You are a Lord seeking new lands to expand your Kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, mountains in order to spot the best plots. But be careful, as some other Lords are also coveting theses lands...

Note: Before your first game, assemble the 4 small castles.


Components

  • 4 starting tiles
  • 4 3D castles (1 pink, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 blue)
  • 48 dominoes (1 landscape side, 1 numbered side)
  • 8 wooden king in 4 colors (2 pink, 2 yellow, 2 green, 2 blue)

Object of the Game

Connect your dominoes in order to build your kingdom in a 5x5 grid in a way to score the most prestige points. …


The rules of the 3-player game still apply, but a neutral player is played collectively by both players. This neutral player does not score points; however, players will be able to use it to block their opponent.

At the beginning of each season (Phase 1), each player takes 11 of their own cubes and 4 cubes of a same neutral color. Choose a passing disk the same color for the neutral player and place it on space 2 of the passing scale.

As a consequence, during the game, the first player who will pass will always win the draws opposing them to the other player and the neutral player, whereas the player who will not pass first, being ranked third on the scale, will always lose the draws. …



Components

  • Deck of Letter Cards
  • Deck of Category Cards
  • 2 "I Know" Cards
  • Plastic Card Tray.

Object of the Game

Collect cards by being the first to slap the "I Know" card with correct answers for the ever-changing letter and category combos.

When either card pile runs out, the game ends and the player with the most cards wins!


Setup

Remove the two "I Know" cards from the deck and place one in the center of the play area where everyone can reach it. The other "I Know" card is an extra, which you should place aside (out of play). …


You are in the South American highlands, somewhere between the mountain ranges of Bolivia and Peru, where the altitude of more than 3,000 meters imposes tough demands on the people to utilize the scant vegetation for their needs.

The inhabitants thrive by fishing in Lake Titicaca, mining ore, breeding alpacas, and trading goods that they produce from these resources. But the resources are limited and will eventually run out, so you'll need to build new production facilities and find new sources of income, like cacao. …



Mercenary Cards

These are distinguished from the other cards by their orange border and the shape of the shield in their upper left-hand corner. The numeric values in the shield range between 1 and 10, and indicate the strength of the card.

Mercenary cards are the most common type of strength-providing card, although some other non-Mercenary cards (the Courtesan and the Heroine) also have strength values.

There are 10 of the 1-strength Mercenary cards and 8 each of the 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, and 10-strength Mercenary cards in the deck. …



Setup

  1. Remove the 2 sets of cards with the O and A symbols in the bottom right comer from the Ocean Character deck and return them to the box (you will be playing only with one remaining set of cards).

  2. Shuffle the King card deck, draw 3 cards, and choose 1 to use. Place the remaining King cards in the box.

    Follow the standard setup rules for the Ocean board (page 6). Then follow the player setup steps only for 1 player (yourself).

  3. Take a set of Trained Mantas and give them to your "virtual rival". You will be competing with the Ichthyanders - a nation that came to the Oceans from the mysterious lands above it. …



Components

  • 80 number tiles 8 of each number

  • 20 number cards 2 of each number





Object of the Game

In NMBR 9 , players use number tiles to build their displays. Tiles on higher levels are worth more points, and at the end of the game, the player with the most points wins.


Setup

Store the tiles in the black tray, sorted by number and easily accessible to all players.

Shuffle the deck and place it facedown near the box.


Core Concepts

Levels

As you build your display, you will place tiles on the table and on top of other tiles. All tiles directly on the table are on level 0. Any tiles directly on top of level 0 tiles are on level 1, tiles directly on top of level 1 tiles are on level 2, and so on. …


You are a royal, seeking new lands to expand your ever-growing kingdom. Explore and conquer the different terrains, and develop the best and richest territories for your people. Scour lands full of wheat fields, forests, grasslands, lakes, swamps, mines, and towns, diversifying your kingdom's riches along the way.

Tax the lands wisely to fund the construction of your towns, pick the buildings you erect carefully, and try to win the Queen's favor; all while making sure your plans aren't foiled by the Dragon's flame. Make sure to strategize and acquire carefully, as others are also competing for the same lands, a stake in the riches, and the heart of the Queen! …


Queen Himiko has tasked every builder in the kingdom with a prestigious mission: build the capital of Yamataï and make it the jewel of the archipelago.

Your task: surpass your competitors and build the most prestigious city of them all, using resources from the fleets that travel through the kingdom.

Prepare your strategy, recruit specialists, and do whatever is necessary to become the best builder and be rewarded by Queen Himiko for your work. In the end, only one name will be remembered as the greatest builder of Yamataï! …


All players form a single team. In the first round (level 1) each player receives 1 card, in the second round (level 2) they receive 2 cards, and so on. At each level the team members must put down all their cards in increasing order in the centre of the table on an open stack , one after the other. For example (4 players, level 1): 18-34-41-73. The players do not take turns in any particular order.

Whoever wants to put down a card, simply does so. Watch out, here's where it gets interesting: the players must not disclose anything about their own cards - no sharing of information, no secret signals. So how does it actually work? …