A Sanctuary Saga egy összetett társasjáték, 2 - 4 játékos részére, az átlagos játékidő hosszabb, akár 1 - 2 óra is lehet. A társast, a bonyolultsága miatt, csak 12 éves kortól ajánljuk kipróbálni. Kooperatív jellegű, a játékmenet erősen épít a váltakozó képességek és a pakli építés mechanizmusokra.
Inspired by 16-bit JRPGs of the 90's, Sanctuary Saga is a cooperative deck building game for 2 to 4 players. Incorporating mild legacy elements, players follow the exploits of guilds from various nations combining their assets to found a new city-state in a resource rich and hostile land.
From start to finish players should feel every bit the guild leaders they are. Each player starts with a set of starter cards (modifiable as the city-state levels) and selects from unique professions that form the communal pool of purchasable player cards during games. While generic citizen professions are always available, they are not nearly as powerful as the guild professions. Meanwhile, the Guild Halls themselves can be upgraded to unlock unique abilities core to the unique play style of each guild. Craft your guild's resources to help Sanctuary navigate the perils of the Narrative Deck!
To keep the game interactive instead of multiplayer solitaire the Narrative Deck will present a series of challenges. Events, Plots, Portents, Enemies, and Adventures will prevent Sanctuary's development or overwhelm the defenses entirely. The players interact with these unique card types differently and will need to use their resources wisely to complete the Narrative Deck of each chapter. Should the city health ever reach zero the players lose.
Each of the 10 unique chapters highlight different themes of Sanctuary's development. Each of these themes is influenced by phases a player would experience playing a 4X style game (including an Explore deck to establish trade routes). The chapters are designed to be played through sequentially with the players having higher tier profession cards to choose from as Sanctuary gains develops.
Will Sanctuary thrive into a powerful rival to the country capitals or will its skeletal building remains serve as a warning to other would-be-pioneers? Your actions will determine its fate!
—description from the designer