'Franchise,' 'Skylands,' 'Bastille'
Posted by ICv2 on August 9, 2018 @ 6:14 am CT
Franchise is an update and reskinning of the 1998 Rio Grande Games and Goldsieber Spiele game Medieval Merchant. In the new game, players are the heads of fast food chains in the 1960s, competing to create a national fast food empire. They must build their networks while controlling the most valuable markets by opening the most restaurants in each city. But, the more restaurants a player opens in the same market, the lower their profitability becomes.
The game was created by Chistwart Conrad (who also designed the original Medieval Merchant). It is intended for 3 to 5 players, ages 14 and up, and takes about an hour and a half to play.
Skylands supports 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about 45 minutes.
Bastille was designed by Christoph Bahre (23, 3 sind eine zu viel!) and is intended for 2 to 4 players, ages 12 and up. Playing time is about one hour.
Click on the Gallery below to see pictures of Franchise and Skylands in play.
The MSRP and component lists for the new games have not yet been announced.
Queen Games plans to run a single Kickstarter campaign later this month to raise funding for all three games. Campaign backer fulfillment is scheduled for the same week as Essen, allowing fans to acquire their copies at the same time as show attendees.
Also coming this August from Queen is Kobold and Luxor: Forgotten Treasures (see “Egyptian Treasures and Thieving Kobolds Coming From Queen Games”).