Posted by James (admin) on 15th October 2014
In addition to Aquasphere, Stefan Feld is releasing La Isla which looks to be a light eurogame with an interesting card game mechanic.
Players get 3 cards each round, and they secretly allocate one card to each of the 1st, 2nd and 4th action phases before they start resolving them. Each card shows 3 different elements which relate to each of the different phases during the round.
The card in the 1st phase is used for the special ability shown on it – these abilities can be used for the rest of the game, although there’s only room for 3 so these cards start to cover-up existing ones. The card in the 2nd phase is used to gain the specific resource shown on the card.
The 3rd phase is where the players perform the main action of the round (which doesn’t use a card). Players spend resources to place/move one of your explorer figures to a region in the jungle (and taking an animal tile and scoring victory points (VPs) if a region is completed surrounded by explorers. Read the rest of this entry »