New from Breaking Games, 4 the Birds

June 20, 2016 - 11:54am
fourthebirds comp Breaking Games, who have published games like The Game of 49 and Letter Tycoon, have released a new family game called 4 the Birds.  This game take the classic 4-in-a-row win condition and adds some interesting twists so it's not just a game of who messes up first, these come in the form of action cards, a pecking order, and non-player pawns.  To play you will roll two dice of your choice, there are d10s and d8s, and whatever the result is you can either place or move a bird to that coordinate, alternatively you can play an action card to modify things to a better outcome.  The pecking order comes in when you try to move into a space that is already occupied, then you check handy rock, paper, scissors type wheel on the board to see who comes out on top.  And last are the non-player pawns, one is the hawk which causes birds around it to scatter, and the crow which has priority over everything in the pecking order so you can't move into a space occupied by a crow.  First person to get 4 of their birds either in a straight line or a 2x2 square is the winner. The game sounds interesting enough and was a finalist on Tabletop Deathmatch so it can't be all bad, you can check out the game on the Breaking Games site.