March 9, 2021 – Publisher PSC games announced this morning that the Prison Architect video game is becoming a board game. Fans of the tycoon, management style simulation game should be excited to see the concept adapted into a tile-laying and auction tabletop experience. You will need to fight over space and use your resources wisely to build the best prison.

Aptly titled Prison Architect: Cardboard County Penitentiary, the game will launch a Kickstarter in May of 2020.

The video game, which is available on mobile, PC and consoles was originally released in 2015 and has sold a bunch of copies. Price varies depending on your platform, but the experience is always the same. Prisoners are coming in and you need to lay down all the various facilities, staffed with all the various people, to accommodate them.

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The Full Announcement From PSC Games:

PSC Games has partnered with Paradox Interactive to bring you the ultimate prison building experience in cardboard form, Prison Architect: Cardboard County Penitentiary. The Prison Architect themed board game is designed by Noralie Lubbers and Dávid Turczi, designer of Anachrony and Kitchen Rush. PSC Games is an indie board game publisher based in the UK, that has created strategic and thematic board games such as the highly acclaimed Blitzkrieg! and Rome & Roll.

The popular simulation game, Prison Architect, is a private prison construction and management video game from Paradox Interactive that allows you to act as the warden and creator of a maximum security prison. As you plan the entire prison layout, you must also manage staff and ensure high prison morale. With a massive following, the BAFTA award winning Prison Architect has been downloaded by more than 4 million players across PC, console, and mobile since release across all platforms.

Prison Architect: Cardboard County Penitentiary allows you to allocate resources to optimize your compound to ensure the security, wellness, and happiness of the inmates all while gathered around your game table moving tiles and meeples around your personal penitentiary player board.

Prison Architect Board Game Box

Key Features of Prison Architect: Cardboard County Penitentiary include…

• Easy Setup and Get Started features to get you playing faster
• Allocate your funds carefully while competing with fellow wardens for limited resources
• Build new rooms to unlock placement bonuses and meet your goals
• Fulfil prisoner needs in order to ensure their safety, health, and potential parole
• Manage security needs to prevent escape

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