Announcing The Wolves!


Announcing The Wolves!

Coming to retail October 26

It has been an exciting week of announcements and we have yet another one for you - The Wolves is our newest game coming straight to retail this October! If you've been waiting for a medium-weight strategy game from Pandasaurus, wait no longer. It's here!

Preorders will open August 22nd and include a free promo. If you're going to Essen Spiel we're planning to have early copies to sell (barring any shipping crises).

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The Lure of the Pack

The Wolves is a pack-building strategy game for 2-5 players. It’s survival of the fittest as you compete to build the largest, most dominant pack by claiming territory, recruiting lone wolves, and hunting prey. But be careful not to expand too recklessly into terrain where your rivals thrive – they may lure members of your pack away!

Game info:

  • 2-5 players
  • Ages 14+
  • 75 min
  • MSRP $49.95 USD
  • Designers: Ashwin Kamath & Clarence Simpson
  • Artist: Pauliina Linjama
  • Mechanics: Area control, unique action selection, modular board
  • Release date: October 26, 2022

How does it play?

There are 5 main actions you can take during the game: move, build dens, build lairs, howl (turning a lone wolf into a member of your pack), and dominate an opponent wolf.

However, a clever action-selection mechanism drives your choices. Each action requires you to flip terrain tiles matching the terrain where you wish to take your action. These double-sided tiles mean the actions you take this round will set up which terrain types you can act on in the next round!

As you take actions to expand your pack’s control of each region, you will also upgrade your pack’s attributes, allowing you to take more aggressive actions as the game goes on. There are 3 scoring triggers in a game and each time you calculate the presence of wolf packs in certain regions of the map. The most dominant pack earns points!

Who is this game for?

If you like games with player interaction and beautiful art that still require you to think ahead and strategize, put The Wolves on your interest list!

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  • Hello, will the game have a french localisation

    Arnaud on
  • Any chance for an italian edition or an official rulebook translation?

    zooclay on
  • @Nicholas – you get very good return on investment if you play this 1-2 times per month!

    Lupus on
  • This game if possible would be very cool to have an official solo mode especially for the price.
    I am no game designer but I would know matter have cool and my gaming taste it is.
    I can’t justify spending £40 (when out in UK a few months after USA) on a multiplayer game that will only get play 1-2 time a month at board game clubs and one in a blue moon with a friend.

    Please can you consider a solo mode especially if a fan made solo happened after released even if a download pnp rules or as solo expansion.💡

    I love to sit at home buy my self control a wolf pack and surviving, battling and moving wolves tile by tile by thinking. 😇 Thanks
    (Comment post release)

    nicholas on
  • My daughter is going to love this. With a launch day just before her 11th birthday, looks like I know what I will get her. We are indigenous and she feels the wolf is here spirit animal.

    Looking forward to this one!

    Jeff on

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