Fans of long-form civilization building board games have new reason to be excited. Stonemaier Games have officially announced a new expansion pack coming to their board game, Tapestry: Arts and Architecture.
This information comes from Stonemaier Games' official newsletter. Tapestry: Arts and Architecture is the second expansion for the epic civilization board game. It adds brand new miniatures, new capital cities, and a brand new Arts and Architecture track to progress. Considering that the base game only had four tracks - science, technology, exploration, and military, this is a big deal. Furthermore, the expansion will be co-developed by the original designer Jamey Stegmaier and Mike Young.
As for just how much Tapestry: Arts and Architecture will fundamentally change the experience, Stonemaier Games remained transparent. During a Q&A video on their Facebook page, Stegmaier did confirm that this new expansion's box would be a bit bigger than the game's prior expansion, Plans and Ploys. In addition, Stegmaier confirmed that this collaboration happened because of some homemade modules that Young had posted for the game on Board Game Geek. Stegmaier reached out to Young for an official partnership on an expansion and the rest is history. When asked for his goals with Tapestry: Arts and Architecture, Stegmaier explained his design philosophy. He explained that he, "wanted to add something new to the game without adding a lot of rules overhead."
Stegmaier was also quick to point out that if you are only now learning about Tapestry: Arts and Architecture, now is the best time to get into the game. The base version of Tapestry is currently on sale on Stonemaier Games' official website. You can pick it up right now for $79, which is a 20% discount from the base price of $99. If you have a Stonemaier Champion premium membership, that price drops to $59.25. If you already own a copy of the game and want to secure the latest expansion, pre-orders will be open on December 1. According to Stegmaier, production is complete and it is just a matter of waiting for freight shipments to arrive at fulfillment centers. If you need a notification so you don't forget, there is a place to sign-up on their website.