Game: Board Royale – The Island –
Publisher: Arvis Games
Designer: Atakan Cankorur, Tuna Pamir
Artist: Ali Yagiz Kani
Players: 3 – 6
Time: 30/45 minutes
About the game
Board Royale is a card survival game. Every player neet to survive on a deserted island. You need resources to buy items that help you to survive, or you can buy escape points. Just as important as collecting resources and items are your negotiation skills. You need to make deals and pacts with other players and then betray then to ultimate win the game.
This game has some really fun parts. My favorite part, and I’m sure that most player agree with me, is the negotiation part. You really can win this game purely based on your social skills, and I like that. Also it is fun to see the different tactics from the players. Some try to eliminate others to take their items, but others just focus mainly on the escape points.
The game is easy to learn, and the number of players can be stretched to more than six. Then you only have to wait a long time before it is your turn, because a turn can take a couple of minutes because players can do more actions than only one.
The downfall with the negotiation and forming little pacts is that some players are eliminated fast, and the rest of the game they just sit their.
But in the end this is a really fun and original party game, with a great theme.