The longer-than-two-page cartoon makes a good first impression on his quest for an antidote.The short story details the reign of King Mithrat of Greece, who poisoned his father as a murderer and himself after death. Years have been spent on immunization of the toxins. Upon reaching new lands to conquer the Mithradates, realizing that he could not be protected from those new toxins, he began to experiment with prisoners. You will play the role of a poisoned prisoner and in this race you should kill your fellow prisoners. The first to not die in the poison of victory!
Sounds good, right? Obviously, some ideas have led to the making of the game’s backstory, and sadly, that’s the last thing we see. You are mentioned in the pursuit of the royal army. But this is something that is never repeated in the game. But your job is to run around and collect the necessary materials to save your life though. How do you know which material to grab is a puzzle?
To start, have everyone pick one color, take two compatible claws, then grab a deck of their ten-element cards, which they shuffle, then randomly pick four. These are the elements that players have to take with them on their travels and place them on a one-on-one table so everyone can see where to go.
When it’s your turn, you will die, spin the movement and move it to as many places as you want, change direction at any time. The goal is to get to all the green stars that match the four materials you need before being brought back to the center for easy wins.
There is a slight problem on your way with monster cards in the form of large cards where you have to pick the necessary items. Whenever you do a jog, you’ll flip over the top card to read memorable messages, sometimes trying to make jokes, and then catch up on the fight. The goal is to spin higher than the card score and you can keep spinning until you succeed or until you decide to go out and come back later because the devil is so polite.
This brings us to the game’s one-time trade-off concept. You can see that you only have fifty breaths, as indicated, with pieces on the off-board rails that need to be mixed with the antidote. The catch is that every time you roll the dye, you’re suffocating, and by the time you reach the center, it might be drastically off your neck. You can take out some air by defeating certain monsters or digging your messy cards for five breaths. This is the only good thing for a possible antidote quests, a simple your luck pushing mechanism where each attempt to fight monsters lowers your chances of completing the game. However, I noticed that the games I played with a lot of people wouldn’t automatically bother fighting high-level monsters and just surrender and come back – assuming their moves. There are points left – in hopes of something easy.
As in the intervention cards I mentioned, they can always prevent other players from encroaching, stop players until they roll a certain number or return one player. Push the point where he started the turn. I have some issues with the rules, such as those that prevent you from moving forward until you spin a certain amount because the card says the player loses his breath when failing. But at the same time, the rule book states that whenever a person dies, one breath is rolled. In fact, while playing we have less adherence to the rules, for example, whether skipping battle means putting the monster back to the top of the pile, which we think is likely not. The stacks will end really quickly. But the biggest problem with coin cards is that these cards are incredibly brutal in luck games. Spinning a pair in sequence and hardly going anywhere is annoying enough without anyone then hitting you with a coin card that allows them to control your character throughout the turn or with a card that makes other players. Lose five breaths, even with a card that forces the player to spin two records to continue with each failure costing only one time. At least the card player might laugh at it.
You can also use snag cards on the four corners of the board and these give you special abilities. But chasing them seems absolutely pointless until you get to one point. You can also get special cards to defeat specific monsters, which is nice.
Aside from the fate of being rolled to death and the tantrums caused by messed up playing cards, it can also be fought with other players for content.