Alienation is a quick card drafting game for two to four players that is now up on Kickstarter. The game plays in under 20 minutes and mixes the drafting and card scoring rules of games like Sushi Go!, but adds a spatial element and some player interaction. There are three rounds and in each round you will draw up a hand of cards, you will pick a card and then pass on the remaining, you will do this until you have 8 cards in your hand and thus ends the drafting phase. The next phase has you playing all those cards around either your own sun or an opponent’s sun. After all cards are played you then score for the round and then clean up for the next round. Most points at the end of the three rounds wins. The scoring is what makes things interesting because each card type scores differently, for example, sleepies will score a point each, unless they are next to rowdies then they score nothing. Friendlies earn you a point for each while meanies deduct a point for each and matchies will score you 5 points if you have an even number of them. There are more but I think you get the picture.
Alienation looks like a fun drafting game that looks to feel different enough to be able to co-exist with other small box drafting games. Plus the alien art on this game looks wonderful and the entry point of $18 means that is costs what a small box game should. You can head over to the campaign page to check it out and pledge for your own copy.