Ares Games prepares to launch in March a new Kickstarter project to fund the release of Divinity Derby, a fast-playing racing and betting game, with a clever “shared hand” card mechanic.

A party on Mount Olympus quickly turn into a crazy race of mythic flying creatures, and the gods bid on (and influence) the outcome of the race, with the Olympic “All-father”, Zeus, as the ultimate judge.

Divinity Derby, a racing and betting game, soon on Kickstarter.

Divinity Derby, a racing and betting game, soon on Kickstarter.

Players assume the role of gods, betting on the race among legendary creatures on a special track. Each player plays with two hands of cards, sharing a cardholder with each neighbor, with a lot of interaction, as players conspire against (or with) the others. Dirty tricks, godly powers, the twists of Fate, and the capricious judgment of Zeus will determine the final winner.

Divinity Derby is a game for 3 to 6 players, age 10 and up, designed by Carlo A. Rossi. The cards are illustrated by the excellent Denis Martynets and the miniatures are modeled by master sculptor Bob Naismith.

The Kickstarter project is planned to launch in March, and in the meantime, sneak previews of the game can be seen at Divinity Derby’s page on Facebook. More details about the game and the crowdfunding campaign will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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