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English Edition of Small Islands Arrives This Summer

The European tile laying game is hitting the States

Small Islands (MushrooM Games/Lucky Duck Games)This summer MushrooM Games and Lucky Duck Games are teaming to bring an English language edition of Small Islands to North America. In the game, designed by Alexis Allard, players take on the roles of  exploders discovering islands in a new archipelago. Small Islands is for one to four players, ages 8+, plays in around 30 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $34.99 when it arrives in Q3.

About the game:

Small Islands is a tile-placement game in which you are daring explorers discovering a magnificent archipelago. Its islands are brimming with natural resources but also temples from an ancient and mysterious civilization. Brave adventurers, bring back to your clan wealth & prestige!

A game is played in maximum 4 Rounds. At the beginning of each Round, each player secretly picks an Objective Card out of three cards. And in turn, players draw and place a Landscape Tile out of the 5 available (2 in hand, and 3 on the table). At a certain point, another option becomes available: placing a Ship Tile. When this tile is placed, in turn, all players place Houses on the islands and earn Prestige Points according to their Objective. Then players start a new Round. When the game ends, players receive additional points for their Ship Tiles.

In Advanced Mode, Objectives are split in 2 types of cards which allows you to create your own objectives amongst many combinations.

There is also a Solo Mode, innovative for its mechanics as well as for the very concept of a solo mode in a tile-placement game. We gave it an AI with a personality and different behaviors.

Small Islands offers you even more surprises, hidden at its heart.

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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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