Mitropia: The Mythical Game of Surrounding
The Ancient Greek word mitroo means to surround, to girdle. Mitropia is a game of surrounding your enemies and defending your territory.
Inspired by the game of Go, it is a multiplayer game with a variable setup and card-driven movement.
You can get a copy of the Base Edition with all unlocked stretch goals for only $35.
The Premium Edition includes an extra player aid, a cloth token bag for each faction, and three corner holders for the board. It is available for $45.
And then there's the Founders Edition, which includes everything in the Premium Edition plus three extra board corner pieces, an art card signed by the designers, and your name will be printed in the game credits. It is available for $55.
A few people will be able to snag the Benefactors Edition, which includes two copies of the Founders Edition, plus a live online gaming session with the game creators, plus a professionally painted 65mm version of the Zhou leader miniature.
Check out the campaign before it ends on Sunday, May 17, 2020.
Mitropia is an area control game for 2 to 5 players. Each player commands a tribe that ascends to the fields of the Gods. You are competing to surround your opponents and capture as much of the terrain as possible.
Each tribe has unique abilities to help you succeed.
The board is made up of hex tiles which are placed randomly at the beginning of the game. The tiles show one of several different types of terrain.
Special terrain tiles affect movement or scoring. For example, warriors may not land on a mountain. Strategic locations are worth more points at the end of the game. Wormholes allow you to jump to another wormhole to complete your move.
Tribes call upon movement cards and special action cards for their maneuvers. Special action cards may let you place three warriors instead of one, or deflect another player's move. Movement cards show which hexes can be chosen this turn.
The goal is to surround the warriors of another player and remove them from the board. Points are scored for removed warriors as well as hexes that you occupy or have surrounded at the end of the game.
More about Mitropia
Timewarp Labs has released a print and play edition and a Tabletop Simulator version so that you can try it out. You can also download the rules and watch some great videos, so be sure to check out the campaign before it ends on Sunday, May 17, 2020.