An immersive, high-fantasy cooperative board game for 1-4 players
Strategic, turn-based gameplay inspired by classic strategy-RPG video games
Dozens of scenarios with branching story paths, class leveling, and unique card-playing mechanics
A New Experience…
Rove is an immersive, high-fantasy cooperative board game for 1-4 players. Set in the wild and vibrant world of Chorus, players will adventure through a campaign in which they unlock new skills, classes, and equipment as they fight for survival.
A Vibrant World…
Chorus is a magical world where the cycle of nature spawns terrible beasts that threaten to upend the balance. Players will take on the part of Rovers–paragons of a society that has had no real opportunity to flourish while constantly assailed by the beasts of the wild. Cooperation and strategy are vital to navigating the various threats and surprises awaiting players in Rove. Every decision will impact your journey.
But Your Story
The strategic, turn-based gameplay is inspired by classic strategy-RPG video games from the '90s. It will feature 50+ scenarios, branching story paths, class leveling, and a unique card system. The game will be played with hero miniatures, monster standees, a map book, and scenario guide. And the story will be narrated by Forteller!
Chorus is a vibrant world home to diverse biomes and even more unique inhabitants. While it might appear unsettled, this green and verdant planet hosts many developed species who dwell not in the wilds, but at their edges.
The resourceful Keb Rasska, a symbiotic pairing who burrow under the surface and establish colonies there.
The driven Tihfur, who occupy the forests at the fringes of frontier regions and hone their mastery of bodily magic.
The mercurial Starlings, manifestations of pure magical energy, who operate with a keen yearning for elemental power.
The shrewd Zusag, who conceal their communities from intruders as they focus on pursuing knowledge.
The passionate Humans, who suffer from wanderlust and settle in even the most barren of regions.
Traditional Keb Rasska martial pairs excel as the vanguard of any expedition. Shift between the defensive abilities of the Keb and offensive abilities of the Rasska.
Adept Tihfur have learned to control their Morphic power to wield in combat alongside their archery. Bide your time and attack enemies from range until you can close in with powerful melee beast attacks.
Energetic Starlings wrestle with the wild energies of Fire and Air and seek to satisfy their appetite for more. Utilize elements to attack enemies in both indiscriminate and precise methods, or offer support to your party.
Unrefined Zusag look to create their own tales of legendary feats. Control the battlefield through the use of conjurations and combine your efforts with those of your allies.
Gifted humans move on from helping to build up clans in the deserts. Deploy animal companions and support them, and your fellow Rovers, with a menagerie of talents.
Rovers and their Adversaries clash during encounters where each faction completes a phase of action and strategy.
Encounters feature a specific objective and a round limit in which it must be achieved.
Quest chains develop natural story arcs as players select branching pathways and encounters. But those narratives left behind will evolve and grow in the players’ absence until their consequences can no longer be ignored.
Player actions are divided between ability tokens and skill cards. Both will be utilized in this hybrid action system.
Encounter and monster books reduce the gameplay setup and guide players through the story of Rove.The innovative monster handbook guides the enemies in simple-to-follow but unique ways that give your adversaries more personality..
From the imaginative mind of Alexandr Elichev
The Ukranian artist–creator for titles like Gloomhaven, Star Wars Destiny, Lord of the Rings, WH40K Conquest, and Call of Cthulhu–brings to life the vibrant world and peoples of Chorus.
Founder & Lead Designer
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