Time: 30 minutes.
White Hat is a trick-taking game that comes with a neat twist: when winning a trick, you advance one of your pawns to a new space through the arrows on the game board, jumping over any spaces that are already occupied. Some spaces allow you to perform an action, while each space is marked with a certain value, and at the end of each round players add up the values of the spaces with their pawn to their score. Unlike in most other trick-taking games, sometimes it’s better to avoid winning a trick if it would make your pawn advance to a high value space, as at the end of the game, the player who collected the least amount of points will win the game.
White Hat is a refreshed version of our earlier ‘Black Hat’ game, intended for 1-6 players. In addition, white Hat offers a dedicated solo variant that draws upon much of the multiplayer game and pits the player against the game itself. This is a serious head-scratching puzzle solver, as all hats are in play and the soloist has full responsibility for their progress. White Hat brings all the Kickstarter extras and player feedback of Black Hat in a smaller box.