Trio of ‘Princess Bride’ Card Games
Game Salute will release a trio of card games based on The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits, As You Wish, and Miracle Pill, in the second quarter 2015. The games are currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.
Designed by Matthew O’Malley, The Princess Bride: A Battle of Wits is a deduction and bluffing game. A row of goblets sits in the middle of the table, and will be filled with wine or poison. Players bid on which goblet they will drink from at the end of the game, and choose to put either wine or poison in each goblet. When players drink from a goblet, if there is more wine than poison, they survive. If there is more poison than wine, the player falls prey to the Sicilian, and is eliminated. Those who survive, win.
The box contains: 70 Character Wine/Poison cards, 12 Sicilian Wine/Poison cards, 10 Character cards, 10 Goblet cards, and a time card. The game is for 2-10 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 15 minutes. MSRP is $25.00.
Designed by Daniel Solis, The Princess Bride: As You Wish is a set collection game where players draft cards depending on the needs and desires of the character drawn for that round. The more icons on a player’s group of cards, the more point they get at the end of play, but some of the cards are poisoned and will causes losses. The goal is to complete the character’s Quest with the most points.
The box contains 75 Quest cards and 10 Character cards. The game is for 2-6 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 20 minutes. MSRP is $25.00.
Designed by Philip duBarry (Revolution!, Canalis, Courtier),The Princess Bride: Miracle Pill is a card drafting game in three rounds. Players attempt to create a pill that will hopefully bring the Man In Black back to life. Players draft cards each round, revealing them at the same time, to build up ingredients to be combined together over the rounds to create needed items, but some cards have instructions that must be followed when revealed. In the final round, scoring cards are added to the mix, determining values for the collections. The player with the highest score makes the miracle pill and wins.
The box contains 72 cards: 12 Red, 11 Rainbow, 11 Orange, 12 Yellow, 10 Green, 10 Blue, 6 Black. The game is for 2 -6 Players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 10-15 minutes. MSRP is $25.00.