Ares Games Divinity Derby on Kickstarter
March 2, 2017 - 10:48pm
Get ready to place your bets on legendary mythic creatures in the fast-playing game, Divinity Derby! Published by Ares Games and designed by Carlo A. Rossi, Divinity Derby is a fun and challenging game of racing and betting for 3 to 6 players, ages 10 and up. While attending a party on Mount Olympus, an argument breaks out about which legendary flying creature is the fastest, the slowest, and even which would get disqualified in a race? Using dirty tricks, godly powers, twists of fate, and the capricious judgement of Zeus, players will manipulate a series of three races to determine the final winner of the Divinity Derby. The game uses an innovative card-sharing draft mechanic where each player plays cards from two hands that are shared with each neighbor. Intelligent betting occurs as you deduce what your neighbors may be doing and make informed guesses about what will happen in the race. You will be conspiring with or against your neighbor as you play cards from the same holder as they do. You win the game by placing good bets, but you can try to bend the will of fate to fit your plan. Choosing whether to play a card for its high or low value is a simple, but critical choice that will make all the difference in the outcome of the race. Divinity Derby has great production values, and includes six gorgeous miniatures (beautifully modeled by master sculptor Bob Naismith) that are each carefully hand-painted in the Deluxe edition of the game. For more information, please visit the Divinity Derby Kickstarter page.