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MAGE Company would like to announce two new additions to their “Family Zone” line of party games for friends and family, Carrotia and The Cohort.

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CARROTIA

Carrot supplies are getting low and the rabbits must brave the wilds to collect enough to feed the colony! Time is short, the pathways long and the birds are circling overhead, looking for easy prey.

In Carrotia, players work together collaboratively to build three different mazes of increasing size.  One of the players is the Master Rabbit, whose job is to dash from entrance to exit within a specific number of moves, as outlined by the current mission card.  As he does so, he will be scooping up precious carrots while avoiding the owl, hawk and other birds as they swoop low over the zones, causing mayhem and mischief.  The other players take on the role of supportive rabbits, lending their unique special abilities to assist the team and and thwart the hungry predators.

Carrotia is for 1-6 players, and includes the following components:

  • 40 tiles (70x70mm)
  • 3 hourglasses (30, 60, 90)
  • 27 quest cards (70x70mm)
  • 6 character cards (70x70mm)
  • 6 bird tokens
  • 30 carrot tokens
  • 2 arrow tokens
  • 1 wooden rabbit
  • 6 custom dice
  • 1 Ruleset

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THE COHORT

It is time to polish your armor and sharpen your sword, for mighty Caesar has called for his legions to assemble.  So snap them into line as quickly as you can, disrupt the plans of your fellow commanders and show Caesar that your Legion is the greatest in all the Empire.

In The Cohort, players must race to be the first to assemble a Legion and show Caesar you are the greatest of his commanders.  Each Legion is made up of 3 different Cohorts and seven different types of units: Praetorians, Catapults, Centurions, Sagittarii, Equites, Legionaries and Velites.  Each turn, players draw two cards, keep one and give the other to another player.  This card can be kept in hand, or triggered to create a Cohort.  Until a Cohort is complete, however, their rowdy behavior works against the recruiting player.

The Cohort includes the following components:

• 6 Primus Pilus cards

• 18 Praetorian cards
• 18 Centurion cards
• 18 Catapult cards
• 24 Sagittarii cards
• 24 Equites cards
• 30 Legionary cards
• 30 Velites cards

• 1 Rulebook

Both games feature brief play times and are accessible to ages 8 and up.  You can learn more about Carrotia and The Cohort by visiting the MAGE Company website.

Image from www.dailyworkerplacement.com/

Image from www.dailyworkerplacement.com/

The Daily Worker Placement has conducted a series of surveys of board gamers, and their second survey asked questions pertaining to the people that gamers’ play with.  As a premise for the survey, The Daily Worker Placement stated that “much of the importance of board gaming [a]s a hobby is the fact [that] it gets us playing with our friends, family, and even strangers. Games are a unique way to mediate the world and to have fun with other folks at the same time.”

A basic summary of the results is as follows:

  • Do you have a gaming partner?  79.2% YES
  • Do you game with family members?  Nearly 75% YES
  • Do you play games solo?  Nearly 45% YES
  • Outside of family, who do you play games with?  85.8% FRIENDS

Other results revealed that most people game between 6-10 hours per week, and that most people find time and life responsibilities of various kinds prevent them from playing as much as they’d like.

For the entire results of the survey, see the full article here.