- Command your workers, execute strategems, and expand the provinces in your domain in real time to gain resources to increase your power, prestige, and popularity, all while making sure you successfully complete a legendary achievement to cement your rightful place as the next ruler of Dünya
- Play as 1 of 5 unique nobles, each with a basic and an advanced side with their own unique powers and strategies for you master in order to optimize the use of your time
- Never have to wait for another player in this turnless worker placement game
- For 1-5 players
- Plays in 60-90 minutes
Pendulum is a turnless, worker placement, time-optimization game for 1-5 players. It was the highest-rated protoype in the history of the Stonemaier Games Design Day. In Pendulum, each player is a powerful, unique noble vying to succeed the Timeless King as the true ruler of Dünya. Players command their workers, execute stratagems, and expand the provinces in their domain in real time to gain resources and move up the 4 victory tracks: power, prestige, popularity, and legendary achievement. Players must use actual time as a resource in managing their strategy to best their opponents, using time on different action types and balancing it with time spent planning and analyzing. The winner will be the player who manages and invests their time most effectively, not the player who acts the quickest.