14 August 2018
Fantasy Flight’s next ‘Unique Game’ after KeyForge
After revealing its ambitious plans for KeyForge: Call of the Archons – a card game with billions of one-of-a-kind decks – Fantasy Flight has unveiled its second ‘Unique Game’: Discover: Lands Unknown.
Discover, you’ll recall, was actually teased a month or so ago with a cryptic teaser describing it as “your next great adventure”.
It’s an adventure that’s taking its ‘Lands Unknown’ subtitle rather literally, too, as Fantasy Flight is promising that no two copies of the board game will be the same – its mantra for the newly-formed Unique Game series.
What will be common across every copy of Discover: Lands Unknown will be the gameplay, created by Star Wars: Rebellion, Imperial Assault and Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game designer Corey Konieczka.
Seemingly taking its cues from exploration games like such as The 7th Continent, Discover is a co-op experience where up to four players must complete scenarios to try and escape from a harsh landscape, spending stamina to fend off creatures and source the resources needed to survive as they explore a map of hex-grid tiles.
Your world will be unique to you, with six different types of environment – from tropical islands to frosty mountains – among the randomised elements in the box. The characters players choose from will also be a varied selection, as well as the items, creatures and events they’ll encounter during each scenario-driven playthrough.
One important point here is that Discover is very specifically described as being different to a legacy game – it’s not a one-and-done deal, and your box can be replayed as much as you want. If you enjoy the gameplay and want a fresh experience, though, you’ll be able to pick up another of the $60 boxes and be guaranteed something you haven’t seen before.
Fantasy Flight put out a trailer to reveal the game, showcasing some of Discover’s absolutely gorgeous artwork – take a look below.
You’ll be able to pick up a copy of Discover: Lands Unknown later this year, with a launch due in the last quarter of 2018.