45m - 60m
2 - 5 Players
Games using the line drawing mechanic involve the drawing of lines in one way or another. Lines may be used to connect objects as in Sprouts, to isolate objects, or to create areas as in the classic Dots and Dashes, also known as Square-it.
Some board games incorporate elements of role playing. It can be that players control a character that improves over time. It can also be a game that encourages or inspires storytelling.
Players: 6-8 (8) Time: 45–60 Min Categories: Deduction Fighting Nautical Real-time Mechanisms: Grid Movement Line Drawing Partnerships Role Playing Secret Unit Deployment Simulation Simultaneous Action Selection
One of my favorite games ever for a large group as this game EXCELS with the full compliment of eight players. I could see it being almost as fun with six or seven as the Captain and First Mate positions can be combined without too much confusion. A genuine hit for large gaming groups and quick enough that you can randomize role selection and let everyone have a go at each position in a session lasting an hour or just over.
This is an impressive piece of workmanship that works much better than I expected. Even drawing lines with an erasable marker was an intense activity here. I admire the people who played six games back-to-back - after one, I am pretty exhausted already, but the game itself plays quickly and remains tense throughout. Not sure about replayability, and the necessity to get 8 people together is an obstacle for this getting too many plays, but I am quite eager to try the roles I haven't played yet.