Armello is a grim fairy-tale board game come to life. Full of swashbuckling adventure combining deep, tactical card play, rich tabletop strategy and RPG elements. Wage epic single and multiplayer battles, cast spells, hire agents, and prepare poisons and ruses on your quest for the throne!
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Release Date: Sep 1, 2015

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June 24

Introducing Ghor, The Wyldkin.



Ghor, along with Magna, Sargon and Elyssia will arrive in Armello soon.

Ghor's unique Hero power causes him to transform when on Forest tiles, granting him peculiar abilities. When amongst the trees, the Wyld courses through Ghor allowing him to cast Spells for less, and to any Forest Tile on the map.

Ghor is the last hero to be revealed for the upcoming DLC. Keep your ear to the ground, as maybe the upcoming DLC holds a little more than just Heroes.

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June 10

Twitch Dice - Roll in style.



Hey folks!

I come bearing news on a new set of mythical Dice. As you've probably seen, we've been streaming a bunch and we're just about to launch our new Subscription program for the League of Geeks Twitch page.

One of the many perks of Subscribing to our Twitch Channel is unlocking these glorious cubes! This will all go live at 5:00pm Friday PT.

Also, don't forget to stop by chat and say hey!


Cheers,

<3 Darcy and the LoG team

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Reviews

“This is a digital board game that exists somewhere between the island of Catan and the land of Studio Ghibli.”
Polygon

“Armello is one of our most anticipated games for this year.”
BoardGame Geek

“It's like Game of Thrones, only with animals.”
Kotaku

Feature List

  • Easy to Play but Hard to Master - Armello is an intuitive game, easy to pick up and experience but with deep and emergent strategy. Full release will include a tutorial mode.
  • Fast & Thoughtful - Adventuring in Armello is fast-paced fun but filled with deadly tactical and politically complex decisions requiring careful forethought and planning.
  • Multiple Playable Heroes - Full release will include 8 playable Heroes. Each unique Hero possess a special power, stat line and Ai personality. Also heroes can be customised with Amulet and Signet Ring load-outs to match your play style or counter an opponents strategy.
  • Dynamic Sandbox - Armello features a gorgeous dynamic world which procedurally generates a new map each and every game, complete with a dynamic quest system ensuring no two games of Armello are ever the same.
  • Turn-Based Day & Night Cycle - Armello features a fuzzy turn-based system, cycling between Day and Night phases. The fuzzy turns allow you to still play cards and do certain actions when its not your turn, and when it is you use Action Points to move around the hex board.
  • World Class Music & Audio - By Michael Allen, internationally acclaimed artist Lisa Gerrard, Stephan Schutze and Jacek Tuschewski.
  • Animated Cards - Armello will feature over a 120+ beautifully animated in-game Cards, from artists all over the world.
  • True Tabletop Feel - We spent months making sure we cherry-picked the best parts of the tabletop experience, like our custom physics-based dice!

About This Game



Armello is a grand swashbuckling adventure that combines three styles of play; The deep tactics of card games with the rich strategy of table top board games, combined with a character role-playing system.

As a hero from one of the clans of Armello, you'll quest, scheme, hire agents, explore, vanquish monsters, cast spells and face off against other players, with one ultimate end goal in mind — storming the palace and becoming King or Queen of Armello. The Kingdom of Armello is as dangerous as it is beautiful, perils, banes and bandits hide around every corner and a spreading corruption known as the rot is leaving no creature untouched.

Armello is League of Geeks’ attempt to revolutionise digital board and card games, whilst providing players a rich world within which they can craft their own stories of epic adventure. The aim was to create a rich game full of backstabbing, close shaves, shattered alliances, ruses and empty promises - a perfect game to play with your friends.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (32-Bit)
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 class GPU with 512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad-core 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 class GPU with 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL SM3.0 capable GPU with 1024MB VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 or later
    • Processor: Quad-core 2.7Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL SM3.0 capable GPU with 1536MB VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL SM3.0 capable GPU with 1GB VRAM. Graphics card that has vendor-made drivers installed.
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: Quad-core 2.7Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL SM3.0 capable GPU with 1.5GB VRAM. Graphics card that has vendor-made drivers installed.
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Sephinix
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Great game really gives the table top feel
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Infamous XIII
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Lotsa fun. The artwork is fantastic and the rules are simple enough to learn but complex enough to keep me playing a game or two every week. Also they seem to be steadily adding things with events, which is a big plus!
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Dunkrat
( 187.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
If you like board games, not boring old monopoly or life or whatever, but games with real choices and depth, get this game. It's everything a board game should be with all the things only a video game can add. The rules are simple, but provide many different strategies to win and claim the throne of Armello for yourself.

The King of Armello has succumbed to the rot, a plague of darkness sweeping over the land. It weakens his body, and addles his mind. Each morning, he gets one step closer to death, and each night, he falls further into darkness. The throne is up for grabs, through one of four methods, Killing the king yourself, and surviving the fight. Gaining enough prestige throughout the land, and being crowned once the king dies of his rot (Or is killed and kills his attacker.) Finding four spirit stones, and using the magic of the Wyld to banish the king, or becoming even more corrupted than the king, and becoming the new dark lord of Armello. You and 3 other adventurers have stepped up to try and claim the throne.

So explore Armello, finding treasure, ammasing wealth, growing stronger, anything to give you an edge. And once you think the time is right, storm the castle walls and take the throne.

It's one of the better looking games I've seen, and yet isn't very hardware intensive (It runs perfectly fine on my crappy laptop that can't even run TF2 anymore). Goes to show how well stylized graphics can make a game shine.

Currently has 8 characters, (But more are coming soon). falling into a few different archetypes, and various amulets and rings to fine-tune your character, and a crate/key systen similar to tf2 with dice skins instead of hats. No need to buy keys though, they drop as well as the crates.

Overall, a very fun game that's great to play with friends, or just when you want to play a round or two.
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KristianXD1
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
ok, so one of my friends gifted me this... i normally don't care much for this type of game (i'm not into strategy that much) but WOW! this game is actually pretty sweet!

the goal of the game is to become the new king. you can collect stones or kill him or something... i'm not much of a story guy... but it's pretty neat. there's dungeons spread around the world map that can give you items, spells or traps. Monsters spawn sometimes from the dungeons. guards troop the different areas. you can hide in forrests and a bunch of other things!

now this review is pretty useless because i really don't know why i like it... but i guess i get to give it a thumbs up atleast... well... i'll make a quick pros and cons thing i guess (keep in mind i only have 2 hours in-game as of writing this)

[PROS]
- awesome music and sound effects
- runs on a laptop that's literally a potato
- it's the kind of game that is "easy to learn, hard to master"

[CONS]
- when playing only against AI bots you can't skip over their turn and see the outcome right away. if you're not playing with friends this can be a bit annoying IMO.
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Strongest Baka⑨
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
What I'd expect from a high-quality board game, except with orchestral ambience in the background.
Very well designed.
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Seraphlash
( 36.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I bought this game quite a while ago, and decided to try it again recently. I don't know what the problem is, but 3 out of my last 6 games the game has just stopped - as though it's waiting for something to happen before any further moves can be made, often on an AI's turn. since the games take as long as 20 minutes, this is extremely annoying, and I although I enjoy the game immensely until this all-too common bug is resolved I can't reccomend buying it.
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Konio
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I'm sad to say this, but this game disapointed me. At first it looks and feel like digital gameboard game with great artwork and story in awesome fairy-tale climate, and it really is - it makes an impression of traditional boardgame, it has really great artwork (especially on cards, I really love it) and convenction of some animal clans fighting for throne of dying lion king is such a great idea.

But there is the problem: the game has nothing more than this. It's even worst - game will not let you enjoy those elements unless you like totally random gameplay where your choices hardly mean something. I have played a few games of Armello - all of them ended with my win or lose only to some lucky or unlucky dice rolls. You can play a game where you will win all your quests, spawned at your base or a game where you won't even go to your first quest as it will be placed on other side of map, and thankfully to RNG some enemies will permanently block your way. There are mechanics that should help you with RNG but they just don't work, the game is still 90% of luck and I felt like I have no influence on my game, its just a hour of dice rolling and you can be lucky or not. Also bad interface and not clear enough tutorial will makes your first games a quite unpleasent experience.
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smetch
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
A beautiful board game, good fun if a little easy to win with certian strategies.
Not a massive fan of them charging for Twitch subs, as a result of which I won't even follow them, but the game is good if you like boardgames, shame there is no hotseat multiplayer (yes there are issues with opponents seeing cards but it's not hard to have them look away or close their eyes).
I would love to see a physical version and would definatly add it to my collection.
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Higgz
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Game is stupidly fun.
Game is stupidly dumb.
Rolling 10+ attack die With exploding die is fun.
Not rolling a single shield across 7 die and losing because of it makes me want to kill myself.
♥♥♥♥ this game and I love it
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Sola
( 112.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The game is stunning, I love it and want to see it getting more attention, but:
1) the amount of bugs though ... people hate bugs. a lot. especially game breaking ones, which this game doesn't lack.
2) some might feel that the RNG is excessive and decide too much of the outcome, which is actually true especially if you're competitive and feel bad losing.
3) the wait time is too much for some players that are not used to playing board games, but it can also be very relaxing.

Despite all those cons, people are still playing and loving it a lot, which says a lot about the good sides of the game.

Don't get me wrong, i love it and will probably keep returning to it often, especially when ranked mode come out, but it has a lot of room for improvement.

Tl;dr 8/10, do get it, just expect bugs, rng and a bit of waiting.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I picked this up on a whim, because I love boardgames, and I am completely floored!

First, the production values are through the roof. This game has an aesthetic and feel that I was not anticipating. I've only had it a week and already put 20+ hours into it. I love the inclusion of multiplayer chests/keys (like TF2/CS), and it looks like a ranking system is already in place in the game, just not activated yet.

The rules are not too difficult, but the strategy is immense. It's best described as some sort of hybrid between Settlers of Catan, Elder Sign: Omens, and Magic the Gathering... with a bit of Game of Thrones whipped in.

If you like boardgames, I definitely recommend this!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
237.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Not really sure what to say, except that this is probably the best board game i have ever played on PC.
Would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the genre.

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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
145.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
im not good at reviewsw, but great game. board game style with great replayability. and the devs really care about it and regular updates
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
the game is pretty fun but gets repetitive and can last a little longer by playing each character a bunch of times i just wish it had a little more conent very solid foundation though wouldnt mind paying for a dlc with maybe a new faction and game mode/s.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Oneshot, Mad King.
That's all I need.

This game is a board game with eight different playable characters, each with their own unique ability and two to a single Clan, and can be played with friends or against bots as you quest to become the king or queen of Armello.
If you hate RNG, just avoid this game.
The game is heavily RNG-based, but heroes' passive abilities do work quite well, and the difficulty of the four victories varies. Prestige is easiest while Rot is hardest in my own experience. My only problem with the game is that it has a severe reliance on praying to RNGesus that whatever is happening goes in your favor. I'm honestly writing a review way sooner than I should be (11.5 hours upon writing this review) but so far I enjoy the game.
Definitely a 4/5 to me, one of the games that I feel deserves an attempt at one of my few serious reviews.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Overall a solid 7/10. There is a definite luck factor when trying to kill the king which can often turn a battle/rot victory into a prestige loss, but overall the core gameplay remains fun if a bit simple. It your in the mood for a light board game consider playing Armello.
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48 of 90 people (53%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
161.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
CHANGING TO NOT RECOMMENDED - GAME KEEPS FREEZING UP TOO MUCH TO BE ACCEPTABLE. DEVS : YOU NEED TO FIX THESE BUGS, YOUR GAME IS UNPLAYABLE!!

(game used to be stable, but in recent months the likelihood of completing a match is too small to warrant gambling up to an hour of playing time, only to be disappointed to have the game freeze up)


Previous Review:

Rabbits, Rats, Wolves and Bears battling against each other to kill the King!! Armello takes place in a beautiful fantasy setting with wonderful weather and lighting effects. It truly is a wonder to behold. I won’t mention so much about the graphics in this game as it is plain to see from videos and screenshots that only a fool would dispute how especially nice this game looks!

https://youtu.be/Pz5asaCPhY8

Armello is far from style over substance. The games mechanics, whilst they may take some time to digest fully, are as beautiful as the game looks. Don’t be fooled by the fairy-tale appearance, its gameplay is far more sinister! Players will be poisoning, stabbing, stealing from, reaping revenge and a whole list of other mischievous acts upon their opponents.

The acts are carried out by the cards in a player’s hand, or they can be played to hexes on the board or you can just outright attack another player. The Kings guard can also attack players if they upset the King and monsters (Banes) roam the land attacking nearby players.

As I mentioned before the objective is to kill the King and the first person to do this wins, if no one manages it before the King dies (I forgot to mention that he isn’t very well!) then the “prestige” leader wins. Prestige is accumulated in a variety of ways including killing other players, the Banes, etc.

I’m not going to go in depth into the rules here. The game offers a tutorial, which I found helped a little but going in blind I was quite confused by the end. On the main menu there is also a “Game Guide” that is worth reading as well. Hopefully after that things should be a bit clearer. I gave up twice trying to learn the game due to not understanding the tutorial, then a friend played a game with me using VOIP and it all became clear!

I am so glad I persevered. I must say that I haven’t met any example of a board game, either physical or digital that encapsulates so much. If you have any interest at all in turn-based games or even better board games specifically, Armello could become your new obsession! Heed that as a warning if anything!

Player numbers are pretty good, you can usually find an online four player game within a couple of minutes. Sometimes it may take a little longer, which isn’t bad considering each match will take around 60-90 minutes.

The developers decided to not include in-game chat which I think is a bad decision. Their reasoning behind this is because a few people will troll and insult others. Yes, this is a sad fact of the world and especially the internet but that’s what mute buttons were invented for (well maybe not originally!). The lack of chat means learning the intricacies of the game will take a bit longer and developing friendships with other Armello players may never happen from within the game. Which I think is a shame.

Anyhow, that’s enough time away from Armello typing this review up! I’m gonna go find myself another match and hope I can be the one to topple the king this time!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
The visual design is simply stunning. The gameplay is fun, but a little bit too reliant on random chance for my part (instead of being able to plan my turn, I most often just react to whatever random cards and events are played), but I guess that is just me. I still liked it, but sometimes felt like the game played me instead of the other way round. But in the end, Armello can entertain me for hour after hour.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Wow, where do I even begin with this game?
Within the last 5 days of purchasing it, I have already clocked 24 hours, (not Skyrim can top that).
At first I was weary because a lot of people didn't like it because it depends on chance. No, not if you play your cards right. It's very similar to table top games like Warhammer, the actual warhammer version. Once, I got a hang of it, I have so much trouble putting it down.
Not to mention the art style and characters. They're all so pretty and unique, and speaking of characters each one has their own special abilities, but that doesn't mean you follow what you think they would. Again, it's about playing your cards right.
The music, the art style, the character design and style it just blends together well with the game design. The only flaw would be the multiplayer, my friend and I either can't find other people, or it cuts out really badly, (although I do like being able to replace players with AI)

Also my friend said "I would play this more than Call of Duty Black Ops 3"
THAT's saying something
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Very fun boardgame-style game with great art and killer atmosphere.









Zosha is best girl.
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