Above and Below combines the elements of town-building with an enthralling storytelling experience. Players are tasked with rebuilding their lives and creating a new village after their last one was destroyed by barbarians. The game is set in a unique world where a network of caverns lies beneath the surface, ripe for exploration and adventure.
- Player Count: Suitable for you and up to three friends.
- Game Mechanics: Town-building on the surface and exploring underground caverns.
- Villager Management: Assign villagers with specific skills and abilities to various tasks.
- Exploration: Expeditions to the underground caverns, each with its own story-driven encounters.
- Storytelling Aspect: A book of paragraphs brings the underground exploration to life with unique encounters and choices.
- Personal Village Board: Manage your villagers and resources on your own board.
- Decision Making: Choices about who to send on expeditions and how to react to encounters.
- Kickstarter Version: Includes exclusive items like Villager Tool tokens, Lost Villagers, Creature Villagers, and more.
Above and Below offers a captivating blend of strategic village-building and immersive storytelling. It encourages thoughtful decision-making and resource management, while the narrative elements add depth and excitement to the exploration. This game is perfect for those who enjoy a combination of strategy and narrative in a beautifully crafted game world. Whether you’re constructing buildings on the surface or delving into mysterious caverns below, Above and Below promises a unique and engaging experience for all types of players.
Nominated for 9 awards.
- 2 - 4 Players
- 90 Minutes
- 13+ years old
- Medium difficulty
We like Above and Below so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024
- Position 17 in The best farming board, card & dice games 🐄🚜
- Position 18 in The Best Games from Schwerkraft-Verlag 🇩🇪🏢
- Position 22 in The best games where you can choose based on a narrative / paragraph
- Position 17 in The best games where you can trade 📈
- Position 27 in The best games with alternating starting player each round
- Position 22 in The best negotiation games 🤝