”At the totem 3 steps from the pirate flag, there be diamonds.”
What is the game about?
You play a pirate searching for a treasure. You choose the map and the clues yourself but you are not alone on the island.
How do you win?
The winner is the pirate who finds the most valuable treasures.
How do you play?
The cards of the game has two faces, a map face and a clue face. The game is played in 2 phases.
In the map phase, you play cards either as map cards to an island or as clue cards to your hand. The map cards tell you the terrain of island and the clue cards tell you where the treasures are in relation to the terrain. You may only play two of your cards as clue cards so choose them wisely!
You also play 1 pirate flag to serve as a starting point. The sooner you play it, the sooner you get to start the next phase!
In the treasure phase, you take turns to move from any pirate flag. If you find a map card that matches any of your clue cards, you exchange the clue card with the map card and take 1 treasure. But hurry, other pirates may beat you to the treasure!
The game ends when a round is completed without any found treasures.
What makes the game special?
The triple action mechanic provide both spatial and temporal challenges. Where do you build the optimal treasure hunt route? When do you commit starting points (flags) and ending points (clues)? How do you take advantage of the opponents' played cards?
The game also comes with a solo version but even if you are alone on the island, the treasure is hard to find!
|Designer||Nova Suecia Games|
|Publish Date||January 13, 2018|
|Primary Mechanic||Hand Management|
|If You Like||Forbidden Island|
|More Info||Find the Treasure! - The Card Game web site|