The world of Eretsu is at war. Two empires, the Durani and the Gudanna, face each other across a barren battlefield. Golems-arcane titans crafted from bone, branch, stone, and blood-stand at the forefront of the rival armies. The latest game from Jordan Weisman, founder of FASA and WizKids, Golem Arcana leverages the power of a player’s smartphone or tablet to deliver an unprecedented and engaging boardgame experience. It offers the richness and tactical depth of other miniatures boardgames without any of the hassles; the free Golem Arcana App handles all the rules and record keeping, freeing up the players to concentrate on devising their strategies and having fun. The GA App also acts as a sort of referee, allowing players to discover role playing elements such as fetch quests and secret lore that are hidden within game scenarios. Golem Arcana is point-based army building game. Each player fields an army consisting of Golems, Knights (sorcerors who « pilot » the Golems) and Ancient Ones (powerful gods that might intervene on the army’s behalf), and Relics (powerful magical artifacts that can be carried and deployed by Golems). Each unit has special powers and capabilities. The key to victory is figuring out how to best combine these abilities to unleash havoc on the enemy. The magic of the Bluetooth-powered Tabletop Digital Interface (TDI) Stylus keeps the Golem Arcana App connected to the action on the gameboard. Players move their Golems and launch attacks by tapping the appropriate game pieces with the Stylus. The Golem Arcana App regularly downloads new scenarios, unveiling new chapters in the saga of Eretsu and keeping the game fresh. Players can also use the app to purchase new Knights and Ancient Ones, giving them the opportunity to constantly evolve their strategies.