There is a card game we have been enjoyed recently called Fleet. If you haven’t played it yet, it’s a strategic game about running a fishing operation up in the Arctic Ocean. Think Deadliest Catch, but not limited to crab. Anyway, it’s a lot of fun and I’d highly recommend checking it out. For our newest Kickstarter of the Week, the brains behind Fleet are back with a brand new card game. Designers Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback have come up with a fast paced, simultaneous bidding game called Eggs and Empires.
The game seems very easy to learn and also has a good amount of depth for such a quick playing game. I should also mention that I’m a big fan of the artwork too. So what is Eggs and Empires about? Let’s have a look.
From the Kickstarter Page:
Eggs and Empires is a fast-playing card game in which players will use matching decks of Empire Cards that contain Adventurers numbered 1-10. On each turn, all players will select one card from their hand and play it simultaneously in an attempt to collect Good Eggs that are worth VP while avoiding the nasty Exploding Eggs that lose VP!
Typically, the player who played the highest Adventurer chooses an Egg first, then the player with the second highest Adventurer picks an Egg, and so on until all revealed Eggs are collected. Ah, but it’s not that simple! Each Adventurer has a unique power that can affect the order in which Eggs are selected. The powers interact in strategic and awesome ways so that every hand is exciting and different.
I’m pretty excited to give this one a try. I think that the game falls into the “easy to learn, difficult to master” category, which is a good thing. The game almost has a Libertalia feel to it, which we also enjoy here at BGQ HQ. If you’d like to become a backer, a $16 pledge will get you a copy of the game and all stretch goals. Eggs and Empires is scheduled to be in backers hands in November of 2014 and you have until Wednesday, May 14th to become a backer. So head over today and check it out.