SYNDICATE by PDU Games is an interplanetary conquest board game for 2 to 5 players.
It is the year 3105, and humanity has spread to the stars. Following the invention of interstellar travel technology in the 22nd century, greed and human desperation have fueled a wave of corporate-led colonization of remote solar systems.
In one of these, Arcturus, an authoritarian regime known as “the Sovereign” has long reigned over the solar system’s planets, moons and space stations with an iron fist. But following nearly a decade of political infighting and civil war, the Sovereign’s grip of Arcturus is starting to slip, opening the door for criminal organizations to proliferate.
You control a young, enterprising criminal syndicate on the outer fringe of Arcturus, trying to stay under the radar of the Sovereign while competing with other criminal syndicates for money, power, loyal crewmembers and advanced technology. Complete missions, set up criminal operations, and take down anyone that stands in your path to building the most formidable interplanetary criminal empire in the system.
Learn more about each of the syndicates below.
SYNDICATE will be released in Spring 2020. If you love sci-fi, space exploration, or board games in general: Subscribe below for updates!
In SYNDICATE, you can play as one of ten ambitious criminal syndicates vying for control of the Arcturus star system. Each syndicate has a unique strengths and weaknesses, affecting your optimal strategy to achieve total domination. Will you overpower with brute military strength? Will you use your political prowess to deceive the Sovereign?
All syndicates have different backgrounds but share one goal: complete control of the Arcturian underworld.
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History of Arcturus
Message from the Designers
We are Greg, Josh and Alex, the designers and artists behind SYNDICATE. We came together from very different backgrounds to create SYNDICATE because we share a passion for board games and science fiction. In the world of digital social media, it is easier than ever to maintain large (geographically disperse) social networks, but online social networks are a weak facsimile for the warmth and substance of spending quality time with your friends in person. We believe board games remain one of the best ways to forge and maintain strong friendships and communities, as board games force people to sit in the same room and work cooperatively (or competitively) towards similar goals while escaping in a joint fantasy. There is likely no better recipe for quickly and powerfully breaking the ice and strengthening friendships.
With SYNDICATE, we are endeavoring to create a game that is simple enough to be learned quickly but complex enough to be mastered slowly. Our number one (and really only mission) is create a game that is fun.
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We are planning to launch SYNDICATE on Kickstarter in February 2020. In the meantime, subscribe for updates below to be kept inform of where and when you can play SYNDICATE pre-release and to be the first to know when SYNDICATE is available for sale.