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Mar 30, 2018
Village Pillage: a game of risk and betrayal is live on Kickstarter
Loot Thy Neighbor in this fast and furious simultaneous-play game for 2-5 players.
In Village Pillage, you’re racing your neighbors to acquire 3 relics and prove your right to rule. Each turn, everybody simultaneously plays cards against both their neighbors. It’s rock-paper-scissors meets the prisoner’s dilemma…with turnips!
If you think your opponents are planning to farm, raid them! If they’re planning an attack, man the walls! And if they’re putting up defenses: it’s farming time.
Buy more powerful cards to improve your hand, and start building up your turnip collection! Once you have enough, you need to send your vulnerable merchant to buy a relic. And your neighbors know that. But you know they know that. But they KNOW you know they know that…
Jan 29, 2018
Today, Jellybean Games announced the launch of the Show & Tile Kickstarter, a new game from the designers of Seikatsu.
Show & Tile is a party game for 3-6 players, suitable for all ages! Each player takes two sets of tangram tiles, picks a word, and starts building. At the end of 90 seconds, put your tiles down and try to guess everyone’s words!
Can’t draw? No problem! Tangrams have been around for centuries, and can be used to construct anything you can imagine!
“Ever since I was 8 years old I’ve been fascinated by Tangrams,” said Isaac Shalev. “For someone who can’t draw, being able to create visually feels amazing. Show & Tile is a joyous game about sharing your creativity and I can’t wait to show it to you!”
“When Isaac first showed me this game, I kept coming back to play it again and again,” said publisher Peter C. Hayward. “I must have played it hundreds of times by now, but I’m still discovering new ways to convey ideas. Everyone I play with bring something different to the game!”
As with all Jellybean Games, the rules are straightforward and easy to learn. Players simultaneously create images out of tangrams, and then try to guess what everyone else has made. Extra points are awarded to players who tackle harder words – the fun comes from the challenge of trying to represent simple objects in a restricted way.
The game contains twelve double-sided sets of tangrams, a mat for each player, a sand timer, a scorepad, and a deck of more than three hundred words. Show & Tile is for 3-6 players aged 8+, and will launch on Kickstarter on the 30th of January, 2018
July 29, 2017
Jellybean Games has launched Ninjitsu!, a ninja-themed card game for all ages.
Ninjitsu! is the follow-up to the hit pirate game Scuttle!, which raised over $87,000 on Kickstarter in March 2016, almost 3000% of its funding goal.
Ninjitsu! is fully compatible with Scuttle!, and can also be played as a standalone game.
“I’m really excited to collaborate with Kelly Jo again,” said designer Peter C. Hayward. “Her art is so evocative. Just as Scuttle! really made you feel like you were swinging between decks and stealing treasure, the art in Ninjitsu! really captures the sneakiness and bluffing of the game. It’s perfect for families!”
As with all Jellybean Games, the rules are straightforward and easy to learn. Each turn, players either draw two cards or play a card from their hand. Cards can be played either for their ability, or as a treasure. The first player or team to have twenty-one points of treasure in front of them is the winner.
Ninjitsu! introduces hidden treasures: cards which are played face down, concealing their value. Hidden treasures can be swiped at any time by an opponent, but may contain traps. Players must decide whether taking the treasure is worth the risk of it blowing up in their face.
Three expansions will be released alongside the game: Traps! adds fifteen unique cards and an additional suit to the deck, allowing it to double as a set of playing cards. Two smaller expansions compatible with both Scuttle! and Ninjitsu! have also been announced: Heavy Weather and The Elements.
Ninjitsu! is for 2 to 5 players aged 8+, and will launch on Kickstarter on the 25th of July, 2017.