Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game
In Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game, players join a vibrant popular rebellion struggling to liberate a city that changes with every game. Each player controls a faction of revolutionaries who must cooperate with other factions while balancing their own objectives in order to push back riot cops, loot shopping centers, build barricades, and occupy state districts before the military arrives and time runs out.
Bloc by Bloc is played in a city made up of 25 district tiles connected by streets, highways, and metro stations. Each player controls one of four factions in the city: the Workers, the Neighbors, the Students, or the Prisoners. Each district tile has a two sides: a repressed side and a liberated side. At the start of the game, all districts are repressed and, over the course of the game, players work together to liberate districts one at a time.
The game lasts 8 rounds. Each round is 1 night and each night has 2 phases. During the Sunset phase, each player takes a turn: 3-5 actions and ending with police movement controlled by the Police Ops deck. Each player starts with 1 bloc in the city and can add more throughout the game. On a player's turn, they roll dice and take one action (such as looting, occupying, attacking, or barricading) for each die rolled with 1+ of their blocs. Players may use loot cards to enhance their actions. After all factions have taken their turns, the Sunrise phase begins, which is when police attack and factions have a chance to liberate districts.
The police and the State are the common enemies of all factions. Occupations must be built in all State districts by any combination of factions for the insurrection to be successful. However, each faction also has its own secret agenda with a set of specific tasks that faction must complete in order to win the game.
Time: 120-180 minutes
Details: Out of Order Games