3 Wishes is a party/family game for 3 to 5 players in 3 to 5 minutes. With very simple rules, this very quick memory, intuition and bluffing game is as much about playing the game as it is about playing the other players. A poker face will go a long way – well, not too long, since the game may last only 3 minutes – and it will also serve you well as a fast and fun memory training.
A not-so-nice-but-not-too-evil genie appears as if from nowhere (someone, somewhere probably did rub a lamp) and pitches the crowd against one another, granting the most astute player no less than 3 wishes. But not all wishes come true, and only the player with the right balance between super powers, benefits for the world and selfish gifts will be enter the good graces of the genie.
In 3 Wishes, each player is dealt a hand of 3 face down cards, with 2 extra cards in the middle of the gaming table. On their turn, each player can peak at a card or swap cards with other players or the common pool on the table, aiming to get 3 different type of wish-cards. Once that happens, someone will call the end game and all players reveal their hands and compare wish-cards to determine the winner.
Ages: 7+ | Players: 3 - 5 | Playtime: 3 - 5 minutes
The year is 1849. It’s the height of the California Gold Rush, and you can smell fortune in the air… along with gunpowder, of course.
In Fool’s Gold, players are rival investors in search of one thing: gold. As your prospectors explore the rivers and mines of the California frontier, they will discover rich veins of gold to plunder, and priceless jewels to pad your ever-expanding bank account. But it isn’t as easy as it seems: the elements, your other investors, and the ever-present possibility of finding fool’s gold can have you throwing all your money down a mineshaft.
Short of actually wandering through the mountains with a pickaxe, Fool’s Gold is the closest you will ever come to prospecting for gold. A distinctive art style inspired by the American “wild west” pulls you into the experience, while its combination of collection and exploration make each game its own unique adventure.
Players: 3 - 5
Playtime: 90 mins
War has come, engulfing the galaxy in a long and bitter conflict. Will you be the one to guide your civilization to complete victory?
In Pocket Imperium, you are the leader of one of four different spacefaring races. You will have to compete against the other races to explore the galaxy to find resources, expand your fleet with newer, stronger, and faster ships, and ultimately conquer your foes by engaging in open warfare. But the other leaders will work against you, claiming planets for themselves as they ready to topple your empire and claim your space for themselves. Will you form an alliance with a “trusted” ally, or will you stand alone and challenge all comers? The fate of the galaxy rests in your hands!
Pocket Imperium is a 4X microgame, where each phase of the game is, in itself, a game. This allows for games to go very quickly, though obviously players who can avoid extermination will last even longer.
Ages: 12+ | Players: 2 - 5 | Playtime: 75 minutes