The FOG – Escape from Paradise Kickstarter Video Preview

Quick Look: The FOG – Escape from Paradise


Designer: Robert Müller-Reinwarth
Artists: Unique Litani Soparie
Publisher: XOLLOX Games
Year Published: coming to Kickstarter March 2022

No. of Players: 1-6

Ages: 10+

Playing Time: 45-120 minutes.

From the Publisher:

The FOG is a competitive, challenging and enthralling game with 45 to 120 minutes playing time for 1 to 6 players. It is about villagers of a lonely island who are trying in panic to reach their boats on the shore to escape the rapidly approaching mysterious, horrifying and perilous FOG that has taken over their island.

You are playing a guardian coordinating the difficult path of several self-drafted islanders towards their boats – trying to save as many of them as possible. Each turn you use the available movement points for the various movement options like running, swapping, pushing, squeezing through, jumping and crossing, to move your selected islanders towards the rescuing boats. While the beach is packed and everyone is in panic, will you stay calm and assure that your islanders reach their boats before the FOG reaches them? For your achievements you will receive or loose rescuing points. The guardian with the most rescuing points wins the game against The FOG and the other players.

The game combines tactical depth, interactive dynamics and a high variability through the islanders many different movement options and a very variable setup.

The Story:

Zanay, the beautiful and only island in the Great Ocean and the home of many nations like the Wolxar, Abxaru, Tazul’u and Redyii has been threatened for weeks now by a mysterious giant dark wall of FOG. At first only far on the horizon to see, the FOG one day reached their home. Bit by bit it crawled over the island. What is in or behind The FOG is unknown. Nobody that ever went into The FOG – courageous warriors, wise elders and others – or who got “swallowed” by it, ever came back.

Except for one last village on the east coast by the Xappalo Bay the whole island has now been swallowed by The FOG. All nations have built hastily boats in this bay in the last weeks, to hopefully still escape the FOG. Their only hope is an ancient tale, which over generations and centuries has been passed on – their original home Yamagi, the magic land. Somewhere very far to the east it is supposed to lie.

They thought they had at least another two or three days in which they could embark organized. But suddenly the FOG gets faster and faster and everyone – leaders, elders, sailors, warriors and commoners – just start running in pure panic and regardless of others, to hopefully reach the boats somehow before the FOG reaches them.

Can you help Roxira, Dayark, Tumroq, Loxior and all the others?
Hopefully as many of them as possible can be saved. It all depends on you…

Disclaimer: The publisher provided the prototype copy of The FOG – Escape from Paradise. The opinions expressed in the review are completely my own.

Review:

After watching Harry’s review, if this sounds like a game for you at the time of this posting The FOG – Escape from Paradise will go live on KICKSTARTER on Tue, March 8 2022. Check it out and make sure to click to be notified upon launch HERE.
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Harry Jacobs- Reviewer

Harry has been a gamer for over 5 decades, his first games were strategic war games from Avalon Hill and Strategic Publications Incorporated (SPI). Currently he resides in Yellowknife Northwest Territories in Canada, a city known to hold most of the cold weather records in Canada. While not playing games or working, his five dogs keep him busy around the house and yard. He is active in Ptarmicon Game Knights a club dedicated to bringing gaming to the communities in the Territories and can be often found teaching games both on club nights and at their various events. He looks forward to bringing his reviews and perspective of various games, in order for you to make an informed decision around buying and playing games. You can also catch Harry nigh-lighting as the North of 60 Gaming HERE.

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