The Reckoners: Steelslayer Expands on the Hit Board Game

The Reckoners: Steelslayer brings four new modules to the hit board game based on Brandon Sanderson's young adult fantasy series.

By Ricky Frech

September 11, 2020

When it released in 2018, The Reckoners quickly shot up the board game charts. The cooperative game is based on Brandon Sanderson’s hit young adult fantasy novels and uses a dice-based system to great effect. Now, the game is getting a brand new expansion called Steelslayer. More accurately, it’s a collection of four modules that can be swapped in and out of the base game.

The modules in The Reckoners: Steelslayer cover four separate areas. Each adds a new component to the base game. So, you can choose to add in the new Reckoners, equipment, Epics, or boss Epics at your leisure. It’s an interesting take on how to build out an expansion. Letting you mix-and-match at your leisure allows players to build The Reckoners game they want to play.

On top of the modules, anyone who really loves the original game can upgrade to a deluxe edition that includes some stunning metal components. I’m not usually that interested in upgraded components, but going from cardboard to metal is a major positive.

Unfortunately, the Kickstarter campaign does have one of the things I hate to see out of board gaming companies. Steelslayer will not be released to distribution or retail. So, if you don’t get it from this campaign, your only hope is that Nauvoo sells it through their site. That said, it’s probably not a big deal, I just prefer to see games come to full retail where possible.

The Reckoners: Steelslayer is available now on Kickstarter. The campaign has 20 days to go at the time of this writing. So, if it sounds up your alley, hop on over.

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