Z-man Games has announced a new game called, Miaui (MEOW-ee), from designer Bruno Faidutti. The theme is based on anthropomorphic cats fishing in a lagoon. Miaui appears to be a light, family-friendly card game for 3-6 players aged 8 and up.
“As the tide changes on the island of Miaui, it’s time for the fishing festival! Dive into the depths to catch the most valuable fish for the evening feast.”
Miaui is played over twelve rounds. Each player has a hand of cards, numbered from one to twelve. The number on the card represents how deep you are willing to dive in the lagoon when you play it. In the center of the table there are three cards which represent the available catch for a given round. The “catch” can range from valuable fish to negative jelly fish. Each round players choose one card from their hand and simultaneously reveal their choice. The highest card played dives deepest in the lagoon to get the card at the bottom, whereas, the lowest played card takes the top card.