WizKids is releasing the board game Yosemite this week. In the game, players take on the roles of dueling photographers aiming to win the annual photo contest at the national park. Yosemite is for two players, ages 12+, plays in 20 to 30 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $29.99.
About the game:
Welcome to the Annual Yosemite National Park photo contest. It’s time for you to show off your skills! Take the best pictures of our beautiful park and impress our judges to with the title of “Photographer of the Year!”
Yosemite is a fast-paced, competitive strategy game for two players based on the landmarks of Yosemite National Park. In this game, you’ll travel through the park, take pictures of the animals and the landmarks, and go camping and fishing. Be the one who impresses the judges the most (scores the most points) in order to win the coveted title of “Photographer of the Year.”
Each turn, you’ll move your photographer one space in any direction, or more, according to that animal on your tile! These movements are all thematic to the specific animal, and dangerous animals can move your opponent as well! For example the Red Fox’s agility lets you move one, two, or three spaces, changing direction on the way, while the Cougar moves one direction, right to the edge of the board, knocking your opponent if they’re in the way. You’ll also collect that animal tile after using their movement, which you can use for photo cards and bonuses!
It’s a tense back and forth as you and your opponent maneuver for the best positions and the best photos, try to impress the judges, and fight over the best campsites and landmarks. With strategic movement and a variety of ways to score, Yosemite is fast and challenging, keeping you and your opponent on your toes as you explore the beautiful park.