Mysterious temples call to you, brave adventurer. Can you break the dark curses and unlock the power of hidden runes and rise to glory?
Mysterious temples call to brave adventurers in this double rondel strategy game for 2-4 players. Utilize engine building, pattern matching, and rondel movement to collect powerful gems, break curses, and become the greatest adventurer the Magic Academy has ever seen.
Overview: Players are whisked into a brilliantly colored world where they must travel the wilderness, gather crystals of power, and arrange them in patterns to break dark curses on the temples. Breaking curses unlocks the power hidden inside, giving players new abilities and scoring them points! On your turn you can choose to move 1-3 spaces on the wilderness to collect and trade crystals; or move 1-3 spaces on the temples to gain a colored crystals or break curses! When you acquire crystals you'll add them to your crystal grid in any open spot. But remember, crystals must be linked in the pattern matching the temples to break curses. Once you have the matching crystal chain, you can move to a temple and break a curse! You will score points depending on how large your crystal chain is and you will also gain a powerful Rune. Runes augment your actions. Whenever you land on an action spot that shows one of your runes, you trigger a runic resonance. In the example above, if you had the circled rune and you landed on the green wilderness card, you'd gain 3 colorless crystals + 2 bonus crystals. Once a player has broken 5 curses the game ends and points from bonus objectives are scored!
Mechanics include Action Queue, Area Majority / Influence, Pattern Recognition, Set Collection and Variable Player Powers
Recommended Age: 10+
Playtime in minutes: 20-40
- 5 Temple Cards (double-sided)
- 4 Crystal Grids (double-sided)
- 10 Wilderness Cards
- 20 Rune Cards
- 6 Objective Cards
- 60 Crystals (24 colorless, 8 red, 8 yellow, 8 blue, 6 green, 6 purple)
- 4 Curse Breakers (1 for each player)
- 24 Player Markers (6 for each )
- 1 Scoreboard