Announcing Queens: a deadly game of hide and seek

A new card game from The Adventure Guild, coming in 2021

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The TL;DR

Queens combines guessing and strategy with a hint of trading card-style magic. The goal of the game is to reveal all enemy Queens while keeping yours hidden. This means trying to exhaust the armies of your rivals, while keeping plenty of your own allies in reserve.

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Basic strategy

Each player begins with a Queen card in their hand. When a player’s Queen is revealed, they lose the game. Therefore, each player’s main goal is to delay secretly placing their Queen in the field for as long as possible. During the game, players will attempt to exhaust their opponents’ decks as quickly as possible, forcing them to field their Queen and risk losing the game.

  • Deduction: Many special cards can directly counter others, and it’s useful to save them for the right moments. This means trying to figure out which cards have already been exhausted in a rival’s army, which cards they may be holding, and which cards may be on their field.
  • Strategy: Choosing how and when to use your most powerful cards will determine whether they are effective. You can lure rivals into overcommitting, or surprise them with a powerful move of your own. Special cards can completely change the course of a game.
  • Luck: Each player must cope with a high degree of chance. Luck of the draw can help or hurt you, and it’s up to your rivals to decide which cards on your field are revealed. Using memory recall, deduction, and strategy can help each player deal with chance.

Special Cards

Each deck has an identical retinue of specialists who can disrupt normal play and turn the tide of the battle. Some special cards trigger when they are revealed on the field, while others can be played directly from a player’s hand. (Some special cards have abilities that can trigger both ways.)

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Availability

We’re currently in limited playtesting for Queens and will expand our playtesting group soon. Stay tuned for information about how to join our playtest cohort.

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