Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premier developer of original and licensed games today announced Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension. Gravwell is an all-new board game from game designer Corey Young that pits players against each other in a race to escape from a dimension where gravity works differently and the safety of their crews are at stake.
In Gravwell, players command spaceships that have been pulled through a black hole, transporting them into a different dimension. With each ship lacking fuel to get home, each player must collect basic elements from surrounding asteroids, using the gravity of the dimension and what little resources they have in order to reach the warp gate that will take them home.
But in this dimension, moving ships will travel towards the nearest object, and when some of those objects are moving either forward or backward, moving to the warp gate isn't always easy! Players will draft fuel cards in each round, giving you some information on what moves you can expect from the other spaceships. With careful card-play and good timing, one player has the chance to escape the Gravwell before anyone else!
“Gravwell’s unique characteristic is its movement mechanism. The fact that you’re gravitationally entangled with all the objects on the board, including the other players’ ships, changes it from a straightforward race game into an almost cooperative experience,” said Corey Young, game designer for Gravwell. “I thoroughly enjoyed working with the entire Cryptozoic team. Their playtesters helped trim the rough edges and discovered new variations, including solo play – something I’d never considered. Their creative team gave the game its distinctive look, recreating my initial warped space concept better than I could have described it."
Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension will be available at hobby stores and on the Cryptozoic e-store this fall with an MSRP of $35.00. For more information on Gravwell and other products from Cryptozoic Entertainment, please visit www.cryptozoic.com. Stay up-to-date on upcoming releases by following Cryptozoic on Facebook and Twitter.