Tapestry: the expansion of arts and architecture announced
Fans of long-running civilization building board games have new reasons to be excited. Stonemaier Games has officially announced a new expansion pack for its board game, Tapestry: Arts and Architecture.
This information comes from the official Stonemaier Games newsletter. Tapestry: Arts and Architecture is the second expansion for the Epic Civilization board game. It adds all new miniatures, new capitals, and a whole new arts and architecture track to progress. Considering the base game only had four tracks – science, tech, exploration, and military, that’s a big deal. Additionally, the expansion will be co-developed by original designer Jamey Stegmaier and Mike Young.
As to how much Tapestry: Arts and Architecture will fundamentally change the experience, Stonemaier Games has remained transparent. During a Q&A video on their Facebook page, Stegmaier confirmed that the box for this new expansion will be a bit larger than the game’s previous expansion, Plans and stratagems. Additionally, Stegmaier confirmed that this collaboration happened because of some homemade mods Young posted for the game on Board Game Geek. Stegmaier reached out to Young for a formal partnership on an expansion and the rest is history. When asked about his goals with Tapestry: Arts and Architecture, Stegmaier explained his design philosophy. He explained that he “wanted to add something new to the game without adding a lot of rules on top.”
Stegmaier was also quick to point out that if you’re only learning now Tapestry: Arts and Architecture, now is the best time to get into the game. The basic version of Tapestry is currently for sale on the official website of Stonemaier Games. You can pick it up right now for $ 79, which is a 20% discount from the base price of $ 99. If you have a premium subscription to Stonemaier Champion, that price drops to $ 59.25. If you already own a copy of the game and want to secure the latest expansion, pre-orders will open on December 1. According to Stegmaier, the production is complete and all that remains is to wait for the freight shipments to arrive at the distribution centers. . If you need a notification to remember, there’s a place to sign up on their website.