Dragolisco’s artwork was so much fun to work with 🙂
Musings and marginalia from a freelance writer
Ahhh! So, the Isle is now open for intrepid adventurers over on Kickstarter – and we met our initial funding goal in 30 mins, with over a 1000 backers!!
Seriously humbling to know that there are people out there who like the same things that we do – and who jump in on Day 1 to make that dream a reality. Thank you so much!
Without further ado, then:
And if you want to see how the game plays and what the components look like, then Rahdo Runs Through did a fantastic video (thanks, Rahdo!!):
Introducing the next game in the Cityverse – The Isle of Cats!
You know the City’s story by now, right? The world is in ruins. The evil Vesh Darkhand threatens everything with his tide of mutant monsters. The last of the free peoples are trying to fortify the ancient City of Kings…
What you haven’t heard about until now is the Isle of Cats – home to some of the rarest cat families in the world. Vesh wants the Isle for its rich resources, but his arrival will spell the extinction of these noble (and somewhat bite-y) creatures.
You play as citizens of Squall’s End, sent on a rescue mission to the Isle. It’s a polyomino ‘cat-drafting’ game, which I keep on trying to get my boss Mr. Frank to call a cat-wrangling game 🙂
This mean’s it plays like cat-Jenga, or better yet; cat-Tetris.
You’ll scour the island for cats, discover lost smuggler treasures, as well as study the ancient lessons of those who once inhabited the Isle with their feline companions. And get them all back to safety before the Darkhand arrives.
It’s a medium-weight, family-friendly game for anyone who likes trying to juggle our furry murderbabies.
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I played a whole game of Isle of Cats and this is going to go gang busters on Kickstater next week. It has beautiful art, great gameplay and it's just fun. Just imagine bunny Kingdom without the fiddly scoring. @CityofGamesHQ pic.twitter.com/EJh7xPxFZ9
— Ella Loves Boardgames @ Origins (@ellalovesbg) June 16, 2019
Hope to see you there~