Rating: 8.1 Very Good
Popularity:4
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2015
Players: 1-2 players
Playing time: 15 minutes
Age:10+

Created by: Shadi Torbey, Élise Plessis

Published by: Filosofia Éditions, Z-Man Games

Description:

The castle at the center of the Oniverse is under attack. The dream denizens of the oniverse rush to build their castle defense against three monster attacks. Towers allow you to see what is coming.

Keeps can help minimize damage. Ranks can reduce the effects of the traitors found inside your walls. Of course, the denizens have special powers of their own to aid in the defense. Will you be able to survive these attacks?

Castellion is a tile-laying game in which you form parts of the castle for defense against monsters. Each turn you flip over a tile and either use its special ability or place it as part of your castle.

The more towers and keeps you form, the better your defense against attacks.

Ranks prevent traitorous tiles from affecting you fully. When all three monsters have attacked and you still have a base of six tiles, you win.

Prices:
Retail Price:$21
Amazon:$19
Ebay:$21
Awards:
Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Nominee 2015

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Components

  • 72 Defender tiles
  • 12 Traitor tiles
  • 24 Ordeal cards
  • 2 player aids
  • 1 Champion of the Oniverse card
  • 1 Menace pawn
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

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A) Place it or B) Discard it:

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All rules of the expert level apply, with the following exceptions:

Setup

Place the 6 Pantry tiles in front of you.

Game Play

From now on, you may choose to place a Pantry tile instead of drawing a Dream tile, and place it in your castle. The rules for placing Pantry tiles are the same as those for placing Defender tiles.

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Setup

Place the Champion of the Oniverse card nearby.

Game Play

Each player builds her own castle.

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