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The Fox in the Forest Duet
Product code: AC9985
In the two-player, co-operative trick-taking game The Fox in the Forest
Duet, players team up, helping each other move through the forest.
Collect all the gems before the end of three rounds of play, and you win!
To set up the game, place gem tokens on the designated spaces of the
game board and the team tracker token in the center of the movement
path. At the start of each round, shuffle the deck of thirty cards —
which contains three suits, each numbered 1-10 — and deal each player a
hand of eleven cards. Reveal one card as the "decree" card to determine
the trump suit. For each trick, one player leads a card, and the other
must follow suit, if possible. The winner of the trick moves the team
tracker toward them a number of spaces equal to the number of fox
footprints on the cards played. If the tracker lands on a space next to
a gem, the players collect one gem. If the tracker would move off the
end of the path, return the tracker to the center of the path, then add
a forest token to one end of the path, reducing the number of spaces
upon which you can move (with you sliding gems next to this covered
space next to the new end of the path).
The odd-numbered character cards have special abilities when played,
allowing the trick winner to move the tracker in the direction of their
choice or to ignore the footprints on one of the played cards so that
you can land on just the right spot. One character allows players to
exchange one card with each other, while another allows a player to
change the decree card.
At the end of a round, you add five gems to designated spaces, add a
forest space to shorten the path, then receive a new hand of eleven
cards from a freshly shuffled deck. Collect all 22 gem tokens, and you
win. Run out of time or head off the end of the path with no forest
spaces in reserve, then you can just keep running in defeat or shuffle
the cards and start the game anew.
Eclectic Games, Reading - Mon Sep 28 06:42:08 BST 2020 [web4]