“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
— Napolean Bonaparte
Sea levels have risen, causing severe land and resource shortages. Europe has erupted in war and it’s up to you to salvage what is left for your people.
Dealers in Hope is a deck-building game of conflict. As faction leaders, players vie for control of a future Europe that is a shell of its former glory. Build a deck that matches your faction’s play style and take back the continent!
Each player controls a different faction leader with unique abilities and starting deck. The leader you choose will determine how you score victory points to win the game. Regardless, all leaders score a bulk of their points through conquest.
On your turn, select an action by placing one of your tokens on the action board. Actions fall into one of three categories – Train (add cards to your deck), Reorganize (manipulate your deck), and Assault (attack territories). Action slots are limited, so it is essential to plan ahead and guess your opponents’ moves.
Unlike many games of this type, Dealers in Hope focuses not only on the military side of warfare, but also on the people behind the scenes – the civilians, masses, etc. that affect and are affected by the campaign.