Later this year, Calliope Games will release a new card game from designer Zach Weisman. In Allegory, players take on the roles of authors competing to craft the best tale through a collection of theme cards. The game is for two to six players, ages 8+, plays in 30 to 50 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $25.00 when it arrives in the second half of 2021.
About the game:
An allegory tells a captivating story while hiding a deeper, meaningful moral underneath. Compete with others as renowned authors, each scribing a trilogy of tales: Nature, Energy, and Spirit. Master the use of lore to incorporate powerful themes in your tales. At game’s end, you will be rewarded for weaving a hidden moral throughout all your tales, but only the most concise tale shall become a literary classic for the ages!
In Allegory, you are a mythic author. Bid using lore chips to collect theme cards to craft their your tales (Nature, Energy, and Spirit). In the end, you score only the tale with the lowest total value. Enhance your score by including sets of themes throughout your trilogy. Earn bonus points for including your moral in each tale. The player with most points has scribed a classic tale and mastered the allegory!