We are proud today to take you to the beautiful volcanic island of Taluva, a game by Marcel-André Casasola Merkle published by Ferti Games.
Taluva is a beautiful 3D placement game where each player is trying to build villages on a growing volcanic island. There are 3 types of buildings (huts, temples and towers), and to win you'll have to be the first to build all your buildings from 2 of these 3 types (ex: huts+towers, or temples+towers).
On your turn, you must first extend the island by placing a new tile, that may be above the others, and may eventually destroy some existing buildings
After that, you must place one building or more, using one of the following actions:
_ create a new village by placing one hut on a free field at level 1.
_ expand an existing village by placing huts on all adjacent fields of a terrain type of your choice.
_ add a temple to a village occupying at least 3 fields.
_ add a tower to a village on a free field at level 3 or more.
For a full explanation of the rules you can watch the video at the end of this news.
This adaptation is really beautiful and special because of its powerful use of our 3D mode, which is mandatory to play this game since height is a factor! When playing Taluva, please do not hesitate to change the viewpoint to have a good view of the situation, by using the 3D controls at the top right of your screen, or the associated keyboard shortcuts (arrow keys, with or without holding down the CTRL key, and "+" and "-" keys). Please also be aware that we do not recommend playing Taluva on mobile/tablet, as the 3D controls are less convenient on these devices.
The incredible work needed to provide such a beautiful 3D adaptation on Board Game Arena has been completed by Antonio Soler (Morgalad) and quietmint. A big thank you to both of them for the quality of their work!
Board Game Arena would like to thank Ferti Games and especially Jérôme and Cédric for their work on this wonderful game, and for their support and involvement in bringing this adaptation alive on BGA. We'd also like to let all Taluva fans know that Ferti Games is publishing a Deluxe version of Taluva which is particularly beautiful: we definitely recommend it to you!