It's TEA TIME and your guests are going crazy: some will stay, some will disappear as soon as they arrive.
Tea Time is a card-game by Emanuele Ornella that has been developed for BGA by... himself!
Yes, that's as crazy as it sounds: the game designer will be in the front row to answer your questions
Of course, there is no tea-time without the mad hatter and their friends.
On each round, an array of characters is laid out, with normal and mirrored images alternating. The starting player for the round takes one character, adds it to his collection, then places the Alice card in that spot of the array. The next player takes 1-2 cards, but if he takes two, the cards must be adjacent. From the third player onwards, each player takes 1-3 cards; again, you can take multiple cards only if they're adjacent. If you ever have a normal and a mirrored image of the same character in your collection, *poof* they both disappear.
After five rounds (with two players) or three rounds (with 3-4 players), the game ends. Players score 1-15 points for collecting 1-5 cards of the same character – with zero cards of one character being worth five points, so sometimes you do want them to vanish! Alice herself is worth four points, and whoever has the most points wins.
Why not give it a try now? It's always Tea Time on BGA!
That's it and we think that it's beautiful.
All of our thanks go to Emanuele Ornella, and to the artist behind the illustrations, Chiara Vercesi.
We would also like to thanks Gigamic for the rights to use the graphic assets, and we're delighted to offer you a sip of this wonderful cup-sized game.
"Tea Time, FOREVER!"