Announcing!: The Princess and the Goblin
Description: When the young Princess Irene noticed her special golden thread led straight into the goblin kingdom under the mountain, she did not hesitate, but followed it at once. There, in the dark, she discovered her friend, the miner boy Curdie, who had been trapped while searching for clues to the goblins’ evil plans.
Now, together they must make a daring escape. Can you retrace Irene’s steps through the dark maze of caverns, using only her special golden thread as your guide?
In the game, you will explore the goblin’s vast underground cave network in search of clues. When you think you’ve discovered enough clues to save the kingdom, flip all of the tiles of your escape path in the correct order to find your way home. You will win if you can escape the mountain and find more clues than any of your opponents, but take care the goblins don’t catch you!
For 1-4 players ages 7 and up! Plays in 10-20 minutes. With advanced rules for a greater challenge!
Pre-order!: The Princess and the Goblin now to take advantage of a 10%-off pre-order discount. The expected delivery of The Princess and the Goblin is February 2017.
Game Designer: Dennis Hoyle (Antidote, Drop Site)
Artists: Scott Nicely, Courtney Godbey
Features: puzzle solving, memory, deduction, pattern recognition, point scoring, matching, unique theme
Contents: 36 cardboard tiles, 16 cardboard tokens, 1 full-color rulebook
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“[The Princess and the Goblin] is a quick playing game that is perfect for families with children aged about seven and older. Kids will love the goblins, feel heroic in helping the princess find her way home, and will quite possibly do a better job of remembering where tiles are located than you.” – Dave Banks (Geek Dad)
“We have been playing and love the game!! We love the goblins – we’re always shocked when we get them!” – Toni Steres (Playtester)
“I like the strategy of the game – and beating my sisters!” – Luke (Playtester, age 7)
“A great little matching game that is quick enough to play several times in a row but deeper than the typical match-2 games you see from this genre. Over all it’s a huge thumbs up from the Nerdettes.” (Dad Vs The Nerdettes)
“The Goblin and the Princess is an easy to grasp, fun to play, and hard to beat adventure! It’s one part Memory, one part bedtime story, and one part dungeon crawler!” – Kevin Delp (Tantrum House)
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