September was a good month for “new to me” games. It was a good month for gaming in general, but the new ones I got to play were a nice mix of old and new.
Which illustrates exactly the point of my “new to me” post!
So why not get right into the goodness?
Tobago (2009 – Zoch Zum Spielen) – 1 play
This is a fun exploration/treasure-hunting game that I had never heard of.
The island that you are on is made up of modular tiles that are randomly placed and nobody knows where the treasures are. Each treasure starts with a clue card in play that narrows down where that treasure is (e.g: “not in a forest” or “next to a river hex”).
On your turn, in addition to moving around the island collecting stuff, you play a card to one of the treasures that will narrow down its location even further. You then will be getting a “share” of that treasure when it’s finally discovered.
It’s a neat mechanism, where you have to decide whether you want to help an opponent find a treasure because at least you’ll be getting some of it if you place a card down.
It’s also played in under an hour, which is a plus!