Tybor the Builder, set in the Kingdom of Longsdale like in Oh My Goods, is a card game where you are using cards for multiple purposes. In the game you will have a hand of 5 cards that you can play as a worker, discard as a builder, or play as a citizen. If you play it as a worker then the value of the card is all that matters and will stay in front of you in your tableau until they are used. If you discard the card as a builder you will build one of the buildings in the public display, discarding enough workers to equal the strength needed to build the building. This is important because it is the buildings that will give you points in order to win the game. Finally if you play the card as a citizen you will benefit from the special power that the card has. After a set number of rounds and playing and drawing the game will end and whoever has the most points is the winner. Also included in the game are chapter goals which represent different parts of Tybor’s life that can be included to give more variety to the game through additional scoring chances.
Tybor the Builder – On Behalf of the King adds in three new modules to the game, adding more variety and replayability. In the King Class module you will find orders, similar to the chapter goals of the base game, that can be fulfilled in order to earn more points. In The Councilmen module you have a new type of citizen that can settle in your town, and he will score you a point for each set of different colored perks that you have at the end of the game. And finally there is The Mystery module, this adds in mystery stones that at the end of the game count as a wild symbol for scoring. Add all three or just a couple into the game to help change things up and refresh the game. Look for the game to be released in October of this year on Lookout Games’ website, but if you happen to be going to Essen you will be able to snag a copy there as well. Check out the Lookout Games site (German language) for more information.