Time: 60-90 minutes.
Flight of Icarus is live on Kickstarter! In Cobblestone Games’ latest standalone project, you soar high upon your wings, like an eagle, as you seek to escape the clutches of king Minos. But beware, fly too high and the sun will melt the wax that holds your wings together… fly too low and the moisture from the sea will make the feathers too heavy to keep you aloft. Flight of Icarus is a fast-paced strategy game for 2-4 players in which you live out the classic Icarus myth in about an hour.
Build your wings, then brave the elements as you attempt to fly from Crete to the Greek mainland. During the first half of the game, players create their wings by gathering wax and feathers with which to build them. They may also play innovations to aid them during the flight, and collect coins to offer to the oracle in order to foresee the coming weather. During the second half of the game, you attempt to fly from Crete to the Greek mainland. Each round of the flight, players will make coin offerings to the oracle to influence the weather through playing weather cards. This also determines order of flight that round. Attempt to keep your wings intact as you dodge weather impacts and thwart your opponents’ plans. Can you weather the storms (pun intended) you’ll face on the journey home? An engaging mixture of strategic resource management and take-that mechanics, Flight of Icarus is fully language independent during play. There are multiple strategies to employ, both while constructing your wings and while braving the skies.
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