Button Shy Games continues to expand it’s wallet series of games with it’s latest entry, a two player worker placement style game called Ahead in the Clouds.
The citizens of the Empacta skies long for the days where everyone, not just the wealthy, can ditch their masks and breathe the precious air that they call their home. As an industrialist, you will collect dust particles from the air and water vapor from the clouds to convert to hydrogen and oxygen.
By collecting, converting and selling these precious resources, you can provide your family with the breathing room that you need to keep your business afloat and go home at night knowing you made a difference to the world with fresh air.
With this backdrop you will take various actions in this game by collecting resources, water and rock, and converting them into other resources, Oxygen and Hydrogen, to fulfill contracts. The more contracts you fulfill the better off you will be, and in the end the one with the most contracts will be the winner. But plan wisely, because every so often the blimps will come by to tax you for some resources, and they don’t care if you have enough or not because they will take what they need. After 8 rounds of the game the winner is determined based on who has fulfilled more contracts.
The game looks great and has some innovative ideas on how to do worker placement with the constantly changing and rearranging “board”. Cost for the base game is only $10, with a $13 pledge level to include tokens and character cards to bring some asymmetry to the game. If this sounds like something you would like then head on over to the campaign page to pledge for your copy today.