I normally take off all my video/board game news hats on July 4th so I can spend the day sweating profusely and grilling sausages and wondering when my kids are going to mow the lawn. Yes, in the US today is a national holiday and, as we’re wont to do, we spend it eating and drinking. This morning, pre-parade, I spotted a Tweet from our friends at Digidiced however, and it’s big enough news that I wanted to share. Their next project is…The Castles of Burgundy.
Here’s something that will probably lose me a lot of gamer cred but, luckily, I don’t give a shit anymore: I’ve never played Stefan Feld‘s classic, The Castles of Burgundy. Not that I haven’t wanted to, but the chance has just never popped up. Looks like that will change in 2019:
With this we can proudly disclose one of our next projects: Ravensburger #CastlesOfBurgundy is coming to the digital realm in 2019! Thank you all for your support and start spreading the word! https://t.co/X1j2qd664L
— Digidiced (@digidiced) July 4, 2018
The Castles of Burgundy is a classic example of a eurogame with little conflict, a theme that could have been several different things, and, my favorite mechanism, Victory Points. It also has dice that you use to decide what actions to take, or something. You know, I honestly have no idea what the hell the game is about, but I know it’s a favorite for a lot of people and I’ve enjoyed some other Feld games that I’ve tried [Bruges is the only one you’ve played, you dolt -ed.] so I’m looking forward to giving it a go on my iPad.
It’s still way too early to have any details other than it’s coming in 2019, but let’s just bask in the knowledge that our current good luck with digital board game conversions isn’t coming to an end any time soon.