Paupers Ladder – Paupers (players) compete in Garolium’s tournament to find her successor following her death. They will travel treacherous lands, battle a bestiary of creatures and , with a bird companion through the treacherous land of Brighthelm in a quest to learn virtues. Firstly paupers choose their bird companion who they can train during the game. On their turn players explore the regions of the map by turning one of the 400 region cards in that region or take from the region pile. Region cards reveal ingredients, events and hazards – everything needed to develop your player character card to ultimately learn virtues. Be mindful of the other paupers who are also questing as they can hinder your progress. Become Garolium’s successor by being the first Pauper to learn three of the five virtues.
Paupers Ladder – a beautiful and thematic fantasy, adventure board game. The mechanics and turn actions are not overly complex which keeps game play flowing and player downtime to a minimum. With a good story-line throughout and plenty of region cards that not only create good interaction but also provides a good level of replayability. Paupers Ladder is great for families and fantasy quest lovers who are looking for an engaging game without being overly deep. We enjoyed playing and suggest for first time play through or for a shorter game simply house rule the win condition to achieving one or two of the five virtues. Overall an enjoyable game that provides some challenge and includes some beautiful artwork.