Set in Wallace’s home of New Zealand, Moa imagines tribes of anthropomorphic native birds competing for control of the island’s territories while contending with an invasion of mammals. Each round, players use a hand of bird cards to take actions, which include adding tokens to territories, fighting the mammals, or even selling out territories to the mammals in exchange for promises of peace. Meanwhile, a volcano grows increasingly restive, threatening to erupt.
Moa includes 1 game board, 110 cards, 121 tokens, 25 tiles, 12 stronghold markers, and 1 volcano marker. The game is intended for 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in under an hour. MSRP is $50.00. APE Games funded the production of Moa with a Kickstarter campaign last May that attracted $22,027 from 531 backers (an average of $41.48 per backer).
Petrichor was produced in partnership with Mighty Boards of Malta. It comes with 1 game board, 3 harvest dice, 12 cloud boxes, 80 glass rain tokens, 40 cards, 19 crop tiles, and a solo play module. This game can be played by 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, in about 20 minutes per player. MSRP is $50.00.
Earlier this year, APE Games released a game about hunting dinosaur fossils called The Great Dinosaur Rush (see “Paleontologists Clash in ‘The Great Dinosaur Rush’”).