RYCE: Empire of Sand – Pre-Order for Essen 2014!

ryce_essen2014_1Pre-order for pickup at the SPIEL Essen, Germany (16.-19. octobre 2014) of the english first limited edition of RYCE: Empire of Sand opens from 30th august (UTC 12:00) till 26th septembre 2014 (latest) on this website.

Don’t know the game?
The story of RYCE: Empire of Sand takes place on Mars. Players take the role of a space travelling nation from Earth that lands on Mars. It’s for 3-6 players, and it is best played with 4-5 players.

CIMG5222RYCE: Empire of Sand is an area control and resource-management strategy game with a thematic background on a variable game board with interactive mechanisms, low downtime, low luck elements and a variable and calculable game-time (90-180 min).  Conflicts in the game are solved by majorities instead of fights and war.
Find the complete english rules here!

Actually the game is rated with 7,5 on Boardgamegeek.com. The german first edition is already sold out.


ryce_essen2014_2There will be 2 editions (only for people outside of germany):

Fan Edition (Essen 2014 Special)
All components of the game in a wooden box and separately the vinyl gameboard in a roll. The Special is, that this edition will have 2 handmade figures (by Hobold’s Grotte). Pre-Order price is 90 EUR.

Collector’s Edition
All components of the game in a wooden box and separately the vinyl gameboard in a roll. 31 handmade figures (by Hobold’s Grotte). Pre-Order price is 135 EUR.

Release Date for the english first edition is: 15th octobre 2014. On 20th octobre you can order the remaining copies (if there are any) for international delivery.


ryce_essen2014_3What you can expect!
This is the very first edition – we made it, because people ask us to, that don’t want to wait 1 or 2 years. The game has over 500 components (172 acryl crystals, 150 wooden components, 102 cards, 47 labels, 37 hexfields, an 594 x  841mm vinyl gameboard…). It’s a limited edition of only 50 copies. Every copy is a big amount of work. The work done by hand, the developing time, testing time are not included in the calculation of price.

For all people that miss the pre-order or looking for a smaller price, don’t worry end of 2014 / begin of 2015 a crowdfunding project with a large edition and therefore with smaller prices is coming and we need your support for it! So if you don’t want to miss the special “early bird” conditions  join our newsletter, or follow us on facebook!

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