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Part Number: GABHARDBABrand: Fowers GamesGame Type: WordIntended Audience: GeneralMinimum Age: 10+Player Count: 1-5Game Duration: 45-90 minutes
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Hardback is a deck-building word game, a prequel to Paperback. As an aspiring 19th-century novelist, you work to pen your next masterpiece, earning prestige along the way. Specialize your deck in certain genres to exploit card combinations, and press your luck to draw extra cards — but make sure you can still string a word together!
Players build a deck of letters with various powers and race to 60 fame points to win. Some of the features:
No wilds in your deck - any card can be wild.Push your luck for more cards with the Ink system.Match genre colors to gain bonus abilities on your cards.Fight over the coveted Endorsement cards.New Persistent cards stay in play, until someone uses them!In addition to the competitive race mode for 2-5 players, the base game includes several variant rules, including Literary Awards, Adverts, Player Powers, and Events; and a co-op mode for 1-4 players, in which players join forces against one of four simulated opponents, each of which is proficient in a different deck genre.
This is great game, that offers lots of different ways to get to to the win of 60 points. You start with a small deck of letter cards that provide points or provide money. You you draw five cards and try to make the best word you can. From there you start to embellish your deck from the shop of seven cards all of which have different powers on and book genres that can combo together to increase the points you create or give you more money to buy the more expensive cards. There is a nice push your luck element as well instead of buying cards you can buy ink instead. This provides you with a way of pulling extra cards from your deck but you have to use these letters in your next word. Overall this is a nice little word game deck builder.
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