The Wood Games is currently running a Kickstarter to fund Neko Harbour: The Card Game. In the game, players will attempt to visit as many artic islands as possible, by using various cards, in order to see the most penguins. Neko Harbour: The Card Game is for two to four players, ages 12+, and plays in 45 to 60 minutes. You can reserve a copy of the game for a $30.00 pledge through October 20th. Expected delivery is January 2021.
From The Wood:
Neko Harbour: The Card Game is reimplemented from A Pleasant Journey to Neko, which is a dice strategy game released in 2018. Neko Harbour: The Card Game keeps the spirit of the game and tries to access more players with its simpler and faster game play.
You have arrived at Neko Harbour and are planning to travel around the Antarctic Peninsula to see different kinds of penguins — and perhaps other creatures as well. Travel in the Antarctic is not easy, however, and for some trips, you even need a license to get in.
Neko Harbour: The Card Game is a strategy card game for 2-4 players. Each game lasts two periods, and each period comes with a mid-game scoring. Each period consists of two phases: the drafting phase and the action phase.
During the drafting phase, players take cards from the display until they have six cards in hand.
During the action phase, players take turns playing a card from hand to build a preparation line until all cards have been played. With these cards, players can get resources, move ships, trigger special actions, and (probably) take free actions.
The most intriguing part of the game is that players need to build the preparation line with cards and create ideal combinations between the cards as cards create a hub that provides players with a bonus when ships arrive at it. Additionally, players should acquire enough licenses for their journey to go smoothly. After two periods, the player who has the most penguin points wins and is clearly the one who saw the most penguins in the Antarctic.