In today’s world of everything being electronic for reading and playing games, there are few exceptions to the movement to being mobile. A recent one is a company which is working to come up with a board game with a name of “Tomorrow”. So often everything is electronic on computers, tablets or mobile phones to play them. This is refreshing in that it has people sitting across from each other and interacting.
The game of “Tomorrow” is an apocalyptic nightmare and is currently raising funds on KickStarter in order to continue with their development efforts. The goal of $15,000 has been exceeded and they raised over $53,000 with 3 days to go. This one is scheduled to be released to backers in July and available to the general public soon after that.
The idea of overpopulation is very real and the ability to provide for future population growth is going to require hard choices. That is the premise of the game where you have to depopulate the world in order to provide for people with the dwindling resources. With an assumed 6 world powers, you have to protect your countries and people against the other 5 world powers. Or in cooperation with all the world powers. And that is where the game begins to get very challenging.
They are claiming that the game can be played in 90 to 120 minutes with 4 to 6 players. Based on the current information about this game, it seems that it could take longer with 6 players and people trying to make decisions. Diplomacy is one option and that takes time in real life and there is no reason to think it will not take time in the game. Or a world power could release destruction on another world power. And then how that world power responds is part of the decision making.
All of this requires a lot of thought and trying to out think others playing the game. This game should have everyone who plays it thinking about the coming shortages in the world in the future and what needs to be done to delay those coming problems.
This is supposed to be going to manufacturing in February and the current deliveries are set for July. They are still working on the rules and have posted them for people to review and comment on. If you are interested, the rules are available for download.