Plague Inc.: The Board Game
60m - 60m
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.
Maneuvers that directly attack an opposing player's strength, level, life points or do something else to impede their progress.
Tile Placement games feature placing a piece to score VPs, with the amount often based on adjacent pieces or pieces in the same group/cluster, and keying off non-spatial properties like color, "feature completion", cluster size etc.
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.
Very good game. One of my and my friends' favorites. We play it a lot. It looks very complicated first, but it is pretty easy to learn. The game is easy on new players. Players who played this game a lot don't have a winning advantage. Still, there is only a little luck involved. Also, it is possible for a seemingly loosing player to come back into the game, so it stays fun for everyone. (Halfway the game, my mother in law was so far behind we felt sorry for her, but didn't give mercy. Still, she ended in 2nd place out of 5 players.) I always sleeve my cards, so the game stays clean and nice looking. Also shuffeling becomes easier with sleeves. There is enough room in the box to store the sleeved cards. The cards are non standard sized, so they are in a little to long sleeves, but that doesn't bother me. Funny fact: in the game rules book, they apologise for using the word dice (as in death dice) as a singular. They joked a 'death die' was too confusing.
A fast-playing area control game where you can tailor your special abilities (traits) as the game progresses. There is a healthy dose of luck of the draw and some die-rolling,
The game is pretty fun to play with your friends&family, also this game comes with single player which is great and fun.