift - Ancient Chronicles Expansion:
- 4 x general cards
- 10 x advisors card
- 10 x artifact cards
- 8 x tactics cards
- 6 x scenarios

Ancient Beast Addon:
- box
- 4 new miniatures with sundrop
- 12 new advisor cards
- 8 new tactics cards
- 10 relic cards
- 6 game mode cards

Black Powder expansion:
(all miniatures will be with sundrop)

- Box
- Manual
- 54 cards
- 4 cardboard towers
- 2 defense cannons
- 2 defense rockets
- 2 defense ballistas
- 3 siege trebuchets
- 3 bettering rams
- 3 siege ladders
- 15 special unit miniatures


The Great Wall is a new asymmetric worker/soldier placement game with engine building themes and a twist in form of a constantly attacking AI (Mongolian Horde) that requires players to sometimes cooperate in order to defeat it. This is a new major board game from Awaken Realms.

Players will control ancient clans in China trying to defend invading Mongolian hordes and build a Great Wall. While every player will want to win (by earning VP = Honor) they also need to sometimes cooperate to defend against the hordes. Each clan will be asymmetric through its chosen Leader (resource production/starting resources/starting workers and units) and this asymmetry will increase as the game progresses (players will hire Advisors with unique skills, often creating unique engines).

The game is divided into 3 main phases: Production, Wall Defense, Wall Building. During the Production phase, players will place orders via cards (face down) at the same time and then decide on their time of execution based on the Tea track (that can be modified). Those orders will mostly revolve around worker placement on the economical map to gather resources/build armies/get more income or even getting more workers/advisers. Players will need to constantly keep track of different buildings as they will be able to get the result only when all the slots are filled (e.g. others players will put their workers there too).

During the Wall Defense phase, players will order previously produced armies (soldiers, archers, and cavalry) on Mongolian Horde cards on 3 different parts of the wall. By placing units they will receive special bonuses (resources or more) which is why the order of placing units is important. If any part of the Wall is breached (Mongolian hordes have bigger power than wall defense), all players suffer negative effects from horde cards.

During the third phase, players will have the opportunity to spend any number of resources to build a bigger level of wall in exchange for victory points.

During the course of the game, players will create their own unique engines based on their clan strength as well as interact with other players during all phases of the game, trying to get the most Honor points, that can be gained in a lot of different ways.

—description from the publisher

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