Rather Dashing Games has released their abstract strategy title Element. In the game, which is a revamp of Mike Richie’s previous 2008 Mindtwister USA offering, two to four placers take turns placing elemental stones as they attempt to surround their opponent(s). While the new release may look fairly nondescript, compared to other RDG titles, the early buzz has been extremely positive. Element is for ages fourteen and up and carries an MSRP of $34.99.
From Rather Dashing:
MASTER THE FORCES OF NATURE
Fire, Water, Earth, Wind. These four elements have driven mankind’s mythology, philosophy and science for eons. Now, master the power of these primal forces in this easy-to-learn, but deeply strategic game of capture and area control.
In Element, players take turns drawing and placing four element stones to encircle opposing sages. Each element has unique properties players can use to block an opponent’s movement.
Feed walls of flame, move raging rivers, raise impenetrable mountain ranges, and even bend Wind to your command. Transform one element into another with the rule of replacement or sacrifice element stones to help your sage avoid capture.
Understanding the subtle, diverse yet powerful nature of the four elements is key to surrounding your opponent and claiming victory!