Set in a grim future, Farsight immerses players in a world where powerful Private Military Corporations fight viciously over the Earth’s last remaining resources.
Developed over 8 years, Farsight is an attempt to bring in-depth wargaming to the table in a way that is elegant, accessible, and easy to engage with.
Each turn, players deploy units face-down to the battlefield, revealing them when they are spied upon, or enter combat. On a parallel ‘Shadow Map,’ hidden specialists are deployed to help spy on the enemy, sabotage their units and help shift the course of the game.
As the corporations battle for control of the field, events ranging from weather to deadly plagues will encourage players to change their strategies as the game goes on. The first player to capture 8 of 12 areas, or the 3 areas closest to their opponent, claims victory.
Out the box, FARSIGHT supports up to four players – great value, compared to many war games. But that is just the tip of the iceberg – the core box also contains a blank map, with cards to customise the terrain for each game, offering billions of potential layouts. If that wasn’t enough, there are also enough units in the box for each player to build a completely unique custom army to wage war with!
WARGAMING GONE SIMPLE
Our favorite thing about FARSIGHT is just how easy it is to get to grips with for the amount of strategy it offers. With four simple phases and a handful of combat modifiers, FARSIGHT eases players into effortless strategic gameplay. While it might seem intimidating at first, before long you’ll be flanking, ambushing and conquering your corporate rivals.