Asmodee and Moonster Games Asia will release Ryu at Gen Con. In the story of the game, the ancient “dragon of legend,” Ryu, is about to awaken. To please this dragon, the players must race to construct their own statue in his honor.
The game components, which include player screens, land tiles, and dragon tiles, are all exquisitely illustrated by Bertrand Benoit and Romain Gaschet. The game is for 2 - 5 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in about 45 minutes. MSRP is $49.99.
Seven Wonders: Duel is a two-player variant of Antonie Bauza’s popular card drafting/set collection game. Release is planned for October.
Further down the line is the new Martin Wallace (Steam, Brass, A few Acres of Snow) zombie game, Route 666, which is planned for February 2016. More involved than the average zombie-killing survival game, players manage a team of five survivors, armed with food bags, weapons, bullets and corner cards. The teams enter increasingly dangerous areas, and must use resource and risk management to survive as they battle cannibals, minefields, and radioactive waste along with the undead.
Ryu continues Asmodee’s aggressive summer release schedule (see “‘Barony’ By Designer of ‘Splendor’”).