Saturday, June 15, 2013

Game Profile: Seasons

The greatest wizards of the kingdom have gathered at the heart of the Argos forest.

Mechanics Card Drafting, Dice Rolling
Theme Fantasy
Publication Asmodee, 2012
Ages 14+
Time 60
Players 2-4

Seasons combines some cool custom dice, a deck of powerhouse cards and a combination of familiar mechanics to deliver an intense and enjoyable 60-minute game.

Players are dealt 9 cards each from which they will go through a drafting phase of selecting one card and passing the remainder cards to the player to their left.  This process is continued until each player has a custom hand of 9 cards.   Next each player will divide their hand of 9 cards into 3 sets of 3 that will be played in year 1, 2, and 3.  The start of every turn begins with a roll of one of four sets of custom dice that represent the seasons and where the face of each dice is made up of one or more symbols.  Each player selects a die and collects energy resource tokens, crystals (victory points), additional summoning abilities, additional power cards, or transmuting abilities as designated by the die symbols.  Players summon power cards of magical items or familiars to help them acquire energy tokens and/or crystals, and change the course of the game with their effects.  Energy tokens representing air, fire, earth, and water are needed to pay the cost to summon your power cards or they can be transmuted into crystals.

At the end of the game the number of crystals a player has accumulated is added to the point values of all of their power cards that were summoned to determine the winner.  All you have to do is manage a card draft phase, dice selection, and multiple card combinations throughout the 4 seasons of 3 years to be the winner.

We have an open copy of Seasons available for you to come in and try while you are here.

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