8th Summit Games & Richard Launius at MACE West 2016

8th Summit Games will run (per request) Agents of SMERSH, Till Dawn, and Coven and will actively run Gods of Adventure and Run Fight or Die. Richard Launius (designer of FFG’s Arkham Horror) should be coming with them as well, so he`ll be running prototypes of Saving Time and Defenders of the Last Stand. See OGRe for details.

About 8th Summit Games

8th Summit publishes original board and card games. Since 2012, with our first title “Agents of SMERSH” by 8th Summit President and game designer Jason Maxwell, 8th Summit has received three industry award nominations and worked with several well known designers, including Richard Launius and Wolfgang Kramer. By the end of 2015, 8th Summit will have more than tripled revenues, and will have published more than ten boxed games and expansions.

Run, Fight, or Die!

The undead hordes are back! But this time they’re not miniatures shambling around a modular board – the zombies are coming straight for you! As in most zombie games, you represent a unique character with your own character traits, except in Run, Fight, or Die! you will also have your own individual board with zombies you alone will encounter. Zombies move closer to you every round. You run from location to location, searching for weapons and survivors in a desperate attempt to stay alive. Survivors may bring new skills to help you in your desperate fight for survival, or in some cases, new challenges to overcome. In either case, every survivor provides you victory points. The game ends either when one player finds five survivors and declares the last round, or when a player reaches the town line (and the total Followers in play meets a minimum), or if a player gets bitten and turns. Be careful, some followers may turn against you, while others can slow you down. When it comes right down to it, the choice is simple: Run, Fight, or Die!

Scoring is based on the total points of survivors and remaining health of the players’ characters.

Run, Fight, or Die! is a frantic first person experience for 1 to 4 players (will play up to 6 with the 5/6 player expansion). The game is loaded with goodies, including 4 Action Boards, 5 Character Boards, a Loot Deck, a Location Deck, an Event Deck, a Follower Deck, Mutant Deck, 7 Custom Dice, tokens and beautifully crafted miniatures.


Gods of Adventure

By Richard Launius

In Gods of Adventure players take on the roles of classical Gods who together influence the motivations and emotions of a group of eight fantasy adventurers, slaying creatures and overcoming obstacles. However, unlike many Richard Launius games, Gods of Adventure is not a coop.

The game plays either 3 or 4 players. Every God’s (player) deck is identical except for color and another small but important detail: the spoken words on the cards for each hero (divided by color) are all different, reflecting your temperament based on the God you are playing. Each player will have a unique power associated with your temperament. The four temperaments are associated with Greed, Good Fortune, Aggression, and Deceit.