AMIGO has several new family games in a variety of styles launching this summer.
Bridge to Treasure Cave
is a 3D game for two to four players attempting to collect gold and get it safely home before anyone else. A bridge with removable planks spans a gorge that players must have their Meeples cross. Once on the other side, they can elect to retrieve one, two, or three pieces of gold. But the more they grab, the slower they move, and they easier it is for someone to steal from them. The faster they go, the higher the risk something will go wrong crossing the bridge. As the game progresses, planks are removed, and participants can deliberately remove them to thwart their opponents.
The game is aimed at players 8 and up and plays in about 25 minutes. MSRP is $19.99.
pits two to four players in a race down a river in Viking dragon boats. They’re returning from a raid but are being pursued by a storm. It’s dark, and the player must manage deploying signal lights, so the crews can see to navigate. When things go wrong, boats are crashed on the rocks, and the treasure is lost. The goal is to get more boats along the channel than anyone else.
Like Bridge to Treasure Cave
, MSRP is $19.99 for a game that plays in 25 minutes for ages eight and up.
What the Heck?
is a card game that plays a little like "War." Players have cards with numbers on them. Each turn they choose one and play it face down. A card in the middle has a plus or minus sign on it. If it’s plus, the highest card played takes it. If it’s a minus, the lowest card takes the trick. In the case of a tie, those cards cancel each other out, and the next one in line gets it. The object is to end the game with the most points.
Aimed at two to four players, aged 8 and up, What the Heck?
takes about 20 minutes and has an MSRP of $7.99.
Finally, Mission X-Code
is a cooperative card game that plays in only three minutes. With the timer running, the team attempts to collect three-of-a-kind to cover every space on the board. To do it they must trade cards. But they must be passed in a particular direction. Players shout out what they need and have to figure out how to get it before the clock runs out. The game has multiple levels of complexity to accommodate players of different skill levels and to increase the difficulty as they get familiar with it.
is designed for two to eight players, ages 8 and up. MSRP is $19.99.