So news coming from Gale Force Nine today that we’ll be seeing a new Dune game this September that is definitely “NOT a reskin of the classic Dune game, re-published in 2019.” It’s possible I live under a rock because I was completely unaware that GF9 was working on a second Dune game. This will make 3 games in the last 2 1/2 years based on the very popular Frank Herbert IP. Below is the press release:
The brand new 2-player mode really opens up new gaming opportunities, all making the game more accessible for even the most casual gaming nights where not quite such a time / player number commitment is required. For this reason, Dune, A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy doesn’t replace the original classic Dune, but sits next to it in the cabinet / on the shelf.
In Dune, A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy you will take control of one of the four great factions–House Atreides, House Harkonnen, the Fremen, and the Imperium, all vying to control the most valuable resource in the universe: melange, the mysterious spice only found at great cost on the planet Dune.
Ship your forces to Dune, harvest spice, seize control of strongholds, and destroy your enemies.
Designed by the same team that brought you the original classic game, Peter Olotka, Jack Kitteredge, Bill Eberle, Greg Olotka & Jack Reda
“This Dune game packs in everything that gamers have always loved about the classic game, and it’s filled with some great new surprises too. “
So stay tuned for this latest in what is becoming a long line of Dune board games.
In very related news for Dune fans, Warner Bros. announced today also that the much delayed Denis Villeneuve Dune film is getting yet another release date push back, this time, just 3 weeks, to October 22nd. Hopefully this one will finally hold. More to come I’m sure…
As always, leave a comment with your thoughts. Until next time, LLAP!
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