New presumed mega-hit announced by Stonemaier Games. A 1-5 player civilization game to be released at Essen Spiel in October. (Pre-orders from the company website start in September).
From the description on BGG:
'Tapestry is a two-hour civilization game designed by Jamey Stegmaier.
Create the civilization with the most storied history, starting at the beginning of humankind and reaching into the future. The paths you choose will vary greatly from real-world events or people — your civilization is unique!'
In one of his diaries, the designer explains how he came up with the name: ' I really liked the name “Tapestry” because many medieval civilizations in history used ornate tapestries to record important parts of their history. That’s exactly what I wanted the game to be–not only did I want stories to emerge from the advancement tracks and interactions on the map, but also from specific memorable developments and bookmarks in your civ’s timeline'.
The game will feature pre-painted miniatures, and will be the most expensive product of the company so far.