Every once in a while a game comes along on Kickstarter and surprises you. It rekindles something lost, or it inspires you with something new, or, sometimes, it makes you just enjoy playing games again. Byzantio has done all that with me and I'm happy to bring you a Critical Preview for it!
In Byzantio, the King of the Byzantine Empire has ascended to the heavens, but alas, there is no heir to the throne, so it's up to you, and up to 3 other players to take the "Pretender to the throne" from their house, and ensure victory, sovereignty and leadership for the future!
Byzantio has area control, deceit, strategy, tactics, timing, game driven events, and espionage all rolled into a small, but entertaining package that scratches several itches, and all well! Whether you are a fan of risk style area control games, dominating the world or you enjoy deduction and espionage games, Byzantio will provide you many games filled with both, along with fun, and excitement. You never know what move means something and what move is being played out to lead you down the wrong path, but all the while, you must use your skill and wit to determine not just how to enact your strategy, but what your opponent's is as well.
With that, dear future rule, I give you... Byzantio!