Friday, January 13, 2012

Game Profile: Sleeping Queens

A royally rousing card game.


Mechanics Card Drafting
Theme Royalty
Publication Gamewright, 2005
Ages 8+
Time 20
Players 2 - 5
Description

Rise and Shine! The Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen and 10 of their closest friends have fallen under a sleeping spell and it's your job to wake them up. Use strategy, quick thinking and a little luck to rouse these napping nobles from their royal slumbers.

Twelve queens with various point values will lie sleeping (face down) in the center of the play area.  Each turn players will play a card from their hand and perform it's action or choose to discard cards, then conclude by drawing cards to get their hand back to 5 cards. Play a knight to steal a queen or take a chance on a juggling jester.  But watch out for wicked potions and dastardly dragons!

Some arithmetic comes into play as your hand will collect number cards that have no other purpose than to clutter it.  On your turn you can discard either a pair of identical numbers or 3 or more cards that make an addition equation such as the numbers 2, 3, and 5.  You can discard all three since 2 + 3 = 5.  At the end of your turn remember to draw cards to get your hand back to 5 cards.

You can choose one of two ways to end the game: 1) when a player has collected 5 awakened queens or 50 points worth of awakened queens or 2) when there are no more Sleeping Queens left in the center play area and whoever has the most points wins.

This kids card game promotes memory development, strategy, and elementary arithmetic skills.

Awards: Dr. Toy - Smart Play Smart Toy




We have an open copy of Sleeping Queens available in our Demo Games Library for you come in and try.



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