Space Cowboys' Archeos Society.
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Every time I hear a group of people coming together to pull something big, we cannot shake one of the catchphrases in Rick & Morty, the TV series. Well, one of the catchphrases in one episode was when Rick and Morty were putting together a heist crew.

“Rick Sanchez, you son of a…” gun. This is the vibe we get from Space Cowboy’s newly-teased game about archaeological exploration, all too reminiscent of an Indiana Jones adventure with a few twists. “Archeos Society” by designer Paolo Mori, the mastermind behind Ethnos, Pandemic: Fall of Rome, Blitzkrieg! World War Two in 20 Minutes, and frankly many other excellent titles, is going to put you in a race for the best artefacts that you can uncover.

Now, 2-6 players need to put together a team of experienced archaeologists who will race for some of the world’s legendary sites. Each player will be in control of recruiting individual specialists that they wish to add to their expedition. 

Put the Best and Smartest Archeological Expedition 

Players will further have the option to set the size of the expedition and control whether they want to move with a small team of experts or organize a bigger trip and take more people along. Of course, time is of the essence, and explorers will want to move out as quickly as they can.

But rush and you might end up unable to push through some important tasks as it will take you more time to discover what you need once you reach the site. There are more strategic choices to be made, as you will have to continue adjusting your game and pick a leader who seems fit for each individual task that you want to complete. 

Oh, and you will have cards to choose from and make your expedition strong, but once you launch an expedition, any leftover cards will be revealed to your opponents and may be just what they need to complete their tasks, too! Make sure to keep in mind what your opponent is up to.

The game is published by Space Cowboys, the company behind T.I.M.E. Stories, Jaipur and Splendor, which are some of the best 2-player board games of all times, Skull, and so many others! 

Stoyan Todorov

Stoyan entered the hobby over seven years ago and his collection has been growing at a pace his spouse has described as “concerning.” Willing to push the boundaries of the connubial bliss to its extremes, Stoyan is here to bring you the latest updates and developments from the world of board games.


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