Jump on board the good ship Tranquility and set sail for paradise. Take care, though, because in a land where day blends into night it is easy to lose track of time- and you still need to find that special little island to call home.
Tranquility is a co-operative card game in which players must fill the sea with numbered island cards and guide the ship home. Note that in the world of Tranquility, the only way to play is in silence.
The goal of the game is for the team to complete the grid before any player runs out of available actions. Cards must be placed so that the grid ascends in numerical order from bottom left to top right. All players win if they manage to complete the grid and have placed a Start and Finish card. All players lose if a single player can no longer play or discard any cards legally. However, the players may not communicate.
Play is taken in turns moving clockwise with the quietest player going first. On a player’s turn they must do one of the following: 1. Play a card or 2. Discard two cards. Then they draw back up to a hand of five cards. Cards must be placed so that the grid ascends in numerical order from bottom left to top right. If the card is placed next to an existing card in the sequence then you must discard cards from their hand equal to the difference between the numbers without revealing the values of the discarded cards. (e.g. placing a 5 next to a 3 will require two cards to be discarded from your hand) This applies even if the cards are on different rows.
Tranquility is a game of silence and reflexion. Fit for 1 to 5 players, it is a cooperative puzzle game that will keep you entertained while being relaxed.
You can give it a try right here:
We would like to thanks the people from Board Game Hub, as well as the game designer James Emmerson. The game has been perfectly brought to BGA by bhauman3, our developer, and is a nice adaptation of the original boardgame.
It's short, beautifully illustrated by Tristam Rossin, and you should try this game if you want to play that special "something else" that some gems of a game can be.
You'll be able to enjoy another release this week, so don't miss our Wednesday release!