Latest Wallet Game from Button Shy Games is on Kickstarter
November 3, 2016 - 1:09pm
Button Shy Games continues to expand their micro game library with another entry, this time a 4X game called Universal Rule. In this game there are 17 planet cards, you will use these cards in several ways to explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate. Exploring is easy and just involves you drawing a card from the deck, to expand you just play a planet from your hand, paying the cost of the planet in credits. Exploit has you collecting the income from each of your planets, and exterminate has you using planets you have played down and in your hand to attack other players. While this sounds easy, there are some wrinkles in doing these actions that make this game unique. First is that you can follow any player's action, but the cost for following that action is set by the active player, meaning the cost will vary from turn to turn. Another interesting aspect is that everyone is involved when an attack happens, where other players not involved can play planet cards as fleet assistance on either the attacker or defender. Then once all the dust settlers, they will reap rewards/penalties based on who they sided with and who was the victor. First person to a set number of VPs is the winner. The game looks good, and the multi-use cards are a great touch to the game, allowing for a small set of cards to be used lots of different ways. As usual there are some upgrade packs you can get which will include trackers for credits and even alien cards that will inhabit certain planets. Even if you get both upgrades, the price for this game is still only $16, a steal for a game promising 30-45 minutes of fun for 3-5 players. Head over to the campaign page to pledge for your own copy.