You are US Army soldiers tasked with clearing the road between Kabul to Kandahar of IEDs during the invasion of Afghanistan. This works draws on a number of things that have been rattling around in my brain recently: the TV series ‘Generation Kill’, boards games ‘A Distant Plain’ and ‘The Grizzled’, and number of magazine articles about the war in Afghanistan. It also draws on both ‘The Quiet Year’ and ‘The Fall of Magic’.
Playing soldiers in Afghanistan is quite original. I like the idea of the physical layout of the cards representing the road to Kandahar; it’s a neat marriage of mechanics and theme. It seems like the stories that come out of this one could be really intense and emotional. - Jason Cordova