Word Forge Games aquired Package!? when we bought Half Wing Games. Shep had completed a successful Kickstarter in 2016. When we played it we were realy surpised by the speed of the game, but also the tactical options available to each player. It is great to see the Cascade of effects happen resulting in a player snatching the win from the jaws of apparent inescapable defeat.
'If you are into Abstract Games this is a must have!'
Package!? is an abstract strategy game, designed with very quick play in mind (roughly 5 minutes a game), and is played without the need for a board, or a great deal of space. Each player is responsible for depositing a number of packages to 5 different locations, as well as moving packages about between these locations, and creating openings to remove opposing packages from the game. Each turn the current player will roll the die, and take one of the available actions dependant on the number rolled, taking into account the current location of the player, and the number of opposing packages at surrounding locations.
Points are scored for each package left in play at the end of the game depending on its location. When all players have placed their packages, the one with the most points is declared the winner… Simple. Sort of!
The decision behind what’s in the packages, and what each player represents, is left to you… Maybe you are couriers taking parcels to businesses? Maybe you are spies leaving bombs in enemy facilities? Maybe you are fishermen bringing the days catch into harbour? – Lets be honest, if we told you who and what, then it wouldn’t be abstract anymore!