Compact Carnival is a puzzle style card laying game where 2-4 players are building out an amusement park. Each turn players choose one attraction from their hand of three cards and play them adjacent to a card already on the table. Each type of attraction scores in a particular way based on it’s placement to attractions around it. Some even give you bonuses depending on whether you’re next to your own or another players card. Each player also have some ability cards which allows you to remove, swap, and double the value of cards on the table.
15-20 minutes to play
Mechanics: hand management, tile laying, take that
The game has been in development throughout 2017. It’s taken a bit of a development break going into 2018 as I formulated a few complete redesigns. The game will return in some format, either adapting this version, or redefining it into something brand new.