Today Sara, Liam, and Lincoln review the game Carrotia. It's a tile placement game for the whole family. Funded on Kickstarter last year, it's lacking a little polish, but nothing that a few house rules can't make up for.
Rise of Tribes
2–4 Players, Age 10+, 30-60 min
on Kickstarter June 6th, 2017
Available in Standard and Deluxe Editions
Lead the Dawn of Civilization!
In Rise of Tribes, players lead prehistoric tribes to explore new lands, gather resources and discover new tools in an attempt to achieve greatness.
Using a unique dice mechanic to activate two actions per turn, you will choose to grow, move, lead or gather. There are many paths to victory. Decide to advance your fledgling civilization with new developments like pottery, basketry or horses. Hunt a mammoth, or tame it! Build villages, roam the great lakes, mountains and forests. Share the land, or seek to control territories.
Choose how you rise to victory!
Unleash Your Tribal Power!
Rise of Tribes features an advanced mode, with tribal faction powers.
Play as a great chieftain and choose 1 of 2 unique abilities to enhance your game.
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