Explore the untamed wilderness, craft what you’ll need to survive, and cling to life in an attempt to lift the curse upon you in The 7th Continent.
The 7th Continent is a solo or cooperative, tile-laying exploration survival game which made its debut on Kickstarter in 2015. The campaign was a huge success by any measure and Serious Poulp are currently running another Kickstarter campaign to fund the expansion, What Goes Up, Must Come Down. Each tile expands the board and will have different locations and events which the players will have to face. Players use their skills, resources and tools they’ve crafted to overcome these hazards. With each event, players can draw extra cards to improve their chance of success, but quicken their rate of exhaustion. To lift the curse placed upon them, the players must scour the land attempting to discover where to even start. If they succeed in lifting the curse, the players win. The 7th Continent offers many, many hours of content if players want to fully complete the game. To assist, the game offers a clever design to let players pack the game away and return it to the same board state as when they last played.
The 7th Continent is a vastly deep and thematic game which tackles the genre like few have ever attempted in this scope. The game with all expansions offers a total of over 1200 cards. Each curse offers a different story along with it and different goals the players will have to discover and achieve. I love cooperative games and massive world exploring and deep storytelling elements. With the addition of being “at the crossroads between Jules Verne and Lovecraft”, this game seems right up my alley. I’m sad I’m only just now learning about it. Perhaps the best part is the game boasts having no dice rolling to determine success or failure. Usually, dice are typically not my friend, so this is a nice mechanic for me. This seems like an open world video game that decided halfway through production to become a tabletop game.
The core set and the expansion are both available in the current Kickstarter campaign. Furthermore, the publishers have stated there is no retail release in the foreseeable future.
via Serious Poulp
The 7th Continent – $80 for core game, $45 for expansion – Kickstarter ends Oct 19th
- 1000+ minutes of adventure
- 1 to 4 players.
- Ages 14+
~If this game is anything like other choose your own adventure games, I’m likely to turn to page 167 and die from tripping over a rock.