Portal Games has announced a new card game, Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North, for release this August.

Empires of the North lets players lead one of six clans from one of three different factions. Over each round, plays will explore new lands, construct buildings, trade resources and sail to new lands to gain more goods.  Every move the player makes moves their clan closer to becoming the greatest empire.

Empires of the North contains 6 ready-to-play decks featuring Vikings, Scots and Inuit clans; 100+ custom wooden pieces; and 4 different scenarios for solo players.

Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North is for 1 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 90 minutes.  The game has a MSRP of $59.99 and preorders will ship in July while the game will prerelease at Gen Con in early August before its retail release in the second half of August.

Portal Games released a roll and write version of Imperial Settlers this month (see "‘Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write’").

Click Gallery below to view the Empires of the North components!