Deep Water Games is a new company debuting on Kickstarter, and they are making a splash by announcing their partnership with EmperorS4, as well as funding their latest game, Herbalism. Herbalism is a deduction game where you are trying to figure out what ingredients are needed in order to cure the pandemic ravaging the area. At the start of the game you will remove two of the 14 ingredients games from the game, and then deal out the remaining cards to the other players. From there it is now up to you to use the various actions on the table to gather information to figure out the cure. You can trade cards where you give one color and receive another in return, give someone a color to find out how many of another color they have, and ask for different combinations of cards. Although you will be getting most of the information, other players will be getting some as because color choice is picked openly on the board, so don’t give away too much info. When you think you know the cure you can make your guess, if others believe you know the cure they can follow to score points as well. If you are correct you get 3 points and the round ends, but if you are wrong you are out for the round and play continues until eithr everyone is wrong, or someone gets it right. You will keep playing until someone reaches 7 points as there are other ways to gain and lose points throughout the game. In total a game should take between 15 to 30 minutes so this would be a good addition in any game night.
A base pledge of only $19 will get you this filler game, but if you go all in with $59, you will not only get this game, but also Shadows in Kyoto, Crows Overkill, and Hanzi. So if you are a fan of EmperorS4 games, or looking for a light deduction game to fill some time, check out this Kickstarter today.