Renegade Game Studios is offering brick-and-mortar retailers another early release opportunity, this time for the upcoming Sentient.

Sentient is a board game by J. Alex Kevern (World’s Fair 1893) in which players are entrepreneurs in the growing artificial intelligence market (see “Artificial Intelligence Arrives in ‘Sentient’”).

Retailers who pre-order Sentient through their distributors will receive their copies of the game in time to release the game on September 6, a full two weeks before the game’s general release on September 20.

This won’t be the first time that Renegade has supported brick-and-mortar stores with an early release date.  Last year, the company made The Emperor’s Gifts, an expansion for its popular Lanterns game, available only to hobby stores through the Christmas season (see “Renegade Makes ‘Lanterns’ Expansion Hobby Exclusive for Holidays”).