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Kemet Reborn

Boardgame darling Kemet comes out of it’s rules revision completely reimagined.

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The epic and darlingly adored Egyptian boardgame Kemet has woken from its long rules revisions as a completely new and revised edition, Kemet: Blood and Sand.

As with its predecessor Kemet: Blood and Sand, immerses players in an Ancient Egyptian setting complete with Gods vying for your adoration and violent factional struggles that shake the Nile delta and its inhabitants. Players must control areas around the board to build their powers, cash, and armies.

Kemet: Blood and Sand will feature new art and upgraded gameplay with new approachable rules that go beyond the 1.5 version of Kemet developed with the help of the always helpful BGG community. Free from the constraints of existing components, designers Jacques Bariot and Guillaume Montiage have apparently gone even further in fine-tuning the Kemet experience.

The newly redesigned map will also incorporate bigger and more detailed figurines, and promises a host of new surprises for players willing to re-enter the world built for them.

However, it remains to be seen whether new art is enough to convince players to return to Kemet as previous versions were already quite nicely styled. The biggest concern has been the singular copy of the enormous player aid manual which meant that it had to be passed around between players as they looked for what they could possibly spend their points on. Some players have gone so far as to call the game unplayable without printing additional copies for players to browse at their own leisure.

We expect to see Kemet: Blood and Sand in 2020 but no word on an exact release date yet.

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