#Review ~~ Embers of Memory – A Throne of Glass (by @SJMaas) Game by Kuro @BloomsburyPub
Embers of Memory is the new Throne of Glass inspired puzzle/strategy game created by KURO and Osprey Games. The game takes place during the final installment of the series, “Kingdom of Ash”. Players are warned not to continue the game if you aren’t caught up on the book series!
The artwork on the box and the cards are beautiful! I loved looking through the Memory Deck and seeing all the characters. The box itself is pretty compact since the game only consists of two decks of cards and a 27-page instruction booklet.
Playing the game itself was a little overwhelming at first because there were a lot of rules and it could be time-consuming (there are natural points in the game where you can stop and take a break if you need to). The game is completed in chapters and the first two prologue chapters are practice rounds so you can learn the rules by playing.
After the prologue chapters, we began to get the hang of the rules and how the game was played. There are two players, both on the same team, working to help Aelin survive. You’re not allowed to talk to the other player and you need to build a strategy without any communication, which was an interesting rule. The directions are very thorough, which was helpful when we got confused about something.
Overall, I feel like the game is very user-friendly and fun. If you’re a fan of the books you’ll love the artwork and you’ll enjoy being a part of the story!
Aelin Galathynius has given up her freedom for the sake of her people. Held captive by the Queen of the Fae and tortured for information, her only companions are a silent prisoner and her own mind. The image of her mother, her lover, her friends. The embers of her memory, and a voice, deep inside…
“You will not yield.”
Embers of Memory: A Throne of Glass Game is a two-player co-operative card game set during the events of Kingdom of Ash, the epic climax to Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series. Working together, you must delve into the memories of the young queen and help her face her inner demons before she is overwhelmed. Be warned – each challenge you face is more complex than the last, testing the bond between you and your partner to its limit.
About Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Young Adult series Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses, as well as the upcoming adult series Crescent City. Her books are published in over thirty-six languages. A New York native, Sarah lives near Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog.
Kuro is a Japanese game designer, best known outside Japan as the designer of Seventh Hero. He is a main member of the small-press Japanese publisher Manifest Destiny.
About Coralie Jubénot
Coralie Jubénot is a self-taught French artist who worked many years with traditional mediums before transitioning to a career in digital art. Passionate about character design, she draws her influences from both comic book art and Renaissance painting.
About Osprey Games
Osprey Games is the dedicated games division of Osprey Publishing (part of Bloomsbury Publishing plc) and publishes a wide range of wargames, card games, and board games. Launched in 2014, the company has produced an array of critically acclaimed titles, including Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City, Bolt Action, Odin’s Ravens, and The Lost Expedition.