Etherfields is a new major miniature Board Game by Awaken Realms. We call this totally different BG experience a Dream Crawler – you will dive into surreal and artistically crafted world and follow one of a kind co-op / solo campaign adventure for 1-4 players. Everything you do will change the strange rhythm of the Etherfields dream world, where even the wildest fantasy is possible.
Gameplay created by the Board Game veteran Michał Oracz (author of This War of Mine: TBG, Neuroshima Hex or The Edge: Dawnfall and many others), will test not only your logical skills but also your intuition, deduction, and emotional intelligence. Develop your character from scratch using advanced deck-building, travel through the dream-world map and delve deeper into chosen locations.
“I’m really blown away by my experience with this game so far (…) It’s an amazing well of creativity!”
“This one is real puzzler, it’s so vastly different that anything I have played (…) Really excited about this one!”
- Ant Lab Games
"Etherfields is as a surreal and meaningful journey into a dream world that begs to be discovered."
- Man vs Meeple
“Etherfields is an immersive experience. The constant state of discovery and the unknown keeps you glued to the table. The game mechanisms are well integrated and just pull you deeper and deeper into this dream world. A dream world I don’t want to leave!”
- Rolling solo
"Etherfields is a magical combination of mechanics, card driven story, and an experience that just draws you in and does not want to let go. "
- theMCGuiRE review
"Creative use of components and fantastic art really delivers on the idea of adventures in the dream world; creating an immersive and evocative experience."
- Ready Steady Play
„All in all, Etherfields is really, really unique and very, very cool game. Its got intense narrative to it, it got amazing components and amazing artwork!”
“From the beginning I liked this a little weird, mysterious, a bit twisted, abstract atmosphere that this game offers.”
– ON TABLE
Amazing gameplay will be accompanied by one of the most striking miniatures and art we have ever made. Our experienced team put their entire artistic skill and hearts into this project, making sure the designs are extremely unique and successfully evoke the fleeting world of dreams.
Etherfields will be packed with fresh and unique art. Your every skill, action, and even the smallest event will be illustrated with an outstanding craftsmanship.
Your body has been taken. That's the only thing you know for sure. Your memory has faded away, as you drifted to this strange world of dark dreams. You are an empty vessel now. Looking around, you find masks lying around. Which one will you choose? What story will you follow?
Something is coming, and you can feel it – one dream, consuming all others, leaving a faint smell of poppy seeds. What does the Funeral Witch want of you?
Your Heroes will be defined by their memory chests. These skills have some of the most surprising rules you ever witnessed in a Board Game – from literally escaping current reality to your “dream room” for a few turns, up to time modifying time or rewriting the reality. In dreams, no rules are unbreakable!
Throughout the game, you will very often modify your chest with amazing new cards, but also with curses or filters.
Every interaction you will have in this strange world leaves a mark – and may lead to surprising results, as normal rules do not apply in Etherfields. You've managed to finally extinguish the ever-burning Lighthouse in Tideless Port? This may help you find that key you have been looking for, but now Umbrageous will hunt you down through other dreams.
During the game, fighting will never be your only option. Quite often it might actually be the worst option, as in dreams everyone you kill may come back, angrier and weirder. Instead, all characters may interact on two other levels – through cheating or utilizing their perception.
Etherfields will test you in many different ways: secret rules that you can discover or deduce by looking closely on the map; drafting cards based on art or name only; guessing the intentions of entities you meet by considering what they do.
Big, mind-melting concepts are the fuel of Etherfields, and we can't wait for you to discover them!
Risks and challenges
We have currently successfully founded eight Kickstarter projects. We have successfully delivered so far:
The Edge miniature universe, Awakening project, This War of Mine the boardgame, Lords of Hellas, The Edge Dawnfall, 1st wave of Nemesis and are currently at the finish line on production of Nemesis 2nd wave and Tainted Grail 1st wave.
We are confident about the delivery of the game and see no risk in that area - we have accumulated vast experience working on other titles and projects. The only risk factor, which can always happen, is a delay in delivery due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please note that this is not a pre-order and the final product might slightly change in the process or get delayed. We are fully devoted to creating an amazing experience and you can trust us that every choice we make will only be aimed at improving the standard of the final product.
Game and all components will be produced in China and will be up to the highest quality standards that we hold for our previous games.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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