At last week’s Festival International des Jeux in Cannes the winner of this year’s As d’Or (the French Game of Year award) has been announced. This year’s winner is Oriflamme from designers Adrien and Axel Hesling and first-time publisher Studio H.
In Oriflamme, the players find themselves in the middle of a medieval feud over the French royal crown. The King is dead! Long live the King! As heads of influential families, the players strive to come to power with cunning and malice, power and strength, virtue and infamy. Their goal: the king’s throne!
In the tactical card game, hidden cards are played in turn. By tactically uncovering and activating their effects, players can outdo or get them out of the way, because all players have the same goal in mind — to collect the most influence points for their family and thus win the game.(Source: Publisher description)
The game will get released next week and can get pre-ordered so it can get shipped as soon as the stock has arrived.
Link: BGG News