Nobody was 100% sure what was going to happen when a nuclear bomb went off. That's what the tests were for. However, one was much bigger than expected and it cracked the Earth all the way to the mantle. The subsequent flooding caused humanity to find refuge out to sea on a massive Flotilla. And that's just where you find yourself in the new board game, announced by WizKids. Scavenge, Survive, Trade, Explore, and become the most powerful person in this new landscape.
From the announcement:
WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Flotilla, a unique post-apocalyptic board game of exploration and economics!
In 1954, with an explosion over a hundred thousand times more powerful than even the wildest estimates, the Castle Bravo nuclear test obliterated the Bikini Atoll, and ruptured the Earth down to its mantle. As water levels rose in the aftermath, the remnants of humanity fled their homes and took to the sea. World leadership came together to build a massive Flotilla, mankind’s last bastion of civilization.
In this 3-5 player game, players will explore, salvage, trade, and build their way to the most victory points, and a place as the most powerful commander in this new society. It features two distinct and interwoven modes of gameplay, using a unique system where nearly every major component is double-sided. Players begin the game “Sinkside,” exploring the ocean with the skiffs, rescuing survivors, and diving for resources to sell or stockpile. At any point in the game, you may choose to turn “Skyside,” selling your skiffs, and using resources to improve and build the Flotilla itself.
The components in Flotilla are unique, immersive, and interconnected. Your skiffs will be able to actually carry up to four resource barrels, and come in a unique shape for each player color. Artifact tokens slot in to matching spaces in a double-layered hub board, and art on the ocean tiles lines up to create a unique layout for your growing Flotilla each time you play. Your Crew cards also tell a story, with each crew member’s illustration changing as you flip them from their “Sinkside” jobs to their new “Skyside” roles.
The player with the most Victory Points is the winner, and it’s possible to win no matter when you go “Skyside,” if at all. In Flotilla, you’ll find significant strategic depth and variety, while giving players the freedom to tell their own story. Flotilla is coming soon, so preorder it at your Friendly Local Game Store today!