Like JammerUp, the gameplay for Impact City is weighted in favour of strategy, but also uses dice rolls and action cards for some moves (I’m assuming something like Warhammer?). As you might expect, the aim of the game is to move player pieces around an oval track, scoring points against the opposing team – most points at the end of the game wins. There are two rulesets; a short-play ‘scrimmage’ one, and a longer ‘full bout’ ruleset.
The standard game box comes with wooden player pieces, but Impact! also make miniatures that look like actual derby teams for slightly more badass gaming. The best bit (obviously) is that you can even get your own team made as miniatures!
And yep, true to form, it’s another Kickstarter success story! It doesn’t officially hit the shelves until April 26th, but it should be available to buy here in two weeks for $40 – with the optional pewter team coming in at a price of $25 (unpainted). No word yet whether this will be available in the UK, but board game shipping can’t be that expensive… right? 😀
Cue video preview! (with Tom Vasel of BoardGameGeek)