A bit of Splendor? a bit of Res Arcana?
Or just a good implementation of fine mechanisms?
It is up to you to judge!
Little Factory, first released as Goods Maker, is about a half-hour resource management and building construction card game for 2-4 players.
You arrive in the valley with just a few coins in your pocket. It is so rich in resources that you do not know where to start! Will these grains provide you bread or feed your cow? Beyond the wheat field, you can already imagine your mill turning with the wind.
Players increase their assets by processing resources into other resources, such as turning wood into boards or charcoal, or turning charcoal and flour into bread. If you increase your assets, you can build a building and use that building to acquire resources and victory points more quickly.
The more buildings players construct, the more actions that become available on future turns. On a turn, players take one of two actions:
- Production: Choose a resource card or building card in the production action area, and gain the item shown on it; or,
- Trade: Discard resource cards from your hand to acquire resource or building cards of the same value or less from the available cards.
In addition, players can use the effects of each building they own once per turn (including on the turn during which they were acquired). An example of a building effect is: exchanging a thread card in hand for cloth available in the play area. Chain together cards, buildings, and actions to create more victory points. The player who collects 10+ victory points first wins!
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We would like to thank Iello, the publisher, for making this game available on Board Game Arena. The game designers, Shun Taguchi and Aya Taguchi, have done impressive work on this title, and we would like to thank them as well.
And as usual, last but not least, we would like to send our warmest thanks to stefano who developed it and made it available for all of you!
Don't be shy, there's a tutorial for you to learn, and it's easy as 1, 2, 3.
See you on Wednesday for another release!
Take care and play well.