Element

Element

Published: 2017
Category: Abstract Strategy
Mechanics: Area Control / Area Influence, Area Enclosure, Grid Movement, Tile Placement
Rating: 7.4

2 - 4
Players

30 - 60
Minutes

14+
Age

Description
Fire, water, earth, wind — these four elements have driven mankind's mythology, philosophy and science for eons. Now, master the power of these primal forces in this abstract game of capture and area control.

In Element, players take turns drawing and placing four element stones to encircle opposing sages. Each element has unique properties that players can use to block an opponent's movement. Feed walls of flame, move raging rivers, raise impenetrable mountain ranges, and even bend wind to your command. Transform one element into another with the rule of replacement or sacrifice element stones to help your sage avoid capture.

Understanding the subtle, diverse, yet powerful nature of the four elements is key to surrounding your opponent and claiming victory!