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Encore Strategy Board GameEncore Strategy Board Game

Encore

£13.49

The ingenious dice game!

Score bonus points by being the first to check off all boxes in a column, and all boxes of the same colour. Will you score big?

What’s in the box?

  • 3 number dice
  • 3 colour dice
  • Scorepad
  • Six pens

How to play:

On your turn, roll all six dice. Choose one colour dice, and one number dice, which you place in front of you and mark off the relevant box on your player sheet.

Any other player may now choose any combination (one colour die and one number die) from the remaining four dice and mark their own sheet.

The ‘?’ number and the ‘X’ colour dice are jokers. If a player chooses the ‘X’ they can choose a colour of their choice. If they choose the ‘?’, they can choose a number between 1 and 5. When a joker is used, you must cross out an exclamation mark on your sheet.

When you fill a column with crosses, you get the points below that column. If you do this first, you get the top beneath that column, the second player who fills a whole column circles the bottom number.

If you complete a colour, you can claim that colour bonus. If you’re the first to do so you get the higher value.

The game ends immediately after the turn in which at least one player succeeds in circling
The second colour bonus (the value does not matter, either high or low).

Whoever has the most points wins!

Bonus!

One of many Schmidt roll-and-writes!

evolution stratgey board gameEvolution Strategy Board Game

Evolution

£44.99

Create and adapt your own species in a dynamic ecosystem with hungry predators and limited resources.

Traits like Hard Shell and Horns will protect you from Carnivores, while a Long Neck will help you get food that others cannot reach. With over 12000 different species to create, see who will best adapt their species to eat, multiply and thrive!

What’s in the box?

  • Watering hole board
  • First player marker
  • 129 trait cards
  • 24 species boards
  • 48 wooden markers
  • 180 food tokens
  • 6 food token bags
  • 6 player aids

How to play:

Each round consists of four phases.

Deal cards: deal each player 3 cards, plus 1 card for each species they have in front of them.

Select food: the number at the bottom right of each trait card represents an amount of plant food. Each player secretly chooses 1 Trait Card from their hand and puts it face down on the watering hole.

Play cards: play as many trait cards as they want or save them for the next round. There are three things a player can do with each trait card when it is their turn:

  • Play a trait
  • Create a new species
  • Increase body size or population

Feeding: the first player reveals the food cards on the watering hole, adds up the food numbers on these cards, and places that much plant food from the food bank onto the watering hole. Each player must feed one of their hungry species. Feeding ends when all species have food equal to their population, or when all hungry species are no longer able to eat.

If the population of any species is reduced to 0, it goes extinct. Discard the species board and trait cards on that species and draw a number of trait cards equal to the number discarded.

If the deck had to be shuffled during the deal cards phase, the end of game scoring starts at the end of that round.

Add up each player’s points to determine the winner!

Bonus!

Expansions are available to increase the complexity!

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Evolution: Climate Expansion

£34.99

The Evolution: Climate Conversion Kit contains everything you need to transform the Evolution base game into Evolution: Climate.

What’s in the box?

  • 86 trait cards
  • 30 event cards
  • Climate track
  • Climate marker

Evolution: Climate Conversion Kit requires a copy of Evolution to play.

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Evolution: Climate Stand-Alone

£69.99

A stand-alone game where players adapt their species in an ecosystem where the climate can swing between scorching hot and icy cold.

Heavy Fur and Migratory can protect your species from the cold while being Nocturnal or Burrowing will provide protection from the cruel desert sun.

What’s in the box?

  • 177 trait cards
  • 30 event cards
  • 240 food Tokens
  • 20 species boards
  • 40 wooden cubes
  • 6 food token bags
  • 1 climate track
  • 1 climate marker
  • 1 dino starter token

How to play:

A game of Evolution: Climate takes 5 to 7 rounds. Each round consists of the following 5 phases.

Deal Cards: deal each player 4 cards, plus 1 card for each species they have in front of them. When the draw deck runs out, this triggers the final round.

Select Food Cards: every player chooses a trait card from their hand and places it face-down on the watering hole section of the climate board.

Play Cards: play as many trait cards as you want.

Modify Environment: reveal the food cards on the watering hole and complete the following steps in order:

a. Adjust the Climate
b. Trigger Climate events
c. Climate population results
d. Adjust the plant food
e. Replace the climate event card

Feeding: each player must feed one of their hungry species. Feeding ends when all species have food equal to their population, or when all hungry species are no longer able to eat. It may take several times around the table for this to happen.

When the population of any species is reduced to 0, it goes extinct.

Highest score at the end of the game wins!

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Evolution: Flight Expansion

£34.99

An expansion for the Evolution game system that introduces avian species into the ecosystem.

Will the ability to fly propel you to new heights? Or will it bring your downfall? Explore the expanding world of Evolution and find out!

What’s in the box?

  • 12 avian species boards
  • 12 flight trait cards
  • 48 trait cards
  • Cliff board

Evolution: Flight Expansion requires a copy of Evolution to play

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Evolution: The Beginning

£29.99

Evolution: The Beginning is a stand-alone game.

With hundreds of ways to evolve your species, every game unfolds in a beautifully unique way. Gather around the table and see who best adapts to the changing world around them!

What’s in the box?

  • Watering hole
  • 160 food tokens
  • 88 cards
  • Five food bags

How to play:

Each turn consists of four phases:

  1. Gather: place food on the watering hole and get your cards.
  2. Adapt: play your cards.
    There are three things you can do in the Adapt phase: create another species, add population to your species or add traits to your species.
  3. Eat: feed your species.
    There are two ways to get food, either from the watering hole or from another species (only if your species is a carnivore). Every species that doesn’t eat starves, a species goes extinct when it has no more Population cards.
  4. Score: score points for Food eaten.

When the deck runs out, shuffle the discard pile to create a new Deck. Then play until the player to the right of the starting player finishes their next turn. At this point, every player has had the same number of turns, and that’s the end of the game.

The player with the highest score is the winner!

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Farmini

£9.99

It’s springtime! It’s time to take care of your farm! Choose the best cards to build fence around your farm and protect your herds.

Watch out, the wolf roams and can appear at any time! Will you have the most animals and cornfields at the end?

What’s in the box?

  • 54 cards
  • 15 animal tokens
  • One farmyard

How to play:

On your turn, choose one of the 4 face-up cards and, depending on its type, expand your pens or adopt a new animal. There are 3 different types of cards:

  • Pen card: these allow you to expand your Farm. You place the pen card in your farm.
  • Animal card: take as many animal tokens as shown on the card. Place them on free spaces in your farm.
  • Wolf card: the game pauses while the wolf is about! The wolf scares away the animals depicted on the card. You’ll have to return these to the farmyard.

The game ends as soon as the deck is empty and there are no more available cards. Count up your points earnt in your farms, if you have the most you are the winner!

Bonus!

Farmini is part of the LOKI range, created by IELLO. This range of games is aimed specifically at children.

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Flash 8

£24.99

Play in a flash! Speed through the city!

Line up your electrons to get the current flowing and frustrate your opponents in the process. To win, reproduce the configurations as fast as you can. That’s all!

What’s in the box?

  • Four player tablets
  • 32 electron tokens
  • 52 game cards
  • Three high score cards

How to play:

When everyone is ready, give the start signal. All players play at the same time and as quickly as possible, there are no game turns. Each player moves the electrons on their tablet to try to reproduce any of the configurations shown on the cards in the middle of the table.

Electrons are moved one at a time by sliding them with a finger into a “free” space on the player’s tablet. When a player perfectly reproduces any one of the combinations shown in the middle, they say, loudly, “FLASH”. They first confirm with the other players that they’ve correctly reproduced the configuration of one of the cards.

The player then takes the card and places it next to them, revealing the next card in the stack. Play resumes immediately.

The game ends when there are no cards left in the middle of the table. Each player tallies their points by counting the cards they have collected. Each card is worth 1 point, except for those marked with 2 stars, which are worth 2 points. The player with the highest total wins.

Bonus!

Flash 8 is the modernised version of a well-known classic; the question is not if you can do it, it’s how fast! Because the game plays non-stop through to the end, Flash 8 is one of the most dynamic games ever!

Flip over Frog Family Board Game

Flip over Frog

£11.99

Help your brightly coloured frogs take control of your little corner of the rainforest!

Cleverly place frogs on the board to flip adjacent tiles, hiding some frogs and revealing others. Watch out for snakes though as they love to snack on those tasty frogs. Can you flip your way to victory?

What’s in the box?

  • 36 square tiles
  • Four frog tokens
  • A game board

How to play:

You’ll all be dealt a secret frog colour – this is what you’ll need to win!

On your turn you must do the following:

  1. Play a tile
  2. Resolve the effect of the tile
  3. Draw a new tile from the stack, refilling your hand to 3 tiles.

There are two types of tile – frogs and snakes.

  • A frog tile can be played either on any empty space on the game board, or on top of any face down tile. It cannot be played on a face up tile. When a frog tile is played, flip over any adjacent tiles in the direction of the 4 arrows.
  • A snake tile removes a frog from the game. The snakes may only be played on top of a face up frog

The game ends immediately when either:

  • All tiles have been played,
  • The board is full (with 16 face up frog tiles).

Reveal your frog token. If you have the most face up frogs in your colour, then you’re the frog flipping champion!

Bonus!

Simplicity is key when it comes to Flip Over Frog – with only three rules to remember, the focus is placed firmly on strategy!

Flying Goblin Family GamesFlying Goblin Family Game

Flyin’ Goblin

£31.99

Attack! Catapult your goblin soldiers to plunder the riches of the castle!

Gold and diamonds reward the best shots, but each room is full of surprises… not all of which are pleasant. Discover this wild game of precision, risk-taking and total madness!

What’s in the box?

  • Four catapults
  • Four army boards
  • 20 goblin soldier pawns
  • Six Goblin captain pawns
  • Eight Goblin looter pawns
  • 16 totems pawns
  • 50 coin tokens
  • 50 diamond tokens
  • One castle (box + 7 punchboards)
  • One tower punchboard

How to play:

The box forms the basis of the game – but make sure you have plenty of space to fling your goblins! You’ll need to spend your loot to buy extra troops or build your totem, before heading back to battle. Keep your totem intact to earn more diamonds!

Each round has the following phases:

  1. Catapulting: All at the same time, catapult your available goblins into the castle.
  2. Looting: Taking turns, retrieve your goblins and apply the effects of the rooms that they fell into.
  3. End Game Conditions: Check if anyone has met the end game condition.
  4. Recruitment: Taking turns, you can buy any of the various pieces from your personal army board.

Repeat the catapult! Keep going until either the totem victory condition is met or the diamond victory condition is met. With two different ways to win, you’ll be racing to play again!

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Forbidden Desert

£26.99

Dare you enter into this rip-roaring adventure in the desert city? A stunning sequel to the award-winning Forbidden Island… and Forbidden Desert is as foreboding as it sounds!

Gear up for a thrilling adventure to recover a legendary flying machine buried deep in the ruins of an ancient desert city. You’ll need to coordinate with your teammates and use every available resource if you hope to survive the scorching heat and relentless sandstorm.

What’s in the box?

  • 49 cards
  • 48 sand markers
  • 24 tiles
  • Six pawns
  • Six meter clips
  • Four flying machine parts
  • One flying machine model
  • One sand storm meter and stand

How to play:

Take up 4 actions each turn:

  • Move: move your pawn to an adjacent, unblocked tile.
  • Remove sand: remove sand markers on your tile or on an adjacent tile.
  • Excavate: if your pawn is on the desert side of a tile that does not have any sand markers on it, you may excavate it.
  • Pick up a part: you may pick up a revealed Flying Machine part on an unblocked and excavated tile.

Bonus – if you’re on the same tile as another player, you can share water and pass equipment cards at any time during the game for free.

Sand Storm
Draw a number of cards from the sand storm draw pile equal to the current sand storm meter level and follow the instructions on each card.

To win the game, get to the launch pad! Once you have the four necessary parts, find your way to the launch pad tile where everyone can insert the parts into the flying machine, start the engine, and escape for the win.

You’ll lose the game if:

  • Thirst: if any player reaches the symbol on their canteen.
  • Buried: if you need to add a sand marker to a tile but there aren’t any left in the supply.
  • Swept Away: the sand storm meter reaches the symbol.

Bonus!

Forbidden Desert reinforces strategic thinking, visual discrimination and cooperation.

Forbidden Island Family Board Game

Forbidden Island

£19.99

From award winning designer Matt Leacock comes Forbidden Island!

Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise.

Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding manoeuvres, as the island will sink beneath every step. Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss!

What’s in the box?

  • 58 playing cards
  • 24 island tiles
  • Six pawns
  • Four treasure figurines
  • One water meter and marker

How to play:

On every turn, do the following three things in order (as it is a coop game, do ask for help!):

Take up to 3 actions.

  • Move: move your pawn to an adjacent Island tile.
  • Shore Up: shore up any adjacent Island tile or the Island tile your pawn is on.
  • Give a Treasure Card: Give one or more of your treasure cards to another player if both of your pawns are on the same island tile.
  • Capture a Treasure: capture a treasure by discarding four matching treasure cards from your hand if your pawn is on either corresponding island tile.

Draw 2 treasure deck cards.
After taking actions, you must draw 2 cards from the top of the Treasure deck and add them to
your face up hand. Follow the instructions on each card.

Draw Flood cards
Draw cards from the top of the flood draw pile equal to the current water meter level. If a tile is already flooded, it sinks into the abyss!

To win the game you need get to fools landing! Once you have collected all four treasures, everyone must move their pawns to the Fools’ Landing tile. Then, you’ll need a helicopter card to lift your team off of Forbidden Island for the win!

You’ll lose the game if:

  • If both treasure tiles sink before you collect their respective treasures.
  • If the fools’ landing tile sinks.
  • If any player is on an Island tile that sinks and there is no adjacent tile to swim to.
  • If the water level reaches the skull and crossbones.

Bonus!

Forbidden Island reinforces strategic thinking, visual discrimination and cooperation.

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Forbidden Sky

£24.99

Soar to dizzying heights in this electrifying cooperative adventure! Work as a team to explore a mysterious platform that floats at the centre of a savage storm.

Connect a circuit of cables to launch a secret rocket – all before you are struck by lightning or blown off to the depths below. It’s a high-wire act that will test your team’s capacity for courage and cooperation. One false step and you all could be grounded… permanently!

What’s in the box?

  • 37 tiles
  • 36 cards
  • 32 circuit components
  • 13 meter clips
  • Six wooden pawns
  • One storm meter and stand
  • A starting grid
  • One rocket

How to play:

On every turn, do the following things in order:

Take up to 4 actions:

  • Move: move your pawn to an adjacent tile.
  • Scout: draw the top tile from the power platform draw pile and place it face up in front of you (up to a 3 tile limit).
  • Explore: place one of your tiles onto the platform, adjacent to the tile that your pawn is on.
  • Wire: add a physical wire to a circuit component attached to your tile so that it connects to another circuit component.

Storm Cards: Draw cards from the storm draw pile equal to the storm intensity level on the storm meter. Reveal and resolve the cards one at a time.

To win the game, get to the launch pad! Once you have wired the required components into a circuit (except one final wire that you’ll use to take off), first place the rocket onto the launch pad. Make sure you’re all on the rocket, and as a final step, add the last wire to complete the circuit and launch the rocket for the win!

You’ll lose the game if:

  • Electrocuted: if the clip on any player’s health meter reaches the skull and crossbones.
  • Fall: if the clip on any player’s rope meter reaches the skull and crossbones.
  • Swept away: if the clip on the Storm meter reaches the skull and crossbones.
  • Abandoned: if the rocket takes off before everyone is on a launch pad tile.

Bonus!
Forbidden Sky reinforces strategic thinking, visual discrimination and cooperation.

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Forest

£9.99

The magical game for the whole family.

Form infinite landscapes using whimsical cards. Be the first to spot seven identical creatures and collect them. Collect the most cards to win!

What’s in the box?

  • 60 playing cards

How to play:

On your turn, play a card and refill your hand. Each card represents a piece of the forest with its trunks, leaves and fairy characters.

  • Cards showing tree trunks are placed vertically next to each other on the table.
  • Cards showing leaves are placed horizontally on top of trunks.

If placing your card adds a seventh fairy creature of the same type, call it out loud. You will win all the cards with this fairy creature on it. Regroup the remaining cards and leave them all visible on the table.

Forest ends when the draw pile is empty and when the players have no more cards to play. The remaining cards on the table go to the last player having collected cards with seven creatures. The player with the most cards at the end wins the game!

Bonus!

Forest comes in a travel-sized box, perfect to take away on holiday!

Part of the Helvetiq pocket collection range.

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Funky Chicken

£14.99

Put the “Fun” in Funky!

You’ll be spinning in place, hip-bumping, swinging with your partner and, of course, doing the iconic “Funky Chicken”.

Combine it with Happy Salmon to create a fin-flapping, feather-flying, good time!