It's a Wonderful Kingdom
Author : Frederic Guerard
Drawing : Antoine wolff
Editor: The Game Box
Numbers of players : 1-2
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Recommended age : from 14 years
Year of publication: 2021
It's a Wonderful Kingdom is a standalone single-player or 2-player game set in a Low-Fantasy universe. Inspired by the basic mechanics of its predecessor "It's a Wonderful World", this new game features more interaction, a bluffing mechanism and new challenges.
The game is played using modules, each different and offering mechanical twists. In each game, players will choose one of the different modules to compete against. The game is divided into 4 rounds. Each turn having 3 phases.
Split & Trap
Players take turns placing their cards on two piles in the center of the table.
A player draws 2 cards from their hand and either places them on the same pile or distributes them between the two piles. The other player chooses a pile. This step is repeated alternately until the players have placed all the cards in their hand.
Additionally, each player has 2 Trap tokens that can be used to place cards face down.
Each player chooses, for the cards he has collected, which to build and which to recycle in order to speed up development.
Each player produces the resources of his Kingdom sequentially. The resources being produced in a certain order, it is necessary to anticipate the sequences to optimize the production and the development.
At the end of the 4th round, the player with the most victory points wins the game.