New from Level 99 games in January 2017 comes Anansi, an abstract strategy pattern building game, and Tomb Trader, a light real time adventure game.
Anansi and the Box of Stories is an abstract strategy game for 2 to 4 players inspired by Tibetan sand mandalas and named after a mythic spider from African folk tales. In it players take on the roles of archetypal animals drawing cards and attempting to keep the web pattern secret from the other players. Each turn players place a stone on the intersections of the grid and attempt to recreate the web pattern on their own card. Once a move is made, it cannot be undone. If two player’s webs overlap, it then becomes a race to see who can capture those intersections first. Points are scored based on the alignment of the stones and whether they coincide with your web or your opponent’s. Once all stones have been placed, the game ends. Each game is about 30 minutes. Whoever has the most points wins.
Also from Level 99 comes Tomb Trader. A real time light adventure game where you join an archaeological excavation team. In this game however, your not in it to revel in the days of old or to rebuild history, your goal is simply to become rich! Each round players go head to head to sneak into the tomb and be the most cunning, quick, and bountiful in smuggling out their loot. After 6 or 7 rounds of exploring and stuffing their pockets, players have one minute to divide the treasure up between everyone in their same section. If in that time all players cannot come to an agreement, all treasure is lost! Tomb Trader plays 3-6 players in 5-10 minutes and is ideal for ages 6 and up.