This adventure board game takes you and your faction to the Baltoro Glacier

Love a fast-paced board game? Then check out the Winds of Baltoro, an adventure-packed game set in Pakistan with a compelling storyline.

This adventure board game takes you and your faction to the Baltoro Glacier
Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier with cards

Play a game of epic adventure with the Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier. This adventure-based board game takes place in Pakistan and has an engaging storyline. Dr. Meer and his mutants rule the earth, wreaking terror on humankind.

The mutants turn a person mad with just a whisper, known as the Winds of Baltoro. But Dr. Meer’s voice has gone silent, and four overlords have emerged to fill the power void.

As a player, you’re one of those overlords. Your objective is to guide your faction around the board and be the first to reach the Baltoro Glacier and uncover the mystery behind Dr. Meer’s disappearance.

Follow the intriguing storyline

The most successful board games have an interesting story, and the Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier is no different. This game takes you through the experiences of villains and heroes while you walk through the ancient Mohenjo-Daro ruins, corpse cities, and wastelands inhabited by mutants.

Learn about this epic board game’s beginning

It all starts with the Silent Bang, the event that ripped open a portal to an alternate dimension, unleashing Jinns and magic onto the world. Dr. Meer, a scientist, was responsible for the event.

Inspired by classics like The Adventures of Amir Hamza and One Thousand and One Nights, the story of the Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier is sure to capture your attention.

Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier video

Lead one of 4 factions

The Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier is suitable for 2–4 players, and you have your choice of 4 different factions to lead: Desert, Valley, Mountain, and City. Each faction consists of 4 characters, so the game has a total of 16 characters.

Winds of Baltoro Race to Baltoro Glacier Board Game
Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier event cards

Understand character capabilities

Like chess pieces, the characters in this adventure board game have different abilities. For instance, Peer, the oracle, always draws two event cards instead of just one.

She can select the event she wants to play and return the other card to the deck. The other players have similar privileges or disadvantages depending on who they are and what excursion they’re partaking in.

Winds of Baltoro Race to Baltoro Glacier Board Game
Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier in use

Get 16 character standees in the Standard Edition

The 16 character standees serve as your game pieces. They’re standing illustrations of each character, ready for battle.

Go for the Deluxe 16 sculpted minatures

But, if you order the Deluxe Edition, you get 16 sculpted miniatures as your characters. They stand 2 inches, or 50 mm, tall. Each features stunning details and helps bring the game to life as you move them around the board.

Use the 108 event cards

As you maneuver your faction around the board, you must overcome the obstacles presented to you by the 108 included event cards. How you fare depends on how you roll the dice.

For example, you could draw a card where the kingpin demands your fealty. You can either sneak out of the city or return to your home camp. A successful roll lets you sneak out, while an unsuccessful one sends you home or back to the beginning.

Enjoy the beautiful board

Meanwhile, you’ll play on the Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier’s gorgeous game board. It’s divided into four sections and features bright hues and bold illustrations. This design, coupled with the jeweled event cards, easily immerses you in the play.

Consult the rule book for pointers

As an epic board game, this one is easy to play thanks to the included rule book. In it, you’ll find a list of the included components as well as detailed instructions. So you’ll always have a successful playing experience.

Play a unique board game

If you’re into adventure-based board games, the Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier is for you. It combines magic, madness, science, and sorcery. Plus, it takes place in Pakistan, a rare setting for a board game.

And that makes it even more interesting. Enter an entirely new level of reality as you seek victory for your faction. What’s more, with the exciting event cards and randomness of the dice roll, you never know which way the game will go.

Overall, this game makes a great addition to your game closet or as a gift to a game-loving family member or friend. It’s a riveting way to spend time with people you know and love. Preorder the Winds of Baltoro: Race to Baltoro Glacier for $40 on Kickstarter.

What are some of your favorite story-based games? Let us know about them in the comments.

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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