Project Elite Press Release

Athens, Greece. April 27, 2015.

Today Artipia Games and Drawlab Entertainment are proud to announce the new board game Project: ELITE, coming on Kickstarter on the 29th of April.
Project: ELITE takes the idea of a real-time co-operative dice game, and with unique twists brings innovative new mechanics to the table. Players take the role of a special ops team with the mission to hold back an ongoing alien invasion trying to take over the Earth. The game consists of 80 highly detailed miniatures in 17 unique designs sculpted by the proven artist Antonis Papantoniou, who also worked on the artwork of the game along with Giota Vorgia.
Players need to work together in short 2-minute rounds deciding quickly among defending their base, hunting down some aliens or completing their objectives. Special events and unique alien abilities make every round different and highly challenging for the players. To win the game they will have to rely not only on their special weapons and items, but on their fast reflexes as well.
The game provides endless replayability with a 2-sided board depicting two different landscapes, 4 different kinds of objectives, 3 levels of difficulty and a plethora of weapons, items and events, making every game a unique, ELITE experience.Project: ELITE is a 1-4 player game, for ages 12 and above, that takes  approximately 30-45 minutes to play.  It consists of 80 highly-detailed miniatures of 30 mm-60mm , a 2-sided board, 145 cards, a digital timer, 16 custom D6 dice, 16 numbered D6 dice and one D20 dice. It is going to debut at Spiel Essen 2015 in October, however the backers of the Kickstarter campaign will have the opportunity to buy it earlier, on April 29th at a special price.
For more information you can visit the Kickstarter Preview page of the game, its entry on Boardgamegeek, the official page of the game or its facebook page.
About Artipia Games
Artipia Games is a board game publishing company based in Greece. The goal of Artipia is to deliver innovative board games rich in theme and mechanics. Among the Stars, New Dawn, Archon: Glory & Machination and Drum Roll are some well-known games of the company.
About Drawlab Entertainment
Drawlab Entertainment develops and publishes board games since January 2014. Alongside publishing, the company also manufactures plastic components and highly-detailed miniatures since its founding, in 2012. Everything is developed and manufactured in-house providing fast and quality games for all gamers to enjoy.

For those of you who don’t like sci-fi games

For those off you who don’t like Sci-fi games, I have to ask why not? Please don’t despair, I am in the process off speaking with a few companies to expand the range of news to encompass fantasy, more historical is on the way with Bolt Action and maybe even further back with a few companies.


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Diceni 2015 Three Days left to go

This year on the 3rd May Diceni will once again be invading The Forum in Norwich, Norfolk for its yearly show. Each year the show has grown, and this year promises to be no different infact I think the line up is looking rather more impressive as time gets closer.


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Some personal thoughts from Salute

So it has been a few days since Salute and the adrenaline of running around and the awe at some of the displays has worn off a bit so I thought I should probably document how it went for me, hopefully next year I can use this as a lessons learned document.

wpid-dsc_0034.jpgTo say that I feel like my feet never hit the ground would be an understatement, I must have flown from one stand to the next, chatting to game designers owners and generally ‘getting around’ before I left I had made a list, it only contained about a dozen names, these were the stands I ‘had’ to visit, the guys who have helped me out provided sneak peaks and exclusive shots for me to publish as well as providing materials to review. Before that though I had to run to the Mantic stand to drop off a commission painting that had been done for them, I felt bad for being late until the terrain tutor turned up after me.

The stands I manage to get round were great, the guys on the Guildball stand were brilliant as was the Armoured Syndicate stand, both of whom will be at Diceni forward to seeing you guys again.

The Shattered Void had a lovely demo going as did many others including Spartan who had I think something like six demo tables.

Gripping beast had a large stand with lots of Saga on it. Hopefully will see more from them in future.

Sphere Wars had some nice Dioramas on display, again another game I will be looking into.

My main problem with Salute was time, I seemed to have so little time to get round, to speak to people, play a demo, not a chance my feet didn’t stop moving.

Next year though I have a cumming plan!

Stay tuned to find out and keep those dice rolling.

Warlord Games at Salute

As you can tell there are quite a few photos to sort through and I spent so much time taking photos that I missed out on getting all the show exclusives and deals.

So just in case you missed it, seriously how could you miss this stand it was huge! Here are some photos from Warlord Games Stand

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