The latest expansion for this game brings some exciting new additions that are sure to enhance the overall gameplay experience. For starters, there are two new factions, the foxes and owls, each with their own unique tokens to add to the mix. Additionally, there are two new quests and two new power up and move tiles that players can take advantage of to gain an edge in the game.
One of the most exciting aspects of this expansion is that each player now gets their own special ability for the pink airship that comes with the game. This adds a whole new layer of strategy and customization to the game, as players can tailor their approach to suit their own strengths and play style.
There is also a new 5th trophy for each player to strive for, which adds an extra element of competition and excitement to the game. In addition, the expansion includes additional automountie solorules, which can be used to add some extra challenge to the game for those who are looking for it.
The new seek cards, which replace the original seek action, are also a welcome addition. These cards show players that they must also roll the airship die, which adds an extra level of unpredictability to the game. And of course, there is an achievement sheet to keep track of your progress and accomplishments throughout the game.
Finally, the end of the game is now initiated by someone claiming their 5th trophy, which adds a sense of urgency and excitement to the final stages of the game. And when throwing a trophy or rolling a 6 on the die, players can move up to the amount of trophies left on their player board or up to 6 spaces, respectively.
The new airship in the expansion has definitely added a cool look and feel to the game. This addition has also introduced a pinch more strategy to the gameplay, which could make the game more attractive to older, more experienced players.
On the other hand, the base game was already excellent on its own, and so the expansion might not be seen as an absolute necessity. The new abilities of the factions and the possibility to store apples and gems are definitely welcome additions to the game, but they might not be significant enough to justify purchasing the expansion.
Overall, while the expansion does add some exciting new features to the game, it may not meet the expectations of players who were expecting more significant changes to the gameplay. Nevertheless, for players who are looking for a fresh take on the game, the new airship and other features might be enough to make the expansion worth the investment.
👍 the look and feel of the airship
👍 the special abilities of the factions
👍 the possibility to store apples and gems
➖ as the original game was already solid, I expected a bit more from this expansion.
A copy of this game was provided to me by Stonemaier Games for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.BGG