Ares Games announced an agreement with Ukrainian games publisher IGames to publish the card game Behind the Throne in Summer 2016.

Designed by Oleksandr Nevskiy and Oleg Sidorenko (Mysterium, Pirates of the 7 Seas, My Happy Farm), Behind the Throne is a push-your-luck card game where secret organizations are fighting for the right to rule the kingdom. Players can use used to intrigues, blackmails and threats to increase their power, but this is based on how many servant, noble and dignitary cards they control. Players collect sets of these cards to get special abilities and victory points. The special abilities make it easier to collect certain cards. The winner is determined by final victory point totals.

The box includes 82 cards and 15 tokens. The game for 2 - 4 players, ages 8 and up. MSRP is estmated to be $19.90.

Areas also recently announced the new horror board game Last Friday for summer release (see “Slasher-Flick Inspired Survival Game 'Last Friday'”).