Treasure hunt on a volcano island
While you are looting the treasure of Captain Goldfish, the volcano on the island erupts, lava flows into the sea and causes clouds of steam all over the island, through which you must find your way to the ship.
25 location cards show unique combinations of one of five types of animals with one of five types of terrain, the backside shows clouds. Three volcanos carry 1, 3 and 7 birds and seven treasures show one to four rubies in front and a treasure chest on the back. Location cards are laid out in a 5 grid, the middle one is replaced by the stack of treasure cards, player minus 1 volcano cards are placed on top.
Now, each player may look at the three middle cards in the first row on his side of the grid and put them back. The active player reveals a location and checks if it is connected to the previously revealed one by the same animal or the same terrain, the location remains open-faced. If the location is not connected, you take the top volcano and are out of the round; the last in play takes the top treasure card; all cards are turned over again, and volcanos randomly placed on the treasure stack. After seven such rounds, all treasures have been given out and you win with most rubies on your treasure cards. In a version, you activate the special ability of the newly revealed animal, if you turned up a connection.
A memo game with a learning curve, because the location cards remain in the same place for all seven rounds, so that you know more and more which card you must reveal so that it is will be connected to the previous card. A cute, nice memo game for families and casual gamers.
Designer: Carlo Bortolini
Artist: Pablo Fontagnier
Price: ca. 10 Euro
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele / Edition Spielwiese 2017
Users: For families
Rules: de en + cn nl
Interesting expert rules
Nice family game
Memo games with additional rules for uncovered tiles
Game Harbour (cn), White Goblin Games (nl)
Tactic (turquoise): 0
Strategy (blue): 0
Creativity (dark blue): 0
Knowledge (yellow): 0
Memory (orange): 3
Communication (red): 0
Interaction (brown): 1
Dexterity (green): 0
Action (dark green): 0