Package!? is an abstract strategy game, designed with very quick play in mind (roughly 5 minutes a game), and is played without the need for a board, or a great deal of space. Each player is responsible for depositing a number of packages to 5 different locations, as well as moving packages about between these locations, and creating openings to remove opposing packages from the game. Each turn the current player will roll the die, and take one of the available actions dependant on the number rolled, taking into account the current location of the player, and the number of opposing packages at surrounding locations.
Points are scored for each package left in play at the end of the game depending on its location. When all players have placed their packages, the one with the most points is declared the winner… Simple. Sort of!
The decision behind what’s in the packages, and what each player represents, is left to you… Maybe you are couriers taking parcels to businesses? Maybe you are spies leaving bombs in enemy facilities? Maybe you are fishermen bringing the days catch into harbour? – Lets be honest, if we told you who and what, then it wouldn’t be abstract anymore!
Game contents include:
- 5 Wooden locations
- 4 Wooden player pawns
- 48 Wooden packages
- 4 Custom engraved D6
- 1 Drawstring carry bag
- The 'Über Package' & 'Shadow Pawn' Mini-Expansions (included with the first run of the game only)
- 5 Mini-location cards
- 4 Quick reference cards
- 1 Score summary card
Version 1.0 rules for Package!? can be downloaded by clicking the following links. Once open these can be saved from your browser window. These sets of rules have been reformatted to be printed on a regular paper size (A4) unlike the large fold out version included with the game.
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WE DID IT!
Package!? came to life On December 10th 2016 via Kickstarter. My huge thanks to the 335 backers who pledged £7,460 to make Package!? a success.
Package!?, its design, rules, and contents are an original work by Chris ‘Shep’ Shepperson.
Artwork and layout: Simon Lacey.
Copyright © 2017 Half Wing Games.
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