February 2, 2022 – Stonemaier creating new Libertalia board game. The publisher announced via their newsletter that they have cut a deal with the original creator for them to make a brand new edition of the ten-year-old game. This is not just a reprint or second edition, they looked at every aspect of the game and did a complete revamp. Pre-orders for the game start March 3, 2022. Jamey Stegmaier had the below to say:
I’m so excited to officially announce Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest by Paolo Mori!
In the world of Galecrest, sky pirates set sail on the winds in search of adventure, treasure, and glory. As an admiral, you command a vast and varied crew … but so do your rivals sailing other ships in the pirate fleet. Each day the fleet lands on a different island where you’ll send a crew member to collect your share of the loot, hoping they’ll return to boost your growing group of characters.
Libertalia was originally released in 2012. Ten years later, we’re celebrating the foundations of the original design with a heavily revised and expanded edition that includes all completely new art by Lamaro Smith, 40 characters per player, a reputation system to resolve tiebreakers, premium loot tokens, a robust solo mode, and much more.
The original game, Libertalia, had elements of action queue, hand management, set collection, simultaneous action selection, variable phase order, and this new title appears to keep all of that alive. This is for 1 – 6 players ages 14 or older with games running approximately 45 – 60 minutes.
After making the announcement via their newsletter, Jamey did an hour long live stream to answer some user questions and go over all things Stonemaier. Check out it –
Stonemaier’s mission is to release only the absolute best. They stay light and nimble and they only release a few titles every year to make sure they are making sure everything is at the peak of quality, so you know this is going to be a great title that fits right into their wheelhouse.
Paolo Mori is a highly respected designer creating other titles such as Ethnos (2017), Pandemic: Fall of Rome (2018), Blitzkrieg!: World War Two in 20 Minutes (2019), Vasco da Gama (2009), Dogs of War (2014), Rise of Augustus (2013) and many more.
I would have liked a straight reprint, but Paolo Mori never misses, so I’m optimistic.