Greenbrier Games will release its new card-drafting game Overseers, on April 19.

Overseers imagines a contest between spiritual “Overseers” sent by Our Goddess to guide the development of virtues and vices among humans.  But the Overseers have their own ideas about the right balance—or lack thereof—to promote.

Created by Guan Chih Huang (Office 21), Overseers is at heart a bluffing game where players try to hide their goals from the other players while they draft cards representing various virtues and vices and use their unique Overseer abilities.  Players earn points by drafting various card combinations, and at the end of each round, they vote on which player they think will earn the most points that round, who can be forced to lose cards.  After three rounds, the player with the most points wins.

Overseers includes 11 tarot-sized character cards, 43 other cards, 6 wooden voting tokens, and 80 cardboard coins.  The game can be played by 3 to 6 players, ages 14 and up, and takes about half an hour.  MSRP is $24.95.

In March, Greenbrier will release the cooperative storytelling game Of Dreams & Shadows (see “Greenbrier Brings ‘Of Dreams & Shadows’ From Essen”).