Paris, France—June 12, 2023—Space Cowboys and Asmodee are pleased to announce SpellBook, a game that invites the most courageous players to the Grand Annual Rite of Magicians! This enchanting new title by Phil Walker-Harding is full of surprises and endless strategic possibilities. The game will be released on September 29, at an MSRP of $44.99.
In SpellBook, players step into a Vortex of magic, where tactical and strategic cunning will be paramount to compete with opponents. Each player, accompanied by a familiar, possesses a grimoire, and collects Materia to master spells and feed their familiar. The game ends as soon as a Magician’s grimoire is complete or a familiar is fully fed. The player with the most points wins. Simple? Not quite…
“SpellBook is the result of my fascination with rummy combinations. Learning spells turned out to be the perfect theme, and the game came to life thanks to the extraordinary work of Space Cowboys. I hope players will enjoy learning some magic tricks!” says Phil Walker-Harding.
More Than 2,100 Possible Spell Combinations Offering a Great Deal of Replayability.
SpellBook provides a deep and intense play experience. While the game provides pre-drawn spell sets for early rounds, it really takes off when players start drawing spells randomly, or when they create their own combinations, common to all players. Each spell combination gives an effect that lasts the rest of the game, and the more ingenious the combination, the more powerful the effect. From then on, rounds progress, one after another, and are different each time!
The more players experience SpellBook, the more obvious the game’s depth and intricacies become. Strategies will never be the same from one game to the next. This richness of mechanics and almost endless spell combinations ensure tons of replayability and a constant challenge for players of all levels.
An Addictive and Meticulously Crafted Solo Mode
SpellBook also offers a solo game variant that closely reflects the multiplayer experience, allowing players to enjoy the game at their own pace and to hone their skills.
SpellBook will be demoed for the first time at Gen Con 2023, with a few early boxes available for sale.
About Space Cowboys
SPACE Cowboys is a game publishing studio created in 2014 by industry old-timers. Driven by its first success, Splendor, finalist of the famous Spiel des Jahres, the studio has since accumulated many successful titles: Unlock! (French Game of the year 2017, sold at 2.5 million copies and awarded in 2023 with the Sonderpreis – special jury awards – from the Spiel des Jahres), T.I.M.E Stories, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective (Spiel des Jahres in 1985)… The studio offers games to the entire family (ages 10 and up) and to expert players as well. Its goal is to entertain and surprise its customers with high quality games. For more information, visit www.spacecowboys.fr or find the studio on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@SpaceCowboys).
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