If you need proof that we’re living in a Golden Age of digital board games, I offer up Mystic Vale as evidence. Releasing less than a month ago, I’m guessing many of us have already moved on to other games like Evolution or the latest darling, Castles of Burgundy. If a game with the name recognition and polish of Mystic Vale had appeared back in 2013 our heads would have exploded.
To bring Mystic Vale back to our collective subconscious, today Nomad Games released its first expansion: Vale of Magic.
Vale of Magic does what any good card game expansion must: adds a slew of new cards. Over 70, if you’re counting. What’s the story? Glad you asked:
‘The forces of nature and Gaia’s blessings are not enough to stop the curse from spreading throughout the Valley of Life. The druidic clans are now harnessing the power of arcane magic to repel the blight and heal the land. While arcane magic offers tremendous power, it can quickly overwhelm those who are unable to control it.‘
Mystic Vale – Vale of Magic introduces 54 new advancement cards and 18 vale cards to the Mystic Vale base game, expanding players’ options and opening up new crafting combinations.
This expansion is designed to be mixed straight into the base game.
Of course, it would probably get a little more play at my house if it was on mobile. Luckily, it’s coming to our tablets soon. Anyway, today you need to put down Castles of Burgundy and go back and give Mystic Vale another go. CoB will be waiting for you.
You can nab the new content for PC/Mac right now for a fiver.