Warehouse 51, is an auction game where 3-5 players bid for the ancient legendary (and magical) artifacts. But as it is with all things valuable there are a lot of fakes out there and you won’t know exactly what you get until you get it. The game is a collaboration between Bruno Faidutti, Andre Zatz and Sergio Halaba and will be published by Funforge. Rafael Zanchetin has done the beautiful and stunning art for this game and it really makes the game and the slightly silly theme shine through.
The year is 2038. The US state is going bankrupt. The federal government finally resolves to sell his most precious assets, including the many artifacts accumulated during their times of glory and stored in the mysterious warehouse 51. Players are Chinese, Brazilian, Russian or Indian moguls wanting to exhibit them in their expensive collections. Of course, the Holy Grail, the Philosopher’s Stone, Aladdin’s Lamp or Mjölnir, the Hammer of Thor, are not only outstanding works of antique art – they are artifacts embedded with mysterious powers and ancient curses.
Facts about Warehouse 51
- Players: 3 – 5
- Playing time: 40 minutes
Would you like to know more?
Check out Bruno Faidutti’s (one of the designers of the games) blog post about the game: