Goblin Toboggan at Metatopia
Goblin Toboggan made the rounds at Metatopia, thanks to the incredible on-going support of Curt Covert of Smirk and Dagger games.
The feedback seems to indicate we are moving in the right direction, but that there is room for some improvement. As a result the cards are being revised for added clarity and added fun. Rules are also being adjusted with a focus on the backstabbing, stick it to your opponent, elements that make the game enjoyable.
With only days until the UnPub mini in San Diego I am working quick to have some changes in place for the next round of testing.
Working Title: Fabregé Chickens
What is it about?
Before the famous jeweled imperial eggs could exist there had to be famous imperial chickens who consumed just the right combination of seed that has been fortified with precious metal and gems. Players (the chickens) must strategically roll their dice, and use their actions to navigate the field collecting seed (resource cubes) to make sets that will adorn their eggs for maximum value. After 6 days of feeding the chicken who lays the most valuable egg will win the day, and avoid being Sunday dinner!
How it works:
The game involves frantic, timed, dice rolling and re-rolling. The outcome of the dice rolls determines which actions are available for you to take this day. Actions include movement, activating rows or columns of the board, and pecks. The chicken with the most pecks moves first (i.e. pecking order), and peck dice can be spent to push other chickens around.
Each player has an egg board where they place the feed cubes they collect into spaces indicated to make matched color sets. A complete set is worth points, and a cube that cannot be placed is worth negative points. 6 rounds of play are completed before the final score is tallied.