Argent: The Consortium immerses players in a vibrant, magical world where ambition, strategy, and secrecy collide in the quest for the prestigious position of Chancellor at the Argent University of Magic. As candidates vying for this title, players must cleverly deploy their apprentices, cast potent spells, and strategically build their influence to win the approval of the Consortium's influential board members. The victory conditions are kept secret, adding a layer of intrigue and strategy as players attempt to deduce what will earn them the votes needed to secure the title of the most influential mage in the World of Indines.
- Worker Placement: Players assign apprentices to various locations within the university, each offering unique benefits and opportunities to sabotage rivals.
- Engine Building: By acquiring powerful spells, valuable items, and influential allies, players develop their own strategy to gain an advantage over their competitors.
- Secret Victory Conditions: The criteria for winning are hidden, requiring players to adapt their strategies based on subtle cues and espionage.
Strategic Depth and Replayability
The game's complexity lies in its dynamic play environment, where players must constantly assess their opponents' strategies and adapt to the shifting landscape of power and opportunity. With numerous paths to victory, each game session presents a new puzzle to solve, ensuring high replayability and continuous engagement.
Player Interaction and Manipulation
Argent: The Consortium stands out for its emphasis on direct player interaction. Through strategic placement of workers, casting of spells, and tactical use of resources, players can influence or thwart the plans of their rivals, making for a highly competitive and engaging gameplay experience.
With its rich thematic setting, intricate gameplay mechanics, and high level of player interaction, Argent: The Consortium offers a deep and rewarding experience for fans of strategy and fantasy. The game's blend of worker placement, engine building, and secret objectives creates a challenging and captivating contest of magic and ambition. Whether you're casting spells, gathering intelligence, or manipulating the Consortium, Argent: The Consortium promises a magical journey to power and prestige in the World of Indines.
Nominated for 1 award.
- 2 - 5 Players
- 60 - 150 Minutes
- 10+ years old
- Hard to learn