Do you know where the panda lives? Do you know where the babirusa lives? Do you know what a babirusa is? In the game Fauna, you are not expected to know all the answers, simply gather your wits and make an educated guess.

You are right on target? Great! You are close? That's good too, since you score partial points. The more you play, the better you get. Playing Fauna involves some fun betting for points, but don't get cocky, as this may cost you your hide. …


To make deals and earn a fortune, you need good connections with influential investors. By bringing the right people to the bargaining table, negotiating wisely, and offering them a piece of the action, you can amass millions and stand atop the business community. But watch out for competitors who will botch your handiwork with underhanded tricks in order to turn your potential deal into their personal profits!


Components

  • 98 Influence cards
  • 15 Deal cards
  • 1 Game board
  • 6 Investor placards
  • 1 Marker
  • 1 Rulebook

The Board


The gameboard shows 16 potential business deals. Each of these deals shows a number of dividends …


They gazed at the large structure of colorful blocks neatly stacked before them. The goal was simple: climb to the highest level possible. Getting there was more challenging than original- ly thought. Only one climber will make it to the top. Will it be you?

Your goal is to climb to the highest level of the structure. To help with your climb, you may move and rotate blocks. Ladders can be used to climb large distances.

Your blocking disk will prevent other players from using a specific block. Use your tools wisely and at the right time to make the best possible moves in your adventure to the top! …


The players assume the roles of the royal houses of Lancaster and York, who fought the War of the Roses (both sides sported a Rose on their arms) between 1455 and 1485 for control of the throne of England. Each will try to bring the largest areas under their control.


Components

  • 1 playing board
  • 52 double-sided markers
  • 24 power cards
  • 8 Hero cards (4 for each side)
  • 1 Crown marker

Object of the Game

The winner of the game is the player with the largest contiguous areas marked with his color of Rose. …


This is chess . . . with a difference! The goal remains the same: to checkmate the enemy king. But the moves may be a bit unusual . ..

Each player has a deck of cards, each modifying the traditional rules of the game in a different way. Every move is a surprise! In Knightmare Chess, victory is never certain until the last move.


Components

  • 160 oversized full-color cards
  • Rulebook

Setup

You'll need a standard chessboard with its pieces set up as usual. Decide who will move first. Shuffle your own deck and draw the top five cards as your beginning "hand". You may look at these cards. …


A bluffing game with creatures no one likes.


Components

  • 64 cards with 8 motives in 8 colors
  • Rule Book


Object of the Game

The players each attempt to 'palm off as many cards as possible on the other players. This is done by offering a card to another player stating at the same time, correctly or incorrectly, what creature is pictured on it. The player who misjudges the other ends up with the card.

The first player who gets four of the same card 'palmed off on him, or who doesn't have any cards left in his hand when it's his tum to offer a card, loses. …


At the farthest reaches of the Empire, four barons fight for the power. With their armies of knights, they extend their territories and build villages, strongholds and cities. At the end of this race for power, one of them will become King.


Components

  • 36 Territory tiles (Mountains, Forests, Plains, Fields, Lakes)
  • 1 scoreboard
  • 80 Resource tokens
  • 1 First Player token
  • 25 knights
  • 20 cities
  • 8 strongholds
  • 52 villages
  • 4 score counters
  • 4 Player Reference sheets

Object of the Game

Each player must conquer territories, build and protect villages, strongholds, and cities. When at least one player becomes a Duke, the player with the most Victory points is crowned King and wins the game. …


Paris, 1900, rhe World's Fair is in full swing throughout the city. But, amid the revelry, strange scaffoldings are appearing and streets are being dug out to form long and deep tunnels...

The construction of the Paris Metro system is underway!


Components

  • 1 gameboard
  • 60 "track" tiles
  • 6 "metro line" cards
  • 61 subway cars
  • 6 colored pawns

Track Tiles

Each one has 4 track sections. Each tile side comes with 2 connectors. Also, a red arrow shows the direction the tile must always face when laid on the gameboard. …



Components

  • 100 cubes
  • Gameboard
  • Counters
  • 4 Screens
  • 4 Bidding Boards
  • Rulesheet

Game Elements and Setup

Three or four can play. Place the gameboard in the center of the table.

Each player picks a color and takes the bid card, bidding screen, influence cubes, and score marker of that color. Place the score markers, with the "bomb" side up, on the exclamation point at the top-left of the board.

The Board

The gameboard has two important features. The Support Track goes around the edge. Your score is the overall support your faction has gained in your troubled city. These points are never lost. If your Support score reaches 99, turn your marker over to the 100 side and go around again. …



Components

  • 36 Tower tiles
  • 36 Wall tiles
  • 18 Keep tiles

Tower and wall tiles come in three colors (red, yellow and blue) and three shapes (curvy, zigzag and straight). Keeps simply come in three colors.



Object of the Game

Be the first to construct a castle using tower, wall and keep tiles, or bring your opponents' castles to rubble. The first player to buiia 33x3 tile castle or entirely destroy an opponent's castle wins the game.


Setup

Thoroughly shuffle all of the tiles and deal four face down to each player. (Look at your tiles but keep them secret from opponents). Stack the rest in two face down draw piles in the center of the playing area. …