Fluttering Souls, a 2-player butterfly themed set collection game
Fluttering Souls from Good Games Publishing is an abstract card game where the players score points from the different set of butterflies they have collected. The game is played over 3-5 rounds, and the player who scores the highest points in each round earns a white butterfly token. The player who collects three while butterfly tokens first is the winner.
Fluttering Souls is based on a Japanese legend that butterflies carried messages from departed loved ones.
Five different types of butterflies are represented on 21 cards. Each butterfly has a different rarity and point value based on the number of butterflies of that type collected. The cards are arrayed on the table in overlapping layers, some face up and some face down, according to the set-up diagram. Players take turn selected available card (a card that does not have another card overlapping it) until all the cards are taken. Collections are scored and the winner is awarded a white token. For each subsequent round, the cards are reshuffled and set-up according to the new layout card drawn at the end of the round. There are 15 different layout cards, so the strategy to collect butterflies will always change. Each layout also only supports 19 cards, so two hidden butterfly cards are not in play.
Fluttering Souls plays 2 players, ages 13+, in 15-20 minutes. Contents include 21 Butterfly Cards, 15 Layout Cards, 5 Butterfly Tokens, and Rules. Look for Fluttering Souls at your friendly local game store Q3 2019.