In this, his final Behind the Z post, Z-Man's Head of Studio Steve Kimball discusses the changes we encounter along life’s journey and how déjà vu moments abound if only we know where to look.
Become the Master Builder
Citadels is the beloved card game where you compete against your friends to build the greatest city. To do so, you need to choose which districts to construct within your walls. There are a variety to choose from, and they will be the building blocks for your winning strategy.
Choose Your Character
Released in 2000, Citadels quickly became one of the most beloved card games of the generation. It’s strategic gameplay that relies heavily on both bluffing and intuition shines most prominently in the multitude of character cards and their varied abilities. Which characters you choose will greatly shape your path to the title of Master Builder.
Announcing Citadels Revised Edition
Originally released in 2000, Citadels pitted players against one another as they competed for the coveted title of Master Builder by using the local citizens to acquire gold and build districts to complete their city. Now, this Citadels Revised Edition repackages the beloved game in a more streamlined and portable package. The box is small, as are the cards to make this edition far easier to carry from place to place. Also, the previously punch-out pieces have been replaced with mini-cards, ensuring an easier and more efficient storage and setup. All of this is reflected in an affordable price tag.
In 2008, Pandemic was released, introducing players to Matt Leacock’s intricate, cooperative gameplay system. Since then, many other games, both standalone and expansions, have spawned from the base Pandemic. Many of these titles are built within the Pandemic universe, focusing on science and medical threats and solutions to push the game along. However, a few were designed outside of that for the Pandemic Survival competition, an organized play format. The games that came out of this tournament style format went to not only different time periods, but also explored different threats and stories, creating the beginnings of the Pandemic System.