In the late 1840s, thousands of pioneers headed out West to seek wealth and opportunity. Many of these brave souls traveled by wagon over the Sierra Nevada mountain range, into what would soon become the Golden State of California. In the game Sierra West, you are an expedition leader who must guide a party of rough-and-ready pioneers?employing a clever mix of strategy and tactics with each step.
Sierra West comes with four sets of special cards and parts, each of which can be combined with the game's basic components to create a unique mode of play. During setup, the players choose a mode, then build a mountain of overlapping cards with the corresponding deck. Each mode adds new thematic content, alternate paths to victory, and interesting twists on the core mechanics.
The four included modules are:
Sierra West can be set up and played in under an hour, often leaving people with the desire to play it again right away?especially to explore the other modes! It is a highly thematic Eurogame that offers a truly novel and satisfying spin on action-programming, worker-placement, and deck-building.
Includes solo mode by D vid Turczi.
Teotihuacan is bustling with action! The city is ever expanding and growing, drawing inhabitants from nearby areas to make Teotihuacan their new home. A glorious new temple has just been constructed, attracting local governors to seek the blessings of the gods as they continue to build and decorate the city. With the rapid progress also come new challenges, as the influx of people and activity demand adaptability to the seasons of change.
Late Preclassic Period is a modular expansion which introduces several new options to enrich and expand the game experience. Asymmetrical player powers give each player a unique benefit. A prestigious fourth temple allows unlocking of permanent powerful abilities, while being much more difficult to advance on. Variable effects impact each season and eclipse. New engineering techniques and renewed plans for beautifying the central Pyramid of the Sun offer fresh challenges and possibilities. All modules are compatible with one another and can be enjoyed together or individually. NOTE: This is an expansion for Teotihuacan: City of Gods. A copy of the base game is required to play.
Outwit your opponents to gather resources from the four elements ? air, earth, fire, and water ? in order to invigorate your world building power and create the grandest of grand worlds! World Shapers is a card drafting game in which 1?4 players compete for elemental source materials in order to create and shape new worlds! Over the course of just a few rounds, you must carefully draft the necessary cards, outwit your opponents, and take advantage of powerful synergies. Utilize power crystals to enhance previously collected cards.
Each turn you must choose one card from those available to you and either add it to your collection, exchange it for a different card from the common pool, or discard the card to gain a power crystal. At the end of the final round, plays score their cards by adding the creation points provided by each card in their collection.