45m - 90m
2 - 5 Players
This mechanic requires you to place a bid, usually monetary, on items in an auction of goods in order to enhance your position in the game. These goods allow players future actions or improve a position. The auction consists of taking turns placing bids on a given item until one winner is established, allowing the winner to take control of the item being bid on. Usually there is a game rule that helps drop the price of the items being bid on if no players are interested in the item at its current price.
This mechanism requires players to select individual actions from a set of actions available to all players. Players generally select actions one-at-a-time and in turn order. There is usually(*) a limit on the number of times a single action may be taken. Actions are commonly selected by the placement of game pieces or tokens on the selected actions. Each player usually has a limited number of pieces with which to participate in the process.
Interesting and unique theme with easy to learn rules. Too bad the game comes down to going up (and sometimes down) 4 tracks to score end game points.
Quite enjoyed it. Pandasaurus makes good games. Kickstarter plastic pieces are fantastic. Production quality across the board are great as well
Functional, but theme is non-existant and you don’t feel involved; you just gather resources to complete objectives.