In Wayfarers of the South Tigris, players take on the roles of explorers, cartographers, and astronomers looking to map an area in the Abbasid Caliphate circa 820 AD. This dice placement game has players managing their caravan of workers and gear to help grow their personal map tableau by adding cards. As their tableaus begin to grow, players gain new turn actions as well as abilities.
The game is played out on a journal board, and the game ends when one of the expeditions makes it to the final column of the journal. Once a player reaches that final column, all players get one more turn before scoring occurs. Each player's scores are primarily based on the cards and combinations of icons on those cards that they have collected in their tableau as well as influence gained via journal board elements. The player with the highest score impresses the Caliph and wins.
This game is for one to four players, ages 12 and up, and plays in 60 to 90 minutes. It will retail for $60.
Renegade Games Studios will also release The Search for Lost Species, a new deduction game (see "'The Search for Lost Species'").