This February, a new game is coming from Z-Man Games, containing lots of secrets yet to be revealed inside its smiling, totem themed box.
Designed by Florian Racky and Marc Klemer, and illustrated by Dennis Lahausen, Haleakala is a family-friendly 2-player game that is brightly colored, easy to learn, and fast paced. Here is Z-Man’s description of the game:
In this game, players take on the role of Makuakane and his son, Keiki, who cherish the goal of honoring their ancestors’ tradition by offering totems to the Sun, hoping it’ll ease its fury and preserve peace on the island. Each opponent will try to score points by erecting as many totems as possible around a dangerous volcano that threatens to erupt at any moment, ruining all of your hard work… but there’s more!
There’s usually a lot of cool things to do on any island, and Haleakala doesn’t differ with tons of sea food to fish, butterflies to catch and precious shells to collect among many other activities. It won’t be long before you realize all the depth and the different strategies you could elaborate to cumulate the most points in this original worker placement game.