July 21, 2021 – Something exciting is coming in November 2021. The new Roll and Write Trek 12 release announced by Pandasaurus Games. This is a fast-paced title that has players ascend the highest mountain peaks across the Himalayas! You can pre-order starting today!

The game is designed by Bruno Cathala and Corentin Lebrat. No offense to Corentin, but Bruno Cathala has quite the resume and is one of the top working designers. He is the designer on games like 7 Wonders Duel (2015), Five Tribes (2014), Cyclades (2009), Kingdomino (2016), Abyss (2014) and Shadows over Camelot (2005) to name a few.

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The game looks fun and top-notch with lots of opportunities and interactions, but it has a few things going for it that are unlike anything else. The coolest thing is that the game includes 6 envelopes that hold unlockable content. By completing specific challenges, you’ll open envelopes that will introduce secret content to future games!


Trek 12 Board game Components


Roll 2 dice, then all players simultaneously decide how to use the result on their player sheet, by either: taking the higher number, taking the lower number, or adding, subtracting, or multiplying both dice. Each option can only be used 4 times per game, causing some tricky situations in later rounds!

As you trek across the mountain, you will create “fixed lines” of consecutive numbers and “mapped zones” of matching values. The more numbers you have in these lines and zones, the more bonus points you will earn!

Once you are more familiar with gameplay, you can tackle the Expedition Mode, which introduces campaign elements. Finish 3 back-to-back ascents of different mountains and recruit other skilled climbers to help you reach new heights.

3 game modes:

1.Trek mode – Make a quick and easy single climb, ideal for when you have limited time and/or for beginners.

2. Expedition mode – Make 3 back-to-back ascents, collecting new gear and meeting rope companions to help you along the way.

3. Solo mode – Put your spikes on and face off against a seasoned alpinist opponent. Perfect for if you’re home alone, on a plane, or on the train!

Game info:

  • 1-50 players
  • 15-30 min
  • Ages 8+
  • $30 MSRP
  • Designers: Bruno Cathala & Corentin Lebrat
  • Mechanics: Dice rolling, Number chaining, Unlockable content
  • Release date: November / Pre-orders open: July 21


Images via Pandasuarus Games

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