Game title: Takeover
Game designers: David Hauck, Sam Van Kooten, Nicole Reenders
Takeover is a new game that involves game elements found in Settlers and Risk. It is for 4 players (2 against 2). Gameplay involves exploring turned over tiles, buying new land, building cities and roads, and attacking/defending your territory with armies. It is mostly a strategy game, and the only element of chance comes from the fact that you don't know what the board will look like every game, because all the tiles start face-down.
The object of the game is to win by one of two ways:
1) Collectively own 28 tiles with your partner, thus the majority of the land
2) Control and complete the tower in the middle by building each layer with resources
The game starts with all 48 resource tiles (ore, brick, wood, grain) face-down and one tower tile in the middle. Then 5 tiles in each corner are flipped over. Players take turns picking which corner will be theirs to start with, and they place a city on the centre square. The resources adjacent to that city will be their available resources.
Players will attack other cities and defend their own with armies. Teams work together to be the first one to take over either the land or the tower.