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ICECOOL is a flicking game in which each round one of the players takes the role of the Hall Monitor whose aim is to catch the other penguins as quickly as possible. The others (also known as "Runners") will flick, skip, and slide through as many doors as possible to gain delicious fish. The penguins can be flicked in a straight line, make curves and even jump over the walls!
The round ends when either the Hall Monitor has caught each other penguin or any of the runners has collected all three of their fish. At the beginning of the new round, a new Hall Monitor is chosen, and the game continues. The player with the most fish at the end of the game wins!
Wavelength is a party game where two teams compete to read each other's minds. It's a thrilling experience of TALKING and THINKING and HIGH FIVING that anyone can play—but it also has some of that deep word game sorcery, where your decisions feel tense, strategic, meaningful.
Each round, one player has to guide their teammates to guess where a hidden target is located. But they can only give a clue on the spectrum between two concepts, like "Hot - Cold" or "Fantasy - Sci-Fi." And the closer to the target's center, the more their team scores!
Dixit is the classic, simple, lighthearted game of storytelling and guesswork where your imagination unlocks the tale. Winner of the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award, Dixit invites you to use the gorgeous, imaginative artwork on the cards to tell brief stories.
Each round, one player selects a card from his or her hand, thinks up a sentence, and plays the card facedown, telling the others the sentence conjured by the card. The other players all choose cards that they think might match and play them facedown. The cards are shuffled and then revealed. Players secretly vote for the card that best matches the narrator's story, and players whose cards are chosen score points.
On the warmest nights of the year, the quiet waters fill with shimmering lights as the dormant noctiluca awaken. Renowned for their restorative properties, the noctiluca are desired by healers from around the world, but only the most-skilled divers can brave the waters to collect and deliver these glowing creatures.
You must plan your path carefully before diving into the water. Can you catch the mysterious embers of the sea? A simple and engaging abstract game from acclaimed designer Shem Phillips, featuring 105 colorful translucent dice and whimsical illustrations.
In Camel Up, up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which ones will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win — should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don't run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line.
Who's going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who's actually moving!
Inspired by the medieval fortress in southern France of the same name, Carcassonne is a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city. Players choose from tiles that depict cities, roads, monasteries, and fields; each new tile placed creates an ever-expanding board on which players can then add their followers. Players score points by having followers on features as they're completed. The player who makes the most strategic placements of tiles and followers will score the most points and win the game.
With its simple yet rich game mechanics and eighty-four tiles that can be configured into almost endless combinations, Carcassonne appeals to beginners and veteran gamers alike.
Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout various countries around the world, depending on the edition.
The longer the routes you create, the more points you earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway.
At the turn of the 16th Century, King Manuel I commissioned Portugal's greatest artisans to construct grandiose buildings. After completing the Palaces of Evora and Sintra, the king sought to build a summer pavilion to honor the most famous members of the royal family. This construction was intended for the most talented artisans — whose skills meet the splendor that the royal family deserves. Sadly, King Manuel I died before construction ever began.
In Azul: Summer Pavilion, players return to Portugal to accomplish the task that never began. As a master artisan, you must use the finest materials to create the summer pavilion while carefully avoiding wasting supplies. Only the best will rise to the challenge to honor the Portuguese royal family.
Elegant, graceful, and refined – that’s how you should design your Japanese garden! Careful planning and watchful eyes are needed as you tend your garden. Only by skillfully placing stones, bushes, trees, ponds and pagodas on multiple levels can a player become the best garden designer of the season. Think you’ve got it figured out? Try one of the five included expansions!
It's a manufacturing arms race! Compete against other players as you try to build the most efficient set of factories in the shortest time. You must carefully manage your blueprints, train your workers, and manufacture as many goods as possible in order to achieve industrial dominance!
In Fantastic Factories, you race to manufacture the most goods or build the most prestigious buildings. There are elements of dice rolling, worker placement, engine building, resource management, tableau building, simultaneous play, and some card drafting.
Burgle your way to adventure in the deck-building board game Clank! Sneak into an angry dragon's mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for your deck and watch your thievish abilities grow.
Be quick and be quiet. One false step and CLANK! Each careless sound draws the attention of the dragon, and each artifact stolen increases its rage. You can enjoy your plunder only if you make it out of the depths alive!
Small World is a fun, zany, light-hearted civilization game! In Small World, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all. Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs, humans, and more who all use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth.
Picking the right combination from the 14 different fantasy races and 20 unique special powers, players rush to expand their empires—often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory!
In a high tower, an Alchemist prepares potions, using vials filled with otherworldly fluids. In a sacred grove, a Druid grinds herbs for a mystical ritual. In the catacombs, a Necromancer summons a bone dragon... Welcome to the world of Res Arcana!
Each player is a mage vying for power against their rivals, each with a personal deck of just eight artifacts to work with. Can you use them efficiently to claim monuments and places of power before your rivals seize them? Life, Death, Elan, Calm, and Gold are the essences that fuel the art of magic. Choose your mage, gather essences, craft unique artifacts, and use them to summon dragons, conquer places of power, and achieve victory!
The entire world has changed. Alternate realities have appeared; time has become malleable. Humanity has profited from an era of limitless prosperity... and discovered untold dangers.In T.I.M.E Stories, you and your peers take on the roles of agents traveling though time and space to repair the temporal faults that endanger our entire reality. Should you fail your first attempt at a mission, you'll have to repeat it, but fortunately you'll have your experience and knowledge to aid you the second time around.
This innovative, cooperative board game plunges you into mysterious locations that you can only come to know through your explorations. Each deck composes a single, complete, challenging scenario that takes place in a specific time and reality away from that of the T.I.M.E. Agency. Each scenario asks you to take on a unique role suited to its reality, and each features its own original game mechanics, art, and graphic design.
Marvel Champions: The Card Game sees players taking on the roles of the iconic heroes of the Marvel universe as they try to stop infamous villains from enacting their devious schemes.
Each game sees the players selecting both their hero, and a scenario consisting of a unique villain and evil scheme. Each villain has multiple forms, shifting the momentum and rules of the fight as the heroes race to defeat them. Let the villain's scheme advance too far, and the heroes will lose the game. However, if you can fight through the villains various forms and thwart them with a combination of teamwork, skill, and luck, your team of heroes will emerge as champions!
In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. Giant corporations, sponsored by the World Government on Earth, initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level, and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable.
In Terraforming Mars, you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process. However, you must compete for prestige which is awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system.
Spirit Island is a cooperative, settler-destruction strategy game for 1 to 4 players designed by R. Eric Reuss and set in an alternate-history world around A.D. 1700. Players are different spirits of the land, each with their own unique elemental powers, forced to defend their island home from colonizing Invaders spreading blight and destruction. Work with your fellow spirits and the Dahan (local islanders) to increase your power and drive the invading colonists from your island in this deep and complex area-control game!