60m - 100m
1 - 4 Players
Hand management games are games with cards in them that reward players for playing the cards in certain sequences or groups. The optimal sequence/grouping may vary, depending on board position, cards held and cards played by opponents. Managing your hand means gaining the most value out of available cards under given circumstances. Cards often have multiple uses in the game, further obfuscating an "optimal" sequence.
A great improvement on some of the ideas found in Maracaibo (attack to generate resources, multi-use cards), but this is a lighter game with a much better theme and a few chance elements thrown in (deckbuilding, randomized combat, fishing for resources). I like that the "output randomness" can still be mitigated quite well with careful play. The "cloud cover" on the resource cards is a brilliant thematic touch, and I like how movement the board is still somewhat competitive without a huge amount of blocking. Fun game!
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A mix of Everdell and Wingspan, this is a campaign based game that has you gather resources, upgrade your ship and fight an evil militia. Wonderful game with really fun mechanics!