Quick Takes: 2-8 players 30-45 minutes Ages 14+ Level 1 (easy to learn, easy to play, and FUN!)
One of our favorite parts about owning a board game store is writing clever and funny descriptions for games. Well, we have to admit that Unstable Unicorns did a fantastic job so we may as well use their tagline instead:
"Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now."
Indeed! Each player starts this party game with one card: a Baby Unicorn in your stable (that's unicorn for hand). Your goal is to collect more magical unicorns to keep your baby unicorn company - or even to replace her. The winner is the first to build a unicorn army by collecting seven unicorns.
What makes this game so great? It sounds very cute and cuddly - "aww! I collected Princess Glitter Sparkles unicorn and will snuggle her forever!" Not quite. There are some downright cutthroat cards and some rather unusual unicorns to collect (like Necromancer Unicorn, who brings unicorns back from the discard pile). There are blocker cards that stop your opponent in their tracks (nay, Necromancer Unicorn, no bringing back unicorns from the discard pile. Or is it NEIGH?). In fact, there are quite a lot of blocker cards, with plenty of opportunities to sabotage your opponents as they try to fill their stables with unicorns. The game comes with 135 cards in all.
This game is high on player interaction and great for parties. Just don't invite the guy who whines and storms off when the going gets tough. Enjoy!
- Diabolical cuteness factor.
- Great for parties, especially parties who are sick of Cards Against Humanity.
- Who doesn't love unicorns?
- People's Choice Award for Toy of the Year - 2019