Compact Carnival is a puzzly card laying game where 2 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 has one Construction card which allows you to remove one card from the table to place again later wherever you want.
2 players (working on a 4 player version)
10-15 minutes to play
Mechanics: hand management, tile laying, take that
This game is still early in design, but proving to have strong potential. The next steps for design are to work on bringing it from 2 players to 3-4. I have some ideas, but not sure how much that will mess with the flow of the game. May need to provide a couple extra Construction cards to players to mitigate the extra growth of the board.