Yesterday, Days of Wonder announced their upcoming release, Bruno Cathala’s Five Tribes. Days of Wonder is known for their gorgeously-produced games (like Ticket to Ride and Small World), and they usually add only one or two titles to their catalog at a time. Most of their games have been light- and medium-weight strategy games, but Five Tribes looks like heavier fare.
I haven’t seen the full rules yet, but the game is a worker-placement game in which the workers start off placed and get moved around… maybe a worker-displacement game? Sounds intriguing—and if you like custom meeples, Five Tribes has them in spades.
As you’d expect from a Days of Wonder game, the artwork is top-notch, too. Here are a couple of images of the Djinn cards and the market cards.
Bruno Cathala is also known for such titles as Shadows Over Camelot and Mr. Jack. Five Tribes will have limited availability at Gen Con this year, with a wider release in September. The game is for 2-4 players, ages 13 and up, and takes about 40-80 minutes, with an expected retail price of $60.
For more info, check out the Five Tribes web page.