Armello never seems better than its beginning, with a lush animated video of animals in a medieval fantasy world. A wolf warrior holds a bloody sword, a lion king descends into darkness, a bear priestess awakens. It looks as good as a digital board game should, and beyond that its rules are clear and its tutorial is an effective introduction. But it lacks a driving purpose; it has no strategic hook. More damning, though, is that Armello doesn’t encourage enough interaction between its players - and that’s a huge problem for any board game, digital or physical.