Tyler Sigman’s Crows Giveaway by Board Game Revolution!
This is a remake of “Tyler Sigman’s” Crows, created back in 2010 and published by Valley Games. This version will feature new art, new design and of course some gameplay changes.
You are an Outcast Mage in the world of Tessandor. Something strange is happening with the crows, it’s like a once-in-a-lifetime event, they are giving mana away that can be collected with your magical stones! You are lucky enough that these totems are so shiny, crows like shiny things you know. Will you be the one with the most mana at the end of this event? If not, you are no winner for sure.
Crows is a fast-paced tile placement game with easy to learn rules but a lot of strategic choices. The goal of the game is to be the mage with the most mana at the end of the game when the Nightfall tile is drawn.
You set up the terrain by placing thirteen tiles in a 5×5 grid in a tile-empty space pattern (ending in a cool visually board). Take a totem of your color, draw a tile and you are ready to begin the game. Keep in mind that the depicted number of crows is placed on any tile with crows that comes into play.
Your turn consists of only three steps and even the third one is optional:
- Draw a new tile, adding it to your hand. Then, choose one of your tiles and place it on the board, touching at least another tile’s side.
- Place your Mana Totem on an empty space on the board – No Totems, Crows, Lava (tile), Corruption(token) on that space.
- Optionally, you can play a spell. There are six spells with interesting abilities into the game and you can get your hands on one by placing your totem onto a specific type of tile.
After each player takes a turn, the crows flock to the nearest Totem in a straight line, column or row. Then, each player will get as many mana tokens as the number of crows in their space. There is a variety of tiles in the game that can alter these rules, like winning ties or doubling your mana income.
Essentially you have to take advantage of your tile abilities, spells and strategically position your Totem. Lastly, let me explain what the Corruption token mentioned above means. If six or more crows get into a Totem space, a special effect takes place, called Murder. Two crows are discarded from the game and the others scatter in the adjacent tiles, leaving a Corruption token on the space that the Murder occurred!
The aesthetics of the game and the production quality seem top-notch, as expected from Junk Spirit games. Everything fit together for a dark and appealing visual result. Tile placement is a fun mechanic, easy to understand and this game has rules that are quick to learn. That makes it perfect as an introductory game which can be enjoyed by both gamers and non-gamers. You can learn more about the game by checking out its Kickstarter campaign and consider supporting it.
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Tyler Sigman’s Crows!
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