In Time Barons, players are the shadowy masters who rule society from behind the scenes, competing to unify the human race - under their own control, of course. The game system is designed to be open, with players choosing from a wide variety of actions during their turn. Actions can be used to draw and play cards, gain or use followers, or even advance society into more advanced historic time periods to gain a technological advantage. The heart of the game are the Site cards, which when supplied with sufficient followers grant the player more and more powerful actions and special abilities.
The game was created by a pair of new designers, Jon Perry and Derek Yu, who created Quibble Games to self-publish the game in 2014. WizKids has since picked up the title, giving it revamped graphics and components.
Time Barons was created primarily as a head-to-head game for two players, but it can be modified for 2-on-1 or 2-on-2 team games or free-for-all games with up to four players. The game comes with 115 cards, 55 follower disks, 30 damage cubes, plus tokens. MSRP is $24.99.
WizKids will also release a hoard of licensed D&D games this autumn (see “WizKids Reveals Fall ‘D&D’ Product Details”).