KITARA: Reunite the Empire!
In Africa, the wind from the desert sometimes finds travelers lost in the lands of the African Great Lakes. That wind whispers in their ears, speaking of its memories, memories of the Empire of Light, memories of the legends of Kitara.
A thousand years ago, the Kitara Empire was founded by the Mystic Kings of the Bachwezi Dynasty. The Bachwezi Dynasty’s reign shone upon the region for many years, allowing for spectacular development and regional importance. Their expertise in iron work, their fertile land, architecture, and herding led to the unprecedented rise of the Empire.
After three generations the Empire collapsed, fragmented between its heirs, who each established an independent kingdom. The great palaces of Kitara fell into ruins, and war spread throughout its borders. Each of the heirs took up arms, in an effort to expand and reunite the great Kitara Empire!
Kitara is a game of conquest, based on army movement and the control of territories. Powered by an innovative and ingenious hand management system, Kitara is as accessible as it is deep.
Each turn you will add cards to your kingdom. Each card allows you to perform multiple actions; the ability to draw more cards, recruit soldiers, heroes and centaurs, and move to invade neighboring territory.
As you accumulate cards you become more powerful, and with that power comes the accumulation of prosperity points. Each card you possess represents a part of the Kingdom which must be nourished. If you can’t support them all, which part of the Kingdom will you sacrifice? Can you develop the skills it takes to move your armies, and conquer the land you’ll need to feed them all?
Can you be patient and fearless? Can you be cunning when you must, but reckless when it suits you?
Conquer, manage your resources, search the ruins and recruit legendary soldiers in this intense and rhythmic strategy game!
Kitara is a game of conquest by Eric B. Vogel, illustrated by Miguel Coimbra.
Kitara will be released on October 22nd 2020 (Online release November 5th)