Armello is a grim fairy-tale board game come to life, with every match combining deep, tactical card play, rich tabletop strategy and RPG elements. Leverage subterfuge, spells and careful strategy to wrangle control of the game's chaotic odds as you quest for the throne.
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Very Positive (4,540) - 84% of the 4,540 user reviews for this game are positive.
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February 19

February Update: Open Beta is now live!



Hi!

Here's something a little different that I'm excited about. The Feb update, as you no doubt have seen, was a little rocky but we're on to smoother waters. The errors that were in that build were extremely ellusive, but the team have been hard at work destroying all that plague our stability.

As of right now, we've opened a beta that you can dive in to, which has all of the new bits and pieces including the novellas and new cards. Here's how you access it...

Library > Right click Armello > Properties > Betas > Select "beta" from drop down menu

OKAY! So please know that this build won't be perfect. It's likely that you'll run into some weirdness, but don't worry, the weirdness will be all ironed out before the public launch. Please submit your bug reports, and if you're submitting them on the forum or via email please label them with "beta". Here's a thread on how to report bugs.

Here's a brief run down on what you need to know.

  • This build may be a little buggy but less buggy than the initial release. Strap in, it may or may not be a bumpy ride.
  • Stranger Games will not be active this week unfortunately. If we were to turn it on, it would ruin the live build queues.
  • Drops will work in the same way as the live build, including Double Drops and the Lunar Dice. Get them sweet dice!
  • Queue times may be a little longer, as this beta is purely an optional opt-in situation.
  • Most of the bugs that plagued the initial release are fixed, including the NMA (soft lock) states, King's Guard's Armour, a few hero powers and card targeting issues.
  • You're all the best, thank you for your patience. The positivity and support through this kerfuffle has been overwhelming and we really appreciate it.


Cheers,

<3 Darcy & the LoG Squad

EDIT: Double drops weren't working for the last day or so, so we're in the process of activating triple drops on the beta branch for the next day or so at least. Give 'em hell.

Keep the bug reports flowing, thanks for your vigilance. ❤️
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February 16

The Lunar Dice Event is back online! (Double Flip too!)



A new build is live and the Lunar Dice are dropping once again!

Howdy community!

The brains have been hard at work and have crafted a v1.9.2 build that includes the Lunar Dice. As such the Lunar New Year revelry may continue! We've extended the event by a few days AND the rest of the event will be a double flip event, meaning DOUBLE the regular loot!

Here are the updated event details:

New Start: Right now!

End: February 25th, 10:00am Pacific Time

Game Modes: Steam, Public Multiplayer (matchmaking necessary)

Please Note: Coin flips indicate that you have a drop chance. If you exceed your daily coin flip limit, your games will not have a chance of triggering a dice drop.


Thanks for all your patience, folks!


Much love!


Trent & the LoG Squad
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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 a digital board game, and it's very much the genuine article.”
Eurogamer

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

An Ever-Growing Adventure



Armello officially launched in 2015 and since then our primary goal here at League of Geeks has been to continue developing new and interesting features to progress and refine Armello's world and its intricate mechanics. By purchasing Armello now, you are purchasing years of love and care, with the knowledge that we will continue to devote our hearts and brains to improvements moving forward.

Latest Major Update


For Armello's ninth(!) free, major update since the release of v1.0 in September 2015, we're letting a whole lot of darkness loose on the Kingdom in From Below.

Below are the major elements of this update, but if you're detail orientated you can also peruse the patch notes here.


For completing each episode of the introductory prologue, new Clan Dice will be awarded, resulting in a total of four - one for each clan! For players that have completed the Prologue already, the skins will be automatically awarded when you log in!

Read all about it here.


You will now be able to hit a maximum level of 100! As such, four new glorious frames have been implemented to convey your success in the multiplayer environment. Get in there, play some games and uncover some new frames!

A preview of these frames can be found here.


In v1.8, The King got a lot of love in regard to his animations and textures, detailing his descent into madness as the game progresses. Now, the world will plunge into darkness with him.

Throughout the duration of the game, the following effects will be introduced.

  • Palace texture will progressively degrade
  • Rot vines will progressively creep outward from the palace
  • Ravens will amass above the palace over time
  • A dark storm will brew above the palace over time

Full details here.


Experienced adventurers are well aware that Banes spawn from dungeons at night. Now, during the day certain dungeons will indicate that a Bane will emerge the following evening. This will impact the decisions you make when traversing the twisting lands of Armello.

Read all about it here.


Three glorious new cards have come to Armello. They are all Spell cards and two of 'em are Rot related.
  • Leech [Spell]
  • Syphon [Spell]
  • Spirit Seeds [Spell]

Check the original post here to get a glimpse at the incredible card art and animation for these.


We’ve been refining Fury Mode as a House Rule since the launch of it in v1.8 and we're finally prepared to give it the love it deserves. When Fury Friday is active, games started through Public Multiplayer will have the Fury Mode House Rule active and the King will have one less Body. This will mean quick, action-packed Armello experiences to mix things up in the multiplayer queue.

More details here!

And a Whole Lot Under the Hood


On top of the major features mentioned above, we've added numerous bug fixes and experience improvements over the course of this update and will of course continue to improve stability and quality of life via numerous small patches in the lead up to our next major update.

RNG Disclaimer

The best tabletop adventures are also wondrous story generators, creating those shared memories of epic adventures with friends and loved ones. In remaining true to this core inspiration, and to provide the twists and turns of any great adventure, Armello features numerous elements of chance; including drawing cards from shared decks, physics-based dice rolls, skill tests in quests, procedural map generation, dungeon auto-exploration, and random story events.

The strategy and immense depth within Armello lies in exerting your mastery of its systems in such a way that you slide the odds as far in your favour as possible - and are prepared to pivot on your strategy at any given turn.

We feel Armello has something to offer all kinds of players, however, considering the above...

  • If your blood boils at the very mention of "RNG"... Armello may not be your cup of tea.
  • If you are a player that embraces the storytelling potential of RNG or revels in exerting your mastery over its chaos, Armello is very likely to be right up your alley!

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.
  • 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 - Includes 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 opponent's strategy.
  • Dynamic Sandbox - Armello features a gorgeous dynamic world which procedurally generates a new board 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, Jacek Tuschewski and Kpow Audio.
  • Animated Cards - Armello features over 150 beautifully animated in-game Cards, from artists all over the world.
  • True Tabletop Feel - We've cherry-picked the best parts of the tabletop experience, like the hex-based board and 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 online with your friends.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-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 (64-Bit)
    • 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 (64-Bit) 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 (64-Bit)
    • 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 (64-Bit) 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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