Sky Team touching down at Gen Con

Sky Team touching down at Gen Con

Quebecois publisher Scorpion Masqué (Turing Machine, Decrypto, Zombie Kidz Evolution, Olé Guacamolé...) is proud to announce Sky Team, their first cooperative game for exclusively 2 players, designed by Luc Rémond.

With Sky Team, get ready for a unique experience thanks to a highly immersive game board. Enter your cockpit and take the controls of a commercial airliner! Working together, coordinate your efforts and use your dice to make the best decisions and successfully land your plane at different airports around the world.

Images of prototype with non-final components.

Sky Team is a cooperative game, exclusively for 2 players, where you play a pilot and co-pilot at the controls of an airliner. Your goal is to work together as a team to land your airplane in different airports around the world.

Silently assign your dice to the correct spaces in your cockpit to balance the axis of your plane, control its speed, deploy the flaps, extend the landing gear, contact the control tower to clear your path, and even have a little coffee to improve your concentration enough to change the value of your dice.

From Montreal to Tokyo, discover 11 airports and 21 exciting scenarios inspired by real landing conditions. Wind, kerosene leaks, traffic, ice and even an intern to train! Each airport comes with its own set of challenges. Watch out for the turbulence!

Images of prototype with non-final components.

Manual Sanchez, Director of Scorpion Masqué, shares: “Sky Team is our first two-player game... What’s more, it’s even cooperative! We quickly fell in love with Luc’s prototype. It had an original theme, with mechanics that tied into that theme perfectly. It created strong sensations and unique emotions... But it was also a new publishing challenge with its unique components, modular scenarios, and design needs. It was a huge adventure for the whole team!”

Luc Rémond, game designer, adds: “The biggest challenge was to avoid making a flight simulator, but to design a game that created emotional moments. After documenting details on flight physics and unique aspects of airports, collaborating with real aviation professionals, I needed to focus all of this information into a design that inspired emotions and tensions in each game. In Sky Team, the team is the heart of the game. Cooperative through and through, without any quarterbacking. You can only succeed by trusting your partner. You have dice, but also total control over the situation.”

Game info:

  • 2 players / 20 minutes / ages 12+
  • Mechanics: Cooperative, dice placement, limited communication
  • MSRP: $29.99
  • Release date: Gen Con / October 2023
  • Studio: Scorpion Masqué

7 Best New Board Games of 2023 "Over the course of a campaign up to two players will use dice placement to control the pitch and yaw, open the flaps, and engage the landing gear." - Polygon

Where to try/buy Sky Team before its release? 

  • Gen Con, Indianapolis, IN, August 3 to 6, at the Hachette Boardgames USA booth #2329 and event room #142. Pre-release with USA-exclusive promo! 
  • Essen Spiel, Germany, October 5 to 8, at the Scorpion Masqué section of the Hachette Boardgames booth, with designer meet-and-greets. Pre-release with Essen-exclusive promo! 
  • PAX Unplugged, Philadelphia, PA, December 1 to 3, at the Hachette Boardgames USA booth. 
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