Asmodee would like to proudly announce Final Touch, a card-based game of forged masterpieces and artistic sabotage.  

In Final Touch, two to four aspiring artists race to be the first to earn $25 by putting the final touch of paint on a forged painting. While you and your opponents may not be the next Picasso, you are all eager to make your mark on the art world, even as clever forgers. Watch your back though, because it’s about to get messy!

Each turn of the game presents players with a choice: either Improve the painting (represented by a face up Masterpiece card) or Smear it.  When Improving a painting, players will play Touch of Color cards to match the colors on the Masterpiece card.  When Smearing a painting, players choose a Touch of Color card, place it next to the active Masterpiece card that does not depict that color–essentially mismatching colors with the painting.  

Players work to complete the Masterpieces and earn money from the works without being the last to Smear the painting.  The first player to earn $25 is the winner.

Final Touch plays with 2 or 3 players, or a team of 4 and plays in about 30 minutes.  For more information, see the product page on the Asmodee web site.

starving artists

There’s no question: the life of a paint-by-cube artist is hard. What little money you do earn is invested right back into paint and canvases. Without that paint and those canvases, you won’t be able to follow your dream of becoming a famous artist. Being a starving artist is a constant struggle.

Fairway 3 Games would like to announce their Kickstarter project, Starving Artists, an award-winning board game in which players are paint-by-cube artists trying to become famous before they run out of food.  The game is a contest winner on The Game Crafter, and features some of the world’s most beautiful works of art.

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Gameplay involves blind-drafting and resource-management, in which players complete masterpieces using transparent cubes while attempting to feed themselves and stay alive, and hopefully becoming famous artists.

The following is an excerpt from the Kickstarter gameplay summary:

Starving Artists is played over a series of turns. Each turn represents a new day. On each day, you must choose between: buying new canvases, painting the canvases you already own, or working in order to get more paint. If at the end of the day, you’ve completed a masterpiece, you can sell it to earn more paint and food. If you don’t spend your days efficiently, you won’t be able to feed yourself, and you’ll have to give up on your dreams. 

The game is for 1-4 players ages 12 and up and requires approximately 20 minutes per player to play.  For more information and to support this Kickstarter, visit the Kickstarter page here.