30m - 45m
2 - 5 Players
Card drafting games are games in which players pick cards from a limited subset, such as a common pool, to gain some advantage (immediate or longterm) or to assemble hands of cards that are used to meet objectives within the game.
Pattern Building is a system where players place game components in specific patterns in order to gain specific or variable game results. For example: placing chips on 2, 4, 6, 8 on a board gets the player an action card they can use later in the game.
The box cover is quite offputting for a classic set collection game with a few small twists. A very clean game with many of the hallmarks of the designer - set collection, multiple stripped down mechanisms, and the need for diversity and sort-of-majorities.
I knew as soon as we played ArtSee that it wasn't a very good game. The rules don't explain the game well and by the time we figured it out (???) we no longer cared. Bought and sold within the same week.
This was a nice surprise amidst a day of learning lots of new games. First, I love the detail that went into small changes to familiar well known paintings on the assortment of victory tiles. The card artwork is more basic, but very functional. The gameplay is fun, and the player interaction via potential scoring of paintings in other player's edge galleries keeps everyone on their toes. I enjoyed this one and would definitely play again.