Posted by James (admin) on 8th November 2011
Tournay is a card-based game where players aim to score the most prestige points (PPs) by building their own town. It’s by the same designers as Troyes (which was why I pre-ordered a copy) but, whilst it uses the same art style as Troyes and a couple of similar-ish elements, Tournay is very different to Troyes and not the card game version of it at all.
In the middle of the table are 9 decks of cards – levels 1, 2 & 3 in colours red, white and yellow. The cards are buildings and characters – buildings can be activated to use their abilities; whereas, characters have effects when buildings are placed or triggered in the same row/column as the character card. For example a character card may earn a player cash when they activate a white building. Whilst you can build over placed cards, as your town can only be 3×3 in size, it is plain from the start that you need to find a good balance between buildings and characters and place them so they have synergy. Read the rest of this entry »