"The Great Alcatraz Escape"
Boardgame Official Website
Welcome to Alcatraz Prison, where you will play as either The Warden or as one of five playable Clan Leaders.
Clan Leaders must plot intricate escape plans and procure escape equipment from across the prison to help navigate one of their many loyal Inmates to Freedom before Turn 29, whilst simultaneously competing with backstabbing rival Clan Leaders, and a perverse Warden.
Inspired by real life escapes made by inmates Frank Morris, and John and Clarence Anglin.
As well as from our favourite movies and TV shows such as The Shawshank Redemption, Escape from Alcatraz, The Great Escape, Escape at Dannemora, The Rock, and Prison Break.
The game plays between 2-6 players. And is played on a 6pc 889mm x 556mm hex board.
The board has over 1500 accessible hexes that allow massive freedom of movement and freedom of strategy.
An average Story Mode game lasts between 100-150 Mins.
The board shows Alcatraz Island, consisting of the Inner Prison Walls and exterior buildings (both marked out with grey outlined hexes), two separate Security Fences, and the island’s coastline.
The board is split into 6 segments/’Sectors’ upon which the prison Searchlight and Watchtowers exercise control over using specific ‘Warden Cards’.
There are eight potential Freedom Hexes (marked out with the stars and stripes) that an Inmate of a Clan must reach first (before another Clan Leader does) to Win.
The boardgame includes three playable modes : Story Mode, Arcade Mode, and Team Mode.
Each copy of ‘The Great Alcatraz Escape’ comes with 70 variously coloured meeples, and 108 playing cards (sneak peaks below).
Playable prototype boards have been designed and updated as the game has developed, in order to produce realistic and helpful play testing results. And has also been repeatedly blind tested to assure intuitive accessibility with simple to follow instructions.
With artwork for the final box and cards already designed, and suppliers for all elements in the game sourced – ‘The Great Alcatraz Escape’ will be on Kickstarter soon – be sure to Subscribe your email for big updates and exclusive offers.
Some of the boardgame mechanics found in ‘The Great Alcatraz Escape’ include:
Resource Management – Card Drafting – Hand Management – Tableau Building
– Route Building – Worker Placement – Coop – Backstabbing – Hex and Counter
– Push Your Luck – Bluffing – Simulation – Negotiation
Download "The Great Alcatraz Escape" Game Legend & Instructions
- Click image below
The box art, poster art, and playable character cards have been beautifully drawn by talented artist Guilherme Medeiros – see his portfolio.
The box cover reflects many elements of the game itself through a harrowing and dramatic scene of an Inmate of the Baffigo Clan narrowly escaping Alcatraz Island.