30m - 45m
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.
Play occurs upon a modular board that is composed of multiple pieces, often tiles or cards. In many games, board placement is randomized, leading to different possibilities for strategy and exploration.Some games in this category have multiple boards which are not used simultaneously, preserving table space. Unused boards remain out of play until they are required.
Played this at Essen. Beautiful game, enjoyed the light/dark theme and moving game board. A little simple for repeated plays, difficult to have a strategy due to fluidity of board. Good game for a family.
Interesselijst Essen 2018 Daarna gespeeld op Spel 2018. Beetje eenvoudig. Gs nemen via kaarten rondom de zeppelin. Daarna doelen opleveren. Dacht en nacht zouden verschillende behoeften hebben, maar ik zie het verschil niet echt. Makkelijk spel, niet vervelend of storend, maar toch geen enthousiasme ook.
A nice, light, breezy game that still requires you to think a little on your turn. The game is largely "tactical-plus": that is, you are mostly reacting turn-by-turn to the rapidly changing board state and the refilling contract market, but you can still plan a couple turns in advance due to the cards in your hand and by tracking the resources in your opponents' ships. It's a little fiddly to constantly remove cards, refill the market, and shift the board, but turns are so fast the game doesn't seem bogged down too much (especially if all players help out with the upkeep). The game plays beautifully with 2, which is probably my favorite player count. A great filler when you feel like something light but not mindless.