Publisher: Koalatie Games
Number of Players: 2-4
For Ages: 14+
Playing Time: 15-30 minutes
When it comes to judging talent, American Idol’s Simon Cowell’s got nothing on you! Prove your worth as the best vocal judge ever with Upstaged, the game where you act as the mentor to performers and up stage the rest.
The game box acts as the main stage, which you can rotate in order to influence aspiring artists to your team. Play artists to the stage, follow cues from cards, and tell the performers what you really think. If a performer tries to join a team that is full, that player has upstaged the others, and one artist leaves the team to join another team that could use another. At the end of the game, one artist gets cut from the team, and that card does not count toward final scoring. Add the points from your remaining artists, tally up bonuses, and the player with the highest score upstages all the rest!
Upstaged has two modes of play: Rehearsal and Live TV. Rehearsal is for beginners to the game, or for those just making their way into board games. Live TV pits players in a deeper, more strategic competition. Easy to learn and quick to play, Upstaged makes for an approachable filler game or the main event of your game night.
Upstaged is live on KICKSTARTER from now until May 24, 2019 and has a funding goal of $5,000.