On the path to renewal the most important provisions come from within.

Thrown overboard for a life of wretchedness, you’re left to die in the icy black sea. Just before vanishing into endless darkness, you wash ashore. As you open your eyes to your bizarre new home, you find that something stronger has awakened inside you.

2-5 Players

Ages 14 & Up


Fantasy, Euro, Resource Management

Go deeper with thought provoking mechanics.

On the path to renewal the most important provisions come from within, and when the resources you’re managing are the attributes of self – pushing blocks around takes on a whole new level of fulfillment. Grow in inspiration, strength, and knowledge and combine these attributes to obtain courage, wisdom, and vision, then use what you have learned as you travel the land, searching for your future amongst the ruins of the past.”


Forge your path. Restore your honor. Do awesome things.

Find vindication in the methods that most appeal to you. Form a party of companions, develop new traits, search for relics, battle monsters, acquire pets, craft jewels, or leave it all to chance and just hang out by the wishing well. With variable end-game triggers and a modular map comprised of nearly twenty unique locations to visit, no two roads to redemption will be the same. The fates have given you a second chance – and plenty to do along the way.”

Reach for more and unlock your full potential.

Don’t dwell on who you’ve been in the past; lean into the future and reveal the full dimension of who you’re becoming. As you increase your honor you will find opportunities to release your potential and expand your capacities, ultimately discovering within that which you lacked in your years wasted on treachery and greed – the power and potency of true conviction.


Brace yourself for component euphoria.

Have your expectations forever changed by your new haul of material bliss: Gorgeous metal pieces everywhere, 3mm black-core punchboards with a density comparable to light wood, world class miniatures of impressive scale and striking designs, linen-finished black-core die-cut cards, a Game Trayz system that reduces setup time to almost nothing, and a lusciously smooth double-sided map. Even the wooden blocks are uniquely tinted and distinguished. This is the game you deserve.

Explore your new surroundings, then claim them for your own.

Your quest for honor will lead you to ancient tombs, magical towers, and questionable inns. You’ll study at libraries, train at forts, and meditate at monasteries. There’s a big gnarly pit pumping out monsters, and peaceful shrines where you can rest up in between it all. And along the way you may find there’s value in being more than a visitor, that your honor bids you take control; call upon your conviction and take your rightful place in this wild and broken land.


Lose yourself in an ancient and mysterious world.

The journey you’re on is important and the stakes are high, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop and take stock along the way! Hundreds of stunning illustrations by creators from across the globe come together to bring this rich and fascinating world of lost civilizations and intriguing mysteries to life. To celebrate the inventive and diverse beauty of this collaboration, every copy of the game includes the gorgeous Art and Lore of the Awakening booklet, ensuring trips to the restroom won’t mean a break in immersion.

Take tons of extra content for granted.

Never worry about replay value as you behold your heaping mountainous pile of extra material! Swap out variable tile sets to keep the island fresh. Determine conflict levels with the optional Treachery expansion. Like pets? What a silly question. Band together for a collaborative mid-game event in the Myths & Wonders expansion as you battle Ronak, Earth Trembler – then sort through the wreckage for the coolest loot. Or align yourselves with one of the island’s secretive collectives in Guilds & Monuments, leveraging their favor for special abilities and risking your time and energy on their cause in hopes of yielding massive returns. Too much good stuff? We think not.


Playthoughs, Reviews & Recognition

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Review: Man vs. Meeple

Review: Rahdo Runs Through

Playthrough: John Gets Games

Shop Vindication


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