Ben Goldman

North Star Studios has announced its next release, Paint the Roses, designed by Ben Goldman, who was also on the design team behind North Star’s Oceans. Paint the Roses, which was originally web published, plays 2-5 players, ages 11 and up, in less than an hour.

Paint the Roses is a cooperative deduction game with a Wonderland theme. The players are gardeners in the Queen of Hearts garden attempting to figure out how to decorate the queen’s garden, but she really does not care. All the Queen cares about is beheading people! The players must avoid losing their heads by figuring out what the Queen wants. The designer is working on tweaks to the game where the players will be able to solicit help from the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, or Cheshire Cat to escape the castle.

North Star Studios will be demoing the game over the next several months at the following conventions:

  • SHUX: Oct 4th – 6th
  • TableTop Network: Nov 18th – 19th
  • BGG Con: Nov 20th – 21st
  • PAX Unplugged: Dec 6th – 8th

No official release date for the game has been announced, but for more information on the game, take a look here.