It's time to officially unveil Beast of Balka, the first game from Bearicade Games!
Beast of Balka is a fast-paced abstract strategy game designed for two players. In the game, the players take on the role of warring clans, competing to be the first to slay a monstrous Beast. The Beast of Balka only appears every 500 years, and the victorious clan not only earns 500 years of bragging rights, but also their god's dominion over the world. Stakes are high for both clans, and as such they are willing to send large groups out into the wilderness for the sake of the hunt!
Mechanically, the game is played in turns, with each player either moving or attacking with one of their hunting parties on a uniquely-shaped hex-based board. Dice are rolled based on the hunting party's bloodlust level to determine damage (it's not, however, a luck-based game). The game is over when either the Beast of Balka has been slain, or when one clan has no more hunting parties to attack with.
Beast of Balka has been in development for over a year, and we are very excited to finally announce it! The game was created with the goal of being unique, fun, quick, and tactical. Like many other abstract strategy games, it's mechanically simple but can be strategically complex for those that want to delve into it. If you enjoy If you enjoy Hive (by Gen 42) and/or Hoplomachus (by Chip City Games), you will probably enjoy Beast of Balka! We will continue to post more information about the game, including photos, videos, and Kickstarter campaign dates as they become available.
For more information, check out this page. BoB also has a page on Tabletop Generation, and we would be happy to answer any questions about the game.