Estimated Release Date: Apr 2024
The Deluxe Edition Pledge contains:
• Weirdwood Manor Deluxe Edition
• Quest Mini Expansion
• All unlocked stretch goals
Weirdwood Manor is a cooperative board game that marries great adventure gameplay with some euro-inspired underpinnings, as you and your group of valiant companions battle to protect Weirdwood Manor and its enigmatic ruler, Lady Weirdwood, from an invading Fae Monster and his Clockwork Scarab minions.
The Manor is a mysterious and magical place where rooms and the pathways between them can shift as time progresses. The game features a unique temporal mechanic; every time a player or the Fae Monster takes an action, time will move forward in the game and the connections between the rooms will shift via unique rotating corridor rings on the game board. Players have some agency in how to use their actions to affect how quickly (or slowly) time moves, but beware, if the players use up their allotted time and have not defeated the monster, they lose!
You will assume the role of one of six asymmetrically designed characters as you battle against one of the three different Fae Monsters, each with their own unique mechanics and loss conditions. You’ll make use of dice drafting, card play, resource management, and location actions as you move through the ever-shifting Manor in pursuit of the Fae Monster and his minions. You can also recruit additional companions to aid you and you will improve your character’s abilities as you earn experience.
Each turn, the players will use their own deck of cards to take one primary action. Rooms they move to can offer additional actions and benefits. As well, players can make use of their own unique player and companion powers. These combinations can create varied and potentially powerful chains of actions on a player's turn.
However, after each player's turn the Fae Monster will act, using their own custom deck of cards. As the game progresses, the Fae Monster’s strength will grow and things will become more dire for the players so they will have to work together to solve the challenges in front of them. The game offers deep tactical choice and a degree of unpredictability that will make traditional leader quarterbacking virtually impossible; the players will truly have to strategize as a group to succeed as the threat deepens!
And so, if the players can defeat the Fae Monster before time runs out - or before the Fae Monster completes his own unique victory condition, the players will win the game and have kept Weirdwood Manor safe for now... until he next threat arrives!
Enter the world of Weirdwood Manor, where the magical and dangerous realm of the Fae intersects with the everyday world of the Real. You will assume the role of one of 6 asymmetrically designed characters and play solo or join up to 4 other valiant companions at the nexus of these two worlds; the actual Manor itself, ruled over by the enigmatic Lady Weirdwood.
The Manor is a mysterious and deceptive place where rooms and the pathways between them can shift as time progresses. The game features a unique temporal mechanic where actions in the game can move time forward and the connections between the rooms will shift via rotating corridor rings on the game board.
When setting up the game you will choose one of three Fae Monsters to battle against. Each Fae Monster brings it own unique mechanics and challenges you will need to overcome in order to win the game. As well, each monster will also bring along their Clockwork Scarab minions, who will skitter throughout the Manor, slowly infesting rooms and making life difficult on the players!
In order to win, you will have to defeat the Fae Monster before time runs out in the game or before any of their unique loss conditions trigger, such as killing or corrupting Lady Weirdwood or blighting the Manor beyond all repair.
Once you have selected the Fae Monster to battle against and have set up the game, you will select a first player and gameplay progresses clockwise around the table until the players win or lose the game. Each player turn follows this basic sequence of steps:
After the monster acts, it becomes the next player's turn to plot and do battle in the Manor. Gameplay continues in a clockwise fashion around the table, as the players strive together to defeat the Fae Monster before the end of Day 12 or before the monster’s nefarious loss conditions trigger.
But even in victory, beware! For the monsters use a randomized deck of their own unique cards and their actions will change from game to game. And just when you feel you’ve mastered one monster, there is the next, more difficult monster with new behaviors to test your mettle against!