Lion Rampant will soon be releasing a pack of game titles for which it has the exclusive distribution rights for North America, including the Zoch title Mangrovia
and a trio of animal themed games: Beasty Bar
, Bad Bunnies
, and the fourth printing of S’quarrels
In Eilif Svensson’s Mangrovia, the players seek to become the new chief of an island tribe by gathering valuables from the sacred sites of the archipelago and constructing new huts and structures. The game combines hand management and worker placement mechanics with a mechanic that forces players to plan their moves two turns at a time. Mangrovia is for 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in about 75 minutes. MSRP is $65.00.
Also from Zoch, Stefan Klob’s Beasty Bar
is a card game based around a night club that is the desired destination for a wide variety of jungle animals. Using “take that” and hand management mechanics, the players try to assure that their favorites will be the ones who are able to get into the club before the end of the game. Beasty Bar
is for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in about 20 minutes. MSRP is $35.00.
was originally released by Schmidt. In this combination trick-taking and hand management game by Jacques Zeimet, players earn points by being the last player able to add cards to a trick. Bad Bunnies
is for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in about 20 minutes.
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, designed by Bryan Lovell,
is a wacky family card game. Players try to collect sets of nuts before winter, sometimes having “quarrels” with the other squirrels to steal their hoards. This is the fourth printing for this game, and features all-new graphics and packaging. This game is for 2 to 6 players, ages 7 and up, and plays in about 20 minutes. MSRP is $20.00.
Lion Rampant has been distributing English language versions of many of Zoch’s games, starting early in 2014 (see “Lion Rampant Announces a Quartet of Zoch Games For 2014”).