Cartographers Heroes is the Latest Roll Player Spin-off Board Game

Cartographers Heroes is the follow-up to one of the best roll-and-write board games on the market and it's already blowing up Kickstarter.

Fans of the Roll Player series of board games got some great news from Thunderworks games. The latest spin-off Cartographers Heroes is available to back now on Kickstarter. As you might expect from such a popular product, it’s already blown past its funding goal. After all, this is a sequel to one of the best roll-and-writes in the hobby. Check it out.

Cartographers Heroes adds a few new variables to the original version’s gameplay. You can now change up the goals from game to game with the new scoring cards, which should improve replayability. Plus, the monster cards now have their own set of special abilities, making them a bit tougher to deal with. And, of course, there are new hero cards and map sheets to add even more variety.

On top of all that, the Kickstarter comes with three new map packs and a mini-expansion. The map packs add even more variety and each comes with their own ruleset. So, even if you’ve already played a ton of Cartographers, this should have tons for you to do. The new mini-expansion gives players more skills to work with. It’s probably something you want to incorporate after you have a few games under your belt. That said, it should make for a fuller experience once your game group is ready to take it on.

Cartographers Heroes is on Kickstarter for 15 more days at the time of this writing. The project won’t start shipping until next summer, so you’ll have to wait a bit. However, if it’s as polished as the original game, it’ll be well worth the wait.

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Ricky Frech

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