February 3, 2022 – Publisher Gale Force Nine has announced their new prehistoric worker placement Board Game Tusk! This publisher is known for creating great strategic titles with licensed properties (they just announced a Doctor Who board game for example) so it is interesting to see them launch something completely original.
Tusk! is a dice rolling, hexagon grid, map addition, victory points as a resource, worker placement, prehistoric, civilization game that is expected to come out in 2022 sometime. It is for 2 – 4 players, recommended age 10+, with games running approximately 30 – 60 minutes. Check out the description of the game below:
You will need strength and food to survive and lots of it. The mammoth offers your tribes food beyond your wildest dreams, but they are powerful beasts. You and your fellow players will need to team up to hunt successfully…
But there can only be one master of the hunt and, to ensure that’s you and your tribe, you’ll need to manipulate alliances, horde supplies, and make use of the land’s many resources to become the most powerful tribe!
Your tribe will discover new lands and experience the seasons, with new challenges and opportunities, until the Ice Age arrives! Gradually covering the world with ice and snow until finally it covers the entire play area.
The game ends once the world has frozen over and it’s time to see which tribe is best prepared to survive the Ice Age. If you’ve managed to stockpile more food than anyone else you win and go on to enjoy a chilly but pleasant Ice Age!
Gale Force Nine (GF9) is a game company focused on making thematic, engaging games and premium gaming accessories. Their highest-profile board game is Dune (2019) but then there is also Tyrants of the Underdark (2016), Firefly: The Game (2013), Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery (2012), Star Trek: Ascendancy (2016), Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem (2014), Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps (2020), Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks (2017) and more.