Inis is a strategy board game exploring old Irish culture's conflicts and myths. It combines a unique spin on area control and card drafting mechanics. Players must thoughtfully maneuver through each round and make important decisions to achieve victory.
Inis features 72 beautifully illustrated land cards depicting ancient Irish heritage's sacred sites. Each card holds an extraordinary power that can influence the outcomes of battles and important decisions.
Comparisons have been drawn between Inis and popular war-making board games. However, Inis differs in that it focuses on politics, negotiation, and diplomacy instead of having players solely rely on warfare.
A specially designed victory point system determines victory in Inis. Players must compete to become 'the leader of men' by controlling sacred sites, becoming the leader of the people, and having the most faithful followers.
Played with 3-4 players; Inis rewards strategic play, negotiation, and timing. Through clever card drafting, a unique combat system, and negotiations with your opponents, each game is unique and full of intricate strategies.
Players of Inis must combine their cards and battle tactics as they compete to control sacred sites and attempt to gain the support of their followers. By shrewdly bluffing and cleverly reading their opponent's cards, players must build their path and use diplomacy to reach their ultimate goal.
Inis' special dice-rolling mechanic is another unique addition to the game. Each round starts with the initiation of one player, and the rest follow. The dice result determines which cards players can choose, and these rolls introduce a special unpredictable element to each game.
Inis features an innovative turn-based system to keep the game moving quickly and efficiently. All players have a chance to use their cards and battle as they seek to claim victory by controlling the most sacred sites and followers.
To become the leader of men, a player must use their cards and strategic alliances wisely. For example, players may wish to attack a sacred site to gain victory points, but control of the people can be a powerful tool to counter their opponent's strategies.
Inis encourages players to think tactically about their next moves. As a bonus, it also includes a timeline of 24 events that depict key moments from Irish mythology that can be brought into play during the game.
Inis has an illustrated 48-page rulebook to help new players get up and play quickly. New players are encouraged to read the rulebook multiple times to familiarize themselves with the game's mechanics and strategies.