Dominion: Menagerie, Musical Chairs, and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio — Rio Grande Games

Dominion: Menagerie, Musical Chairs, and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio — Rio Grande Games

Dominion: Menagerie


Dominion—that’s what you’re trying to achieve. And this time, it’s with animals! Each has a lesson to teach, whether it’s how to spit really far or what kind of grass tastes the best. It’s a lot to keep track of, but you’re like an elephant: You remember everything. And you’re afraid of mice. You’ve taken up riding. Horses are intimidating; they say you can lead a horse to water, but you haven’t managed it, so you’re working your way up, starting with dogs. So far so good—the dog hasn’t bucked you off yet. Your menagerie got off to a poor start, with just a goat, two rats, and the advisor who suggested starting a menagerie. You couldn’t get that fox you wanted, but it was probably bad anyway. Now you’ve got some camels, which are just as useless for sewing as you’d been warned, and a turtle that can hold its breath for longer than anyone can stay interested. Soon, the animal kingdom will be yours.

Dominion

Dominion: Menagerie
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Item Code: RGG591
MSRP: $44.95
Releases March 2020

Dominion: Menagerie, the thirteenth expansion to Dominion, has 400 cards, with thirty new Kingdom cards. There are Horses that save a draw for later, Exile mats that cards can be sent to and rescued from, and Ways that give Actions another option. Events return. You need the basic cards and rule book in order to play Dominion: Menagerie, which can be combined with any other expansion in the game series.

Contents:

  • 400 Cards
  • 1 Organizer tray
  • 6 Player Exile mats
  • 1 Rule book
  • 1 Organizing inlay

Musical Chairs


Player: 2–4 • Ages: 14+ • Play time: 30–60 min.

Musical Chairs is a whimsical card game that simulates a game of musical chairs but with cards instead of music. Each round, players start with a hand of eight cards. The starting player must play their lowest card, and then cards are played in ascending order until the current player does not have a legal move or chooses to not play one of the optional actions. In either case, the music stops, and everyone has to take a seat.

Musical Chairs
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Item Code: RGG579
MSRP: $29.95
Releases March 2020

After every played card, players move their pawn around a circular board. Choosing where to stop is critical because the color of the chair you end up on determines which cards you score—both from your hand and from the cards already played.

If two or more players end the round on the same chair, a “butt battle” must take place, with players having the option to play cards from their hands in order to claim the chair. Players can also claim special cards and special power tokens during the game.

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio


Players: 3–5 • Play time: 45–60 min.

In Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, the third entry in Winsome Games’s Historic Railroads System, players build railroads in the South that existed between 1830–1860, with the game board featuring cities from Richmond to New Orleans, and from Memphis to Savannah. Twenty-three different railroad lines exist in the game, each represented by two shares of stock: a charter share, for the player who founds this railroad, and a common share, which might be auctioned later in the game. Eight railroads are designated as starting lines, and initially, only the shares for these eight lines are available to players. Railroad lines will be represented on the game board with wooden cubes that come in six colors, with the number of cubes ranging from 6 to 32.

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Item Code: RGG581
MSRP: $34.95
Releases March 2020

On a turn, a player takes one of four actions: charter a railroad, auction a common share, expand a line, or pass. Each time you build railroad lines, you score victory points. If all players pass in turn or the sixth color of cubes is on the board following the chartering of a railroad, the game ends. Whoever has the most points wins!

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