March 4, 2022 – Publisher Gale Force Nine announced new Dune board game from the creators of Cosmic Encounter. You heard right, another Dune board game. What this has going for it is that it is completely original, it is from the publisher that released the original Dune game way back when and it is from an all star strategic pack of game designers.
The new stand-alone game is expected to be available in retail in June of 2022.
The designers for the titles are listed as Bill Eberle, Jack Kittredge, Peter Olotka, Greg Olotka and Jack Reda. Not only did these guys design the 2008 bluffing, negotiation, sci-fi, space exploration board game Cosmic Encounter, but they are also the designers of the ORIGINAL Dune game that came out 30 years ago in 1979, its 2019 reprint and other recent Dune title Dune: A Game of Conquest & Diplomacy.
Arrakis : Dawn of the Fremen is the brutal, cutthroat game about tribal control of Arrakis, long before the events of the novel Dune.
Each player controls a tribe of Fremen warriors, struggling to gather the scarce resources of Arrakis, developing the weapons and sietches they’ll need to survive, and harnessing the power of sandworms for battle. Will your tribe prevail, or will you vanish into the desert?
Arrakis: Dawn of the Fremen is set more than a hundred generations before the Atreides came to Arrakis. The game focuses on the hard choices Fremen leaders made when bargaining, cooperating and competing in the harsh Arrakis environment to gain and protect scarce resources and to create the communal cave dwellings they called sietches.