Feature Story                                                                Thursday, March 9, 2017


Heart and Soul is No Game

Control of the universe can all be yours with Zebulon  

Brandon Monahan, Abbotsford/Submitted photos


Jacob Hardin (above) and Brandon Monahan (below) say they've spent countless hours producing a brand new board game called Zebulon. Monahan also says the project has led to "caffeine comas over last 1½ years." The game is listed on Kickstarter.

randon Monahan & Jacob Hardin present the opportunity to crowdfund an exciting development in the space-themed strategic gaming space: Zebulon: Galactic Control. Strategic bidding, reward cards and a modular board that makes every new game a unique experience will appeal to board game veterans and newcomers alike.

Zebulon: Galactic Control has been play-tested rigorously and has elegant controls that take minutes to learn but a lifetime to master.

Zebulon: Galactic Control launches on Kickstarter with 40 unique planets spread across twenty modular tiles. The modular tiles can be combined in over 100’s of different configurations so every game is a new experience.

The Kickstarter campaign features a first-run copy of Zebulon: Galactic Control for $40. Pledgers also have the opportunity to back at pledge levels for embroidered faction patches or a digital poster at the smaller levels.

About the Game

Zebulon is ruled over by the Vraniks. Four warring factions fight over the outskirts, completing missions and scrounging together resources. As the captain of your own ship, you will do whatever it takes to gain acceptance into Vranik society, including cunning piloting, clever bidding, and more than a few dirty tricks.

In Zebulon: Galactic Control you are the captain of your own spaceship traveling through space completing missions that you bid on and receive at the Dyson Sphere at the center of the galaxy. After successfully outbidding your opponents you will travel to the destination listed on your mission brief.

Along the way you will lay traps to hinder your enemy’s progress and potentially thwart their mission. If you cross paths with an enemy a battle occurs and you may get to force that enemy to flee a space or two.

Once you reach your mission, roll to complete it. If you are successful receive a reward card and bonuses – CREDIT (money), FUEL (instant movement), TRAPS (for future use), MISSIONS (remove missions from bidding). Use your reward to help you, or use it to attack an enemy, but be careful because sometimes the galactic police might be notified and arrive at your sector of the galaxy.

Will you out-maneuver, out-trap, outbid, and outsmart your opponents en route to victory or taste the bitter pill of defeat?

Become a backer on Kickstarter to find out!

Zebulon: Galactic Control – Launch date March 6th 2017. Last day of the campaign is April 5th 2017.

Arriving to your galaxy and into your hands November 2017.

Number of players: 2-4 (5th player stretch goal)

Time Required: 60-90 minute

Recommended ages: 12+

•  Kickstarter Preview

•  Kickstarter YouTube video

•  Full Playthrough YouTube video

•  Boardgamegeek.com  

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•  Apocto Games website

For more information contact Brandon via e-mail here and Jacob at Apocto here or here.


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