Orléans: Invasion is an expansion for the medium intensity, award winning worker placement game Orléans.
Orléans Invasion is a big expansion pack and the result of many players’ wishes: everyone can play their preferred variant or explore their favorite scenario. For all “Orléans” fans this is an absolute “must-have” that promises many new challenging game hours in the Loire Valley.
And it increases the player number of the original game from 2-4 to 1-5.
Will the 2-5 players be able to equip the city together to fend off the attackers and thus avert the invasion? This is the goal of the cooperative variant of designed by Inka and Markus Brand for Reiner Stockhausen’s game. To achieve this goal, the city must be prepared properly: the players need to fill the granary, reinforce the city walls, and secure the outer borders. In addition, each player has to complete a personal objective, as indicated by their character card. And as if this was not enough, the players must survive several new events: arsonists are making trouble, and rats have already torn into the cheese supply. Though sometimes unexpected support may arrive.
Apart from the eponymous and central cooperative scenario, another 5 new game variants are included in the box. “Prosperity” is a classic expansion and was also designed by Inka and Markus Brand. “The Duel” is a special scenario for 2 players only in which both opponents must complete 4 objectives. The player who completes them fastest wins the duel. If both players finished on the same round, the player who collected the most valuable goods wins. Furthermore, the big expansion comes with 3 solo scenarios in which the solo player has to complete certain objectives within a limited number of rounds. These scenarios differ in playing time and level of difficulty. Apart from the proper strategy, the solo player must also have that little bit of luck to draw the right followers from the bag at the right time.