Alley Cat Games has a very interesting looking game of dice placement and resource management arriving in stores. In Tungaru, designed by Louis Malz and Stefan Malz, players will look to spread influence from their island homeland across the Gilbert islands in order to become the most dominant Polynesian tribe. The game is for two to five players, ages 14+, plays in around 45 to 90 minutes, and carries an MSRP of $45.99.
From Alley Cat:
Tungaru sets players as early Polynesians in this dice placement and resource conversion, euro game. Players will jump from island to island in an effort to recruit Nomads as new tribe members, colonize land, spread their culture and exchange goods.
In a time when early sea-faring Polynesians roamed the Pacific they came across the archipelago of Tungaru, today also known as Gilbert Islands. Rich in nutrients and resources they set about colonizing these lands and spreading their culture.
Players use dice as workers, Leader cards which are blind revealed which are then given to your neighbor and custom shaped meeples specific to their tribe. All in an effort to be the most successful tribe!