October 24, 2020 – As part of a 2021 lineup showcase by publisher Grail Games, one point of interest was the Yellow & Yangtze expansion announcement with Deluxe board game and standalone card game to go with it. The expansion is entitled “Royal Palace” and will be sold separately or with a brand new remastered deluxe edition that will also include a standalone Card Game. The goal is to launch the whole package as a Kickstarter campaign in early 2021.
Yellow & Yangtze is the game that Grail Games is well known for because it was a reimplementation of one of the classic strategy titles of all time, Tigris & Euphrates, and people are happy with it.
YELLOW & YANGTZE EXPANSION
The “Royal Palace” expansion includes three modules that can be added to the base game separately or together:
- An all new board with a new feel
- The rogue bandits which add non-player controlled fighters that must be overcome
- The royal palace – a new, larger building that gives its controlling player a special benefit
YELLOW & YANGTZE CARD GAME
The Yellow & Yangtzee card game is something completely different. What they are doing is taking the Great Wall of China from 2006 and they are going to swap in Y & Y artwork.
See The Other Titles Mentioned During This Announcement:
- Hibachi / Hibachi: Hot & Spicy (by Marco Teubner)
- Whale Riders (by Reiner Knizia)
- Medici: Reformation (Reiner Knizia)
- Silicon Valley (Scott Almes)
- Botanic Gardens (Matthew Dunstan & Brett J Gilbert)
- Fjords (Franz-Benno Delonge)
- ChuHan (Tom Lehmann)
- Elevenses: The Guilty Party (David Harding)
About The Original Yellow & Yangtze (2018):
The period of the Warring States (475-221 BC) describes a time of endless wars between seven rival states Qin, Chu, Qi, Yan, Han, Wei, and Zhao. These states were finally unified in 221 BC under the Qin dynasty to lay the origin of today’s China, with its two main rivers: the Yellow and the Yangtze.
Yellow & Yangtze, the sister game to the highly acclaimed board game Tigris & Euphrates, invites you to replay this eventful period and to lead your dynasty to victory.
In Yellow & Yangtze, players build civilizations through tile placement. Players are given five different leaders: a Governor, Soldier, Farmer, Trader, and Artisan. The leaders are used to collect victory points in these same categories. However, your score at the end of the game is the number of points in your weakest category. Conflicts arise when civilizations connect on the board. To succeed, players’ civilizations must survive these conflicts, calm peasant revolts, and grow secure enough to build prestigious pagodas.
Title discussed in announcement video [01:13 – 05:24]: