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WATCH: Inside the Box – ‘Charterstone’

Inside the Box is a comedy tabletop game series, bringing their favorite board games to life with a mix of visual FX, cinematic presentation, and an alarmingly immature sense of humor. 

Ever wanted to get away from it all to live a quaint life in a rural village, filled with pumpkins, airships, and floating islands? Well look no further than Charterstone from Stonemaier Games.

With this board game, you’ll experience life in a burgeoning village in Greengully, as one of its six founding members. Each player gets their own charter, a section of the board, that they can develop however they want. The game uses stickers to permanently change the face of the board as you grow and expand. Want to start a wheat farm, then build a bakery and earn points from selling bread? Or perhaps you want to settle in the clay pits and forge living golems out of brick? As the game goes on, so does your town expand and prosper. But behind this charming veneer is a smoldering mystery. Who are you, exactly? And why do you have memories from other villagers, long dead? Who is this all-powerful Forever King, and why does he care so much about your tiny village? The answers to these questions will be revealed over the course of 12 games, each one altering and expanding on the ruleset. By the end of the campaign, your playgroup will have your very own unique worker placement game that you can then use to play over and over after the story resolves.

Jack can’t wait for the rest of the group to play Charterstone, and he soon finds himself delving way deeper into its cartoony world than he ever imagined. After meeting a new friend, Jack discovers that all isn’t as quaint as it seems in Greengully. Meanwhile, it’s up to the rest of the ITB crew to play through the game to help Jack uncover the ominous mysteries of Charterstone from the inside out.

Have you played Charterstone? Tell us what you think about it in the comments!

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