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Clint Ghosn
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When you say a game is "Atlas", what does it mean?

Based on the description, Sleeping Gods is:
1. A campaign game
2. A story book game
3. An atlas game
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Peter Cooper
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The game 'board', from what I understand, is a map book (or atlas).
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Atlas refers to the game board that is a spiral-bound book with each flip of the page revealing new territory as you explore further along. There will be a separate storybook to read from and make choices at the locations you interact with on the map. Combined, you can play through the game in an overarching campaign, discovering more things as you explore the map and the story.
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There's one important distinction between a "map book" like Near and Far has, and an "atlas". In Near and Far's map book, you'll find 11 separate maps. They are thematically linked, going from west to east with increasing number, but there is no overlap. They aren't actually 11 pieces of a single large map.

In an atlas, there's usually just a single large map. Except for at the edges of the large map, every edge of every spread of the atlas will have the page number where you will find the next segment of map, going in that direction.
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Clint Ghosn
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That is an interesting concept. Gotta put this game on my watchlist - haven't played N&F though so this is gonna be a first of its kind in my collection. Thanks for all the answers.
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Kostiantyn Poliakov
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IMHO, Sleeping Gods sounds similar to Stuffed Fables
Co-op story-driven game with multi-page spiral-bound game map/path.
 
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Borzislav wrote:
IMHO, Sleeping Gods sounds similar to Stuffed Fables
Co-op story-driven game with multi-page spiral-bound game map/path.
Stuffed Fables is for kids, has a lot luck, the story is (almost?) linear, it's a story book.
Sleeping is not linear and has an atlas (both confirmed), I guess that it's not for kids and has less luck.
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As far as I know, Stuffed Fables is played in scenarios, with one scenario on each map of the book? (I haven't played it, so I could be wrong.)

I don't get the impression that they're very similar.
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