Restock Card Games

Reloaded up on these family card games from Grandpa Beck’s Games: Cover Your A$$ets, Cover Your Kingdom, Gnoming A Round, Skull King, The Bears & The Bees, Reign of Dragoness, and Nuts About Mutts.

  • Cover Your A$$ets – A fast paced card game where the first player to amass $1,000,000 in assets is the winner. Make pairs of assets, cover yours, and steal theirs. – – 2 to 6 players – – 30 minutes game play
  • Cover Your Kingdom – a follow-up set collection card game to Cover Your Assets. Your mission in this adventure is to gain Magic for your Kingdom. To achieve this, you’ll need to form Clans of Punderful creatures, like Uniquehorns, Peglegasus, Pigxies, or LepreCon Men, by forming them in pairs. Special Creatures with powerful abilities add to the fun, letting you do things like swap Clans with a rival, move a Clan from the top to the bottom of a stack, or remove it from the game entirely. – – 2 to 8 players – – 20 to 30 minutes game play
  • Gnoming A Round – Join the gnomes in this set collection card game inspired by the classic card game Golf. The goal is to get the lowest score.  There are two ways to lower your score.  First, you can collect low-value cards.  Second, you can eliminate rows of identical black cards. – – 2 to 5 players – – 30 minutes game play
  • The Bears & The Bees – Race to go out first in this strategic hexagonal tile laying game. Place cards by matching the colors on their edges while collectively building a hive that grows in size and complexity with every  passing turn.  Special cards, such as flowers, bears, and bees help you earn bonus plays, create obstacles, or deliver stings to our rivals. – – 2 to 5 players – – 30 minutes game play
  • Reign of Dragoness – A twist on the time-honored ladder climbing card games. Using your dragons wisely, you will play your cards in sets and runs, trying to beat the cards played before you. The battle to play your cards before your competitors will be full of fun and strategy. – – 3 to 8 players – – 20 to 40 minutes game play
  • Nuts About Mutts – Dog-loving kids ages 5+ will love this hand-elimination card game that has many unique twists. The pile in the center of the table is your dogs’ home. You can play a dog card if it matches the color, number, or breed of the top card. There are wild cards like the flea, fire hydrant, etc. that have special consequences. – – 3 to 8 players – – 30 to 40 minutes game play
  • Skull King – A trick-taking card game on the high seas. Predict each round how many tricks you think you can win after taking a look at your cards. Get your bid correct and you’ll gain points! Get it wrong, and you’re out of luck. – – 2 to 6 players – – 30 minutes game play
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New Game: Bot Factory

New from designers Vital Lacerda and Joao Qunitela Martins is Bot Factory, a game of managing a bot assembly factory. The game is played out over four game boards: an assembly board, production board, project board, and a finance board. – – 1 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game play

The executives of Bot Factory have just learned about the kanban methodology of production.  Players want to master this technology to be able to build the most valuable bots.  The player with the most points will be promoted to a supervisory position in the company.  Each round begins with the placement of your worker.  There are 4 sections of the factory to move to.  Each turn you must move to a different section.  The first section is assembly where bots are built.  The second section is where parts are obtained.  The third section is where projects are selected.  The fourth section is a place to commit to contracts or to add to the value of various bots.  Bots come in 4 colors.  It is necessary to match the right project with the right parts, with the right contracts, etc.  Game end is triggered when a player completes 5 Bots or when all of the Bots of one color are completed.  Final scoring includes valuing each Bot by how high the value is on the valuation track.  Each contract completed is scored.  Kanban systems are all about efficiency.  Empty projects, unused Bot parts and uncompleted contracts all score negative points. The player with the most points will get the highly valued promotion to supervisor.

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Games Back In Stock

Back in stock this week are Sagani, Fleet The Dice Game, Fleet, Lords & Ladies, Incan Gold, Can’t Stop, and Take It Easy!.

  • Sagani – An abstract tile placement game with simple rules. Each player will create their own tableau of nature tiles that are one of four basic colors: blue for water, green for earth, red for fire, and white for air. Players on their turn, will choose one of the tiles from the central area and place it in their tableau. Arrows on the tiles placed indicate the needed alignment and color of other tiles in order to score the tile. As an arrows’ requirement is met the player covers the arrow with one of their disks. When all arrows on a tile have been covered, the tile is scored and flipped over to its completed side. The disks are returned to the player’s personal supply. The point value of the tiles range from 1 to 10 and can have up to 4 arrows that can be vertical, horizontal, and diagonal. Learn more from our Game Profile, click here. – – 1 to 4 players – – 45 minutes game play
  • Fleet The Dice Game – A strategic roll and write dice game from the creators of Fleet! The Game takes place over 10 rounds, with each round having two phases, the Boat Phase and the Town Phase. In the boat phase, players will select one die to check off the matching boat type on their sheet – unlocking license powers and boat launches to catch fish. In the town phase, each player selects one die to use to unlock special buildings in the Wharf that grant bonuses, ships in the harbor to earn points and be able to catch more fish, or go to the market and gain income to generate bonus actions. Fishing occurs between phases in the even rounds, and the player with the most points at the game end wins. – – 1 to 4 players – – 30 minutes game play
  • Fleet – A strategic engine-building card game centered around commercial fishing. Players will acquire fishing licenses by bidding for them, launch boats, fish the great briny blue, and process their catch. There are two decks of cards: fishing licenses and boats for specific fish. The license cards have a cost requirement, a special bonuses that escalate for multiples of that license type, and a victory point value. The boat cards are multi-use that includes a specific type of fish to catch, a monetary value to use for bidding, and a victory point value. The player who best manages his resources and receives the most VP via fish, licenses, and boats will build the most robust Fleet and win. 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game play
  • Lords & Ladies – A fast paced card game of family legacy, gossip, and intrigue. Build a 20th-century aristocratic family’s legacy through marriage, hiring servants, having children while crushing rivals with gossip and betrayal. The first player to end a round with 18 status points wins the game. – – 2 to 5 players – – 60 minutes game play
  • Incan Gold – A quest for rich artifacts in an ancient Incan temple, a press-your-luck game. At every turn you must decide whether to play it safe by returning to camp with the treasure you’ve gathered so far; or to be a truly intrepid adventurer and deep on exploring. Going farther into the ruins means risking your treasure by falling victim to giant spiders, wandering mummies, fire spouts, and venomous snakes. What is your threshold for danger? – – 3 to 8 players – – 20 to 40 minutes game play
  • Take It Easy! – A quick-playing tile placement family game. Place your tiles, when they are called, to form as many complete, continuous-color lines as you can on for the highest score. All players have the same tiles, so placement is everything as you fill your player board. – – 1 to 6 players – – 20 minutes game play
  • Can’t Stop – A press-your-luck family that’s quick to learn. There are three simple steps: 1) roll the dice to make pairs, 2) advance your wooden markers up the number of columns on the neoprene mat according to your dice rolls, and 3) be the first to make it to the top of the three columns and win. Players can keep rolling dice as long as they can advance a marker. If they can’t, they lose all of their progress made on that turn. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 – 40 minutes game play
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Games Back In Stock

Games back in stock this week include Beer & Bread, The Isle of Cats, Tournament of Avalon, and Mandala Stones.

Beer & Bread – A 2-player game about brewing and baking what the title says. It has an interesting game play with multi-use cards, alternating rounds with fruitful years and dry years, and swapping hands of cards. Over a 6-year period, players will harvest resources: water, hops, barley, wheat and rye. With those resources they will brew some beer and bake some bread. They will need to do both because the score at the end of the game is the lower point total of either the beer or the bread. 2-player – – 30 to 45 minutes game play

The Isle of Cats – A polyomino tile placement with colorful cats. Rescue cats to your boat with fish. Try to keep cat families together for greater points. – – 1 to players – – 60 to 90 minutes play time. Learn from our Game Profile Click Here.

Tournament of Avalon – A trick-taking card game where players are Arthurian heroes competing to win the Tourney with the most health while inflicting harm on their opponents. Each player will have an arsenal of weapon cards and unique powers. Alchemy runs wild and Fey magicks affects the battles. Injured players gain power helped by their Companions and the grace of Godsend cards. Locations give powers to the Tourney host. Use numerous card interactions to play your strategy. – – 3 to 6 players – – 45 minutes game play

Mandala Stones – An abstract game of pattern building, set collection, and layering. Players will use an artist to collect colorful stones in towers from a central board to place on their player board for scoring. On their turn a player will either pick stones or score stones. To pick, move an artist to a new location, then collect all stones adjacent to this artist that (1) bear the same pattern as that artist and (2) are not adjacent to another artist. Choose one of these stones to be first in a tower, then stack the other collected stones on top of this one, then place this tower on an empty space on your player board. To score, you will remove stones from your board. There are several conditions for scoring. Additionally, each player will have one or two secret end-game scoring objective cards. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 minutes game play

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New Game: Beer & Bread

Beer & Bread is a 2-player game about brewing and baking what the title says. It has an interesting game play with multi-use cards, alternating rounds with fruitful years and dry years, and swapping hands of cards. 2-player – – 30 to 45 minutes game play

Over a 6-year period, players will get to harvest resources: water, hops, barley, wheat and rye.  With those resources they will brew some beer and bake some bread.  They will need to do both because the score at the end of the game is the lower point total of either the beer or the bread. 

In the first, third and fifth years there are bountiful resources to harvest – “the fruitful years”. In the second, fourth and sixth years there will be a lean harvest and much less resources to harvest – “the dry years”.  Players will have 5 cards at the start of each year.  They will choose one to play.  Each card has 3 options.  Use it to harvest resources, or as a recipe for a particular beer or bread, or a building that provides special abilities for the rest to the game.  During the fruitful years, after both players have played a card, they swap hands.  Play another card – swap hands. During the dry years, players will not swap hands. They will have the option to exchange a card from their hand with one of the three available cards in the central play area before playing a card. Each player will play 5 cards per year.  Cards used to harvest go back into your hand to start the next year allowing a player to keep ability cards or recipe cards for use in the next year. These are going to be a highly thought provoking 6 years.

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New Game: Living Forest

Living Forest is a game about saving the forest from fires.  The goal is to be the first player to achieve one of the three victory conditions. One way to win is to put out 12 fires, or you can plant 12 trees, or you can collect 12 sacred flowers. – – 2 to 4 players – – 40 minutes game play

Each turn players will press their luck turning over cards in their deck.  Each card will feature symbols representing suns, water, plants and alone.  Suns can be used to add cards and build a better deck.  Water can be used to put out fires.  Plants can be used to plant additional trees on your player board.  If 3 alone symbols pop up before you stop, you will get only 1 action this turn.  Stop before 3 pop up and you will get 2 actions this turn. One action you can take allows you to move on a rondel, that can yield a third action.

Living Forest is easy to learn and easy to play, but there are 3 different ways to win and if you press to hard you may be left lost in the forest.

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New Game: The Wolves

The Wolves is all about building and moving a pack of wolves to gain additional members of the pack and get them position when the time is right to hunt prey or to dominate a region.  – – 2 to 5 players – – 75 minutes game play

Every pack starts with 2 regular wolves and 2 alpha wolves.  On each turn players can move their wolves, build a den, howl, or dominate. The modular board will have symbols randomly placed on them to start the game.  In each of the 3 scoring rounds the wolf pack with dominance in the areas selected will score points.  The packs will know where they need to be and when they need to be there before the game starts.  Along the way packs can be upgraded by howling to attract more wolves or by building dens to unlock abilities. Packs can score points by surrounding prey and by building dens.  Points are also scored by dominating areas at the scoring rounds. 

Your packs must howl, build and move, move, move.  After all, Wolves don’t sit still.  The actions are triggered by using a tile flipping system on each player’s board.  In order to activate an action a player must flip over 2 matching tiles of the 6 available.  The tiles have different terrain types on the other side.  Players have to think ahead.  They will need to flip the right tiles to do the action they want this turn and set them up to do the action they want on the next turn.  This one looks like a howling good time.

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The Red Cathedral

Recently, we got a chance to get The Red Cathedral on the table for a first-time play. After playing it, we feel this is a seriously good strategy game put together in a fairly small package. – – 1 to 4 players – – 80 minutes game play

Players are going to work to build a cathedral. They will build different sections in different towers. The key is to build and decorate enough sections in a tower to max out your score for each tower. The player boards are double-sided (basic and advanced) that house their banners, doors, arches, and a cross ornamentations, and their gained workshop tiles. The cathedral construction site consists of a number of towers with a base, a number of midsections, and a dome. The layout is determined by a randomly selected Building Plan card. The cathedral cards are then populated with random workshop tiles.

The game revolves around a market board that utilizes a rondel mechanism where necessary resources can be acquired, and additional actions can be taken. Players select 1 of 5 dice to move around the roundel to a new market space. Market actions include gaining resources, moving their resources to cathedral sections, enhancing their ability to gather resources, or just scoring points. Once gathered, resources will need to get moved to the cathedral in order to complete sections a player has claimed. Adding ornamentation to a completed cathedral section increases a player’s strength in that tower which affects scoring. Ornamentation can be added to any completed section no matter whose claim banner is on it. Additionally, each space on the market board has room for three dice. The number of dice on a space will determine the number of resources a player may gain when landing on it. At the end of the player’s turn all the dice on that space will be rerolled making it a little challenging for the next player to play ahead.

The game ends when a player has completed their sixth section. Only completed sections of each tower are scored. Player with the most points wins. We really liked this game.

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New Game: Wayfarers of the South Tigris

Wayfarers of the South Tigris is a worker placement, dice placement, and tableau building board game by designers Shem Phillips and SJ McDonald. Throughout the game you will be mapping the land, waterways, and skies, and reporting back to the House of Wisdom in Baghdad to share your findings. As discoveries are made players will want to quickly Journal their progress. – 1 to 4 players – – 60 to 90 minutes game play

Wayfarers of the South Tigris is set during the Abbasid Caliphate, circa 820 AD. Players will set off on an adventure to map the surrounding land, sea and the skies above.  Players will use a combination of dice and workers to gather information and report in their journal with the hopes of gaining the most victory points.  Each player begins the game with 3 dice and 2 workers.  On a turn each player will be able to place a die or a worker, or they can rest and get back their played dice and reroll them to set up future turns.  There are 5 decks of cards with 4 of each face up for players to activate or claim.  Land and sea cards provide action spaces for dice and resources. They also provide actions to upgrade tiles to enhance the ability of their dice on future rolls. Space cards provide game end points and must be played above a land or sea card.  Town folk cards can be used to enhance either land or sea cards.  Inspiration cards enhance the scoring on space cards. The main board is a journal track where players move their marker forward to collect additional resources and abilities.  Movement is triggered by actions on cards.  There are 10 total steps on the journal board, but multiple paths to reach the end.  When a player does reach the end that triggers game end.  Each player including the player who triggered gets one more turn.  Final scores are then calculated.  Scores come from space cards, various sets of sea and land cards and from upgrade tiles on their player board.  There are 3 guild locations on the main board.  The player with the most influence on each of the 3 guilds scores 3 points.  Influence is gained throughout the game from abilities on cards.  The player with the most points will be the winner of Wayfarers of the South Tigris.

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