To usher in our 10th Anniversary in 2019, Calliope Games is thrilled to announce Tsuro: Phoenix Rising, an exhilarating new entry in the legendary Tsuro series.
In the game, each player is a phoenix, soaring across the board in an effort to reach glowing lanterns and transform them into new stars in the night sky. The first player to collect seven star tokens wins the game!
Tsuro: Phoenix Rising builds upon the foundation of classic Tsuro – you must play tiles to extend your path, traverse the board, and be aware of your surroundings – but it adds exciting new features such as double-sided path tiles that can be flipped and rotated to choose your destination, as well as a revolutionary new molded board. As a phoenix, you also have the ability to return to the board once per game, rising from the ashes!
The Tsuroseries, featuring games designed by Tom McMurchie, has been a flagship brand for Calliope Games since our beginnings in 2009. The original Tsuro: The Game of the Path was released by WizKids in 2004 and its follow-up Tsuro of the Seas was released in 2012 after a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Tsuro: Phoenix Rising will launch on Kickstarter on January 10, 2019 at 2pm Eastern.
We wanted to share an interesting article about the benefits of playing board games with your teens. Psychotherapist Ugo Uch, posted on Psychology Today.com an article describing the difficulties parents can have teaching their teens on the Autism Spectrum how to develop emotional resiliency. One of his teaching strategies in helping his clients is play therapy. He discovered our board game, Tsuro, and quickly discovered what a great tool it was to teach teens about cause and effect without having to lecture them. Ugo states, “The Tsuro board game has now become my personal favorite and I strongly recommend this game for parents who have received far too many complaints from their teens about being lectured.”
Tsuro: The Game of the Path
Create your own journey with award-winning Tsuro: The Game of the Path. Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created—but take care! Other players’ paths can lead you in the wrong direction or off the board entirely! Paths will cross and connect, and the choices you make affect all the journeys across the board.
Ages: 8+ Players: 2-8 Time: 20 minutes
To read the full article on Psychology Today.com, click here.
Calliope Games is proud to be sponsoring International TableTop Day! We hope you already have a day full of games, food, and swag acquisition planned. If not, though, please consider dropping by one of our supported events: Continue reading →
Calliope would like to issue a warm thank-you to Counters: The Board Game Cafe. Counters hosted a Tsuro and Roll for it! tournament back in March. We’re jealous we couldn’t make it out to the UK to join in. If you’re in Cardiff, be sure to stop by and give them our love! Continue reading →
Wil Wheaton and guests Ryan Higa (creator and star of the YouTube channel “Nigahiga”), Rod Roddenberry (Producer and CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment), and Freddie Wong (creator and star of the YouTube channel “freddiew”) play Zombie Dice, Get Bit and… Tsuro! Check it out!
“I like this game because it is quick, fun, easy & makes you think. It’s a brain-teaser type game, but not so much that you get frustrated (even though everyone looks a little crazed in the photo! Ha!).”