EMPIRE OF EL PATRON – THE BOARDGAME
After the launch of King of Coal, the Imaginatio team was approached by gamers with the question:’What’s next guys? Something international?’ The last word was bookmarked. Until then, we’ve made games specializing in a certain region with it owns specific history. What about a international theme?
During the fall of 2015, Netflix series ‘Narcos’ and ‘El Patron Del Mal’ became very popular in The Netherlands. Petermann who was watching both series was stunned by the story. His remark:’Why don’t we make 2 games about this subject, a PC Game and a boardgame suited for 5 players?’ With the ingredients: strategy, tactics and… becoming a ‘King or Tycoon of Cartels’.
The boardgame will be a huge strategical map with a part of Latin-America, Central-America and The United States of America. The map is divided into territories and cities. Cities contain airports and some of them contain ports for freight ships. You will discover remote runways hidden in Colombian and Bolivian rainforest and also on islands like Norman’s Cay.
The Game will have it’s own currency named ‘Cartel Dollars’. Cartel leader will feature the 8 different currencies. You will start with a limited amount of cash and each player will occupy certain territories and cities. From that moment on, you will start in building your empire. You will encounter rivals, seize new terrains, production facilities, ports, airports and distribution centers.
The game will contain a variety of miniatures, such as certain types of planes, trucks, boats, guards, guerillas, soldiers, police, customs, dealers, production plants and so on. By securing certain routes, you will have a chance of gaining ground quickly on your rivals.
The game will contain the cards ‘Plomo’ and ‘Plata’. By losing terrain, ports, airports or other facilities, you will get certain disadventages which are seen on ‘Plomo’ gamecards. Success will bring extra favours for your way of managing and securing your routes. There is also a jackpot called the ‘Big Mountain’.
The player who manages to get it, will be granted extra favours such as extra back up from guerilla fractions or better bribing conditions at airports like Managua or Port-Au Prince. ‘Plomo’ and ‘Plata’ gamecards (50 in total) will also contain historical events with consequences.
Players will have to complete mission assignments, can make alliances with rivals and will have to make sure that they become the bigger then the others.
The special designed game box will be made in metal with a pearl white look. The brand logo will be embossed in the box and the box will be numbered. The game box will also contain the game manuel including a ‘making of’ chapter. The boardgame will be included in the higher pledges of our Kickstarter Crowdfunding action.