• Obsession (2nd Printing)

Game Details Players: 1 to 4 Age: 14 and up Time: 30-90 minutes
Publisher: Kayenta Games Designer(s): Dan Hallagan


Obsession (2nd Printing)

Ref: OBSSESS2P
MYR305.00 MYR265.00

You are the head of a respected but troubled family estate in mid-19th century Victorian England. After several lean decades, family fortunes are looking up! Your goal is to improve your estate so as to be in better standing with the truly influential families in Derbyshire.

Obsession is a game of 16 to 20 turns in which players build a deck of Victorian gentry (British social upper class), renovate their estate by acquiring building tiles from a centralized builders' market, and manipulate an extensive service staff of butlers, housekeepers, underbutlers, maids, valets, and footmen utilizing a novel worker placement mechanic. Successfully hosting prestigious social activities such as Fox Hunts, Music Recitals, Billiards, Political Debates, and Grand Balls increases a player's wealth, reputation, and connections among the elite.

Note: This is the base game only with eta Sep/Oct 2022. Deposit RM150 to confirm your preorder. Do check out the Obsession All-in Bundle.

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Weight (kg): 2.0 Sleeve size: TBC
BGC Marks Earned+265 (what is this?)
Preorder eta Sep 2022
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England, mid-19th century. Obsession begins with you as the head of a country house in ill repair; many rooms have been closed off to save on upkeep and heating, outside grounds are not manicured, and the façade in places is in desperate need of restoration.

It is far from the glory days of the estate, but you have new hope. A significant inheritance has made possible the restoration of the grand old estate and rehabilitation of the family's reputation. Your goal is to improve your estate so as to be in better standing with the truly influential families in Derbyshire.

In Obsession, your country estate is represented by a series of game tiles describing rooms and outdoor spaces that have been renovated. These renovations enable the family to host social activities—Fox Hunts, Music Recitals, Formal Dinners, Grand Balls—all the while enhancing your family's reputation in the county and unlocking special abilities.

Your family, which includes two eligible children—a dashing heir and refined young lady—begin to reenter good society, enhancing prospects for a favorable marriage.

Defend the family's honor against gossip and jealousy, accumulate wealth, expose unsavory characters who abuse the family's hospitality, and expand your staff of maids, valets, and footmen to meet the challenge of lavish social events. Do not neglect your service staff!

Hosting prestigious activities in your newly renovated manor house becomes the engine whereby you establish influential new connections, earning favors that can propel you to victory. Only after you've made the correct choices and strategic decisions to build up your estate is it possible to host the best and brightest of Derbyshire. Here the Earl of Kellynch and Lady Mary Russell take out the family's latest horseflesh for a ride—and spread the word about the return of Family Ponsonby to prominence!

Throughout the game, a competitive courtship for the hand of the most eligible young gentleman and lady in the county presents specific renovation and reputation objectives. The player who best meets these objectives while accumulating victory points will win the hand of the wealthy love interest and the game.

Obsession captures the experience of Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian England—the beloved world of Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, & Downton Abbey— in a way that transports family and friends to that unique time and place. 

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AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2018 Cardboard Republic Immersionist Laurel Nominee

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