Isle of Skye is not only a great place to visit but also a pretty neat board game as well. Designed by Andreas Pelikan & Alexander Pfister with artwork by Klemens Franz, it is for 2-5 players, takes around 60 mins and has become an instant classic.
Isle of Skye is a game that I have been wanting to play for quite some time now. In fact back in January I included it on my top 5 list of games that I want to play in 2016, you can check out the rest of that list here.
At the start of the game you draw four random tiles, these tiles are what you will be scoring during the game. What is great about this game is that you won’t be scoring everything all the time which means you constantly have to think several moves ahead.
Each round sees players drawing three tile cards which will be used to build up a players region. Players then secretly decide a tile to discard and what price to put on the other two before revealing which gives everyone a chance to buy a tile.
There were three of us playing the game and I was the only one who had never played it before. However the good thing about this game is that it is really easy to pick up and it wasn’t long before I pulled ahead.
Isle of Skye was a lot of fun to play and I can’t believe just how close it got at the end. I really like the mechanics of this game and while you are building up your own little area, you always have to keep in mind what the other players are doing.
Once that game was over there wasn’t a whole lot going on so I just went and chilled with a few friends who were playing Ticket to Ride Europe. We did get a game of One Night Ultimate Vampire in at the end where I learnt that it is not a great idea to try and assassinate yourself.