Isle of Skye Game

Isle of Skye Game

# 018382

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Item #: 018382
Grades: 3-AD

Warning
Choking Hazard
  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Take on the role of chieftain of a clan competing to build the best land in this thoughtful game of buying and selling land. Aspects of this game are reminiscent of Carcassone, but the variability and mechanics of this game offer more strategy than the aforementioned. Whereas both games revolve around square tiles featuring different landscapes that have to be connected, Carcassone tiles are placed in a central map, while Isle of Skye players each build their own swath of land that scores them points. The main strategy in this game lies in the buying and selling of land tiles. At the beginning of each round (either 5-6 total, depending on the number of players), players receive their income based off of their current landscape, and then each player randomly draws three landscape tiles from the bag. Once everyone has drawn and all of the new tiles are visible, each player secretly chooses one of their three tiles to discard back into the bag and sets the prices for the other two from their money supply. You have to keep an eye on which tiles other players may want to buy from you to complement their landscape as well as which tiles will most benefit you. Setting prices too low means you wont profit much from the sale, but setting them too high may deter other buyers and cause you to spend more of your own money. Once everyone has set their prices, the player screens are moved so that the prices are revealed, and then players each have a turn to buy a tile from another player. If a player buys a tile from you, you receive your money back as well as the coins paid by the buyer. However, if no one buys your tiles, you pay the bank the price and may add the tile to your personal map, always connecting like landscape to like. As with most great games, there is a good balance between resources, causing you to choose your purchases wisely. The round closes with players scoring based on their current landscape. The scoring is an aspect that brings wonderful variability to the game players randomly select four of the 16 scoring tiles at the beginning of the game and set them in the middle of the scoring track in the spaces marked A, B, C, and D. For example, you may score victory points (VPs) for each sheep in your territory or if you are the player with the most gold. However, each round only scores a combination of the scoring tiles after Round 1, you score using the A and B tiles; after the fourth round you score based on the criteria of tiles A, C, and D. This makes all the scoring tiles important, but each at varying points of the game. At the start of each round players receive additional income based on their land and the land sales start all over again. After the final scoring, the chieftain with the best kingdom wins! Steph

Secondary Description:

1 game board
16 scoring cards
72 landscape tiles
1 cloth bag
5 score markers (wood)
5 bag markers
5 player screens
1 round marker (wood)
1 start player marker
80 coins

Category Description for Strategy Games for All Ages:

Please also see our Logic - Games section for more excellent strategy games.




Primary Subject
Games, Puzzles & Toys
Grade Start
3
Grade End
AD
EAN
029877035090
Author
Carlo Lavezzi
Format
Other
Brand Name
Mayfair Games
Weight
2.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.75" x 7.5" x 2.62"
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Rainbow Resource Center Store
interesting game, but not too long
Eugene R on Dec 16, 2018
My son asked for it specifically.
ERIN R on Dec 13, 2018
interesting game, but not too long
Eugene R on Dec 16, 2018
Christmas gift request.
Deb V on Dec 13, 2018
My son asked for it specifically.
ERIN R on Dec 13, 2018
great game family suggestion thanks for having Paypal.
robert b on Dec 5, 2018
Looks interesting. We play a lot of board games and the family has been to the island of Skye so we thought it would be fun
Kathy M on Dec 3, 2018
Christmas gift request.
Deb V on Dec 13, 2018
great game family suggestion thanks for having Paypal.
robert b on Dec 5, 2018
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