The newest Santorini game designed by Gordon Hamilton comes with a fantastic theme that brings it into the 21st century.
The games newest theme brings players into the city of New York.
In Santorini, New York players will trade in pleasing the gods of Greece for work boots as they become builders constructing a grand city at the start of the 20th century.
During the game, you will move your workers around Manhattan, raising buildings and skyscrapers. To prove your skill, climb atop the tallest building and look down over the city you have built.
Only clever tactical moves and cards will bring you victory just like the games predecessor.
About the Game
In this 2-5 player abstract strategy game, you’ll control 2 workers while all building New York City.
Each turn consists of a move and a build, but special Role Cards impact how you play your turn. Each player will have 5 Role Cards, choosing one to play at the beginning of each turn. Once used, it is discarded, which continues until each player only has 1 Role Card left. 4 more are dealt with each player to provide more options.
The first player to move to the third level wins the game, however, they must have the Statue of Liberty when they do in order to win.
Each Role Card has a number printed on it, showing it’s initiative order. Role cards are simultaneously revealed each round, and the player with the lowest number goes first.
The player with the highest number takes the Statue of Liberty and is the only player who can win on that turn, creating an intense and dynamic ‘all vs 1’ environment every turn.
This Statue of Liberty Dynamic is the biggest and most interesting change in the new game.
The game comes with 14 Role Card sets, but only 4 are used each game, providing a large amount of replayability. The game also comes with 6 custom sculpts of the world-record breaking skyscrapers at the turn of the century.
The Game also Now Supports 5 Players One More then the previous game
This is a great re-theme of the orignal board game and with the new statue of liberty dynamic we look forward to trying it out.
The release date for Santorini New York is currently set for sometime later this year and will be published by Roxley and Spin Master Games.