Skirmish Tactics Apocalypse


60 minutes | ages 8+ | 2 players

Skirmish Tactics Apocalypse (STA) is a two player board game set in a post-apocalyptic near future.

There are two ways to play STA: skirmishes and conquests.  Skirmishes are standalone games played for a single victory, with no lasting repercussions.  Conquests are a series of skirmishes linked in a league-style arrangement. In conquests, players begin with a group of recruit characters.

STA is a scenario driven game. Each scenario typically has multiple objectives, and combat between factions is usually a secondary or tertiary objective. Players win skirmishes in STA by gaining victory points through accomplishing these objectives.

The game board for STA – called the gamescape –  is formed from modular tiles which are themed to represent different environments. Players build the game board with nine modular tiles, each of which are divided into a 7×7 grid. Characters use the grids for movement.

Each character in STA is represented by a token and has a corresponding character card. During conquest play, characters improve their attributes and develop new abilities as they progress from Recruit to Veteran and then Elite status.

For more information, visit the Skirmish Tactics Apocalypse website and check out the Board Game Geek entry.

Status: Skirmish Tactics Apocalypse is in the late stages of development and will be published by MAGE Company.  Expected release is 2018.