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Island Hopper – Where Are We Flying?

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Category: Age: 13+ 30 - 45 Min 2 - 6 Players 2017
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Your job is to fulfill contracts for various companies and deliver goods to all the islands of a remote archipelago and the only way to do it is by plane. However, you haven’t been successful enough to have your own plane, so all of you have bought one plane together! What is more, this plane is in a really bad condition, being held together by duct-tape and having broken navigational systems. This means that you will be flying blind…

Each one of you has different contracts for different islands, but the fuel is not enough to get to all of them! For that reason, you have to bribe the pilot – a different player each time – to fly the plane to the destination you want. And since the navigation system is out of order, the pilot will have to rely on the other players for directions. However, each player has to fulfill contracts in different islands, so who can you really trust?

Island Hopper is a really fun game that takes a combination of light strategy and dexterity, as well as negotiation and bluffing. It will be running on Kickstarter for a few more days and it has been planned for release in 2017.