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Yogurt's picture
Joined: 01/09/2009

Buried in the middle of a press release about James Ernest's new company (his forty-third, I believe) is this intriguing idea for game design:

Stonehenge is a revolutionary concept in board games called the “anthology boardgame,” where five award-winning game designers, all using the same gaming components, create five very different games in one box. The ancient ruin of Stonehenge will never be the same. The five games are a magic game by Richard Garfield (Magic: The Gathering, RoboRally, The Great Dalmuti), a political game by Bruno Faidutti (Mystery of the Abbey, Citadels, Knightmare Chess), a battle game by Richard Borg (Battle Cry, Liar’s Dice, Memoir ’44), an auction game by James Ernest (Kill Dr. Lucky, Diceland, Pirates of the Spanish Main), and a science-fiction game by Mike Selinker (Risk Godstorm, Pirates, Axis & Allies Revised). From racing through the ruins to auctioning them off, these five games will keep Stonehenge fresh for years to come.

A star-studded first anthology too!

Hedge-o-Matic's picture
Joined: 07/30/2008
Anthology games

Wow. That's a must-get buy, I think. Great find!

larienna's picture
Joined: 07/28/2008
Anthology games

Making a 5 game in 1 is a cool idea ... which has also already being made in the past. When I was a kid, I remembered having a game that contained 50 or 80 different games using the same component. It is a good idea since I have not seen many of these kind of games lately. If they can be really good games, then why not.

Still I wonder what will be the release price of the game. Does reusing the game component will make sure that these 5 game will cost almost the same price than 1 game?

Joined: 12/31/1969
Anthology games

They stole Scurra's idea!!

Seriously, Reiner Knizia has done something similar before with his New Games In Old Rome.

Joined: 09/06/2011
Anthology games

Yogurt, could you provide a link to the site where you got this from?

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