Flying Frog Productions and game designer Jason Hill are back at it as they have announced the release of their fourth game. Conquest of Planet Earth is set to release in December from what I have gathered and will follow similar production design and values from other Flying Frog games such as Last Night on Earth, the Zombie Game, and it’s most recent release, Invasion from Outer Space.
This new Flying Frog game release was demo and was play tested at this year’s Gen Con 2010 and was met with great interest. Conquest of Planet Earth is set to provide cooperative and team play, as well as player versus player versions. In Conquest, you take on the role of the Human Resistance of the besieged planet Earth, or one of ten Alien Species competing for dominance during the invasion. Each of the ten Alien Species will feature there own special attributes and strengths / weaknesses. Conquest was designed for one to four players, ages 12 and up, and has a suggested play time of between 30 to 60 minutes.
Conquest of Planet Earth should see similar beautiful production design as you have seen in other Flying Frog products. The game will feature plenty of well sculpted neat looking miniatures, modular board design, and lots of great looking action cards to throw the strategy of the game into full swing. The game will also feature compatibility with other Flying Frog games, so you can take your Circus dwelling team from Invasion, to tandem with your Zombies from Last Night on Earth, and have them play with or against the Alien species from this new game. Sounds like a blast!
The Conquest game is set to be won by having your aliens acquire enough Victory Points to win the game, before the Humans steal enough Alien Technology to clone it and begin to defend their besieged planet. Each area on the modular map or board will be worth a certain amount of conquer or victory points, so each Alien race will move around the board, trying to defeat the resistance in those areas, and claim the points. The center point of the board will be the Capitol and be worth the most victory points of course. Through the Action Cards or Event Cards, the game will see things that hinder the Aliens, such as improved resistance forces or ambushes, as well as Alien help cards like the release of Giant Robots, etc.
Being a huge fan of anything from Flying Frog Productions and creator Jason Hill, I am really looking forward to this great new release and it is launching just in time for the holidays! If you have never played one of the great Flying Frog games, you can read a more in depth review of one HERE which is one of my reviews for Last Night of Earth. As this game is released, I will keep everyone posted, or for more information around Denver, just check with your local gaming store for more details. You can try Attacktix in Aurora, or Enchanted Grounds in Highlands Ranch, or Black and Red in Arvada, or perhaps Valhalla’s Games in Wheat Ridge.