Ratfink: Escape Claws

Start Time: Saturday 4:00 PM
Location:Grand Ballroom J-09
Status:Assigned
Game Master(s): Dawson Cowals
Duration:2 hours
Player Max:5
Signed up:2
Track(s):Board Games
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Beginner
Age group:Over 10 - Parental supervision not required
URL:http://www.cohortviiigames.com/
Description:

"Ratfink: Escape Claws" is a cooperative, push-your-luck, dice-placement and action selection game with tile-laying and variable player powers for 1 to 5 players. It plays in 30-90 minutes. You and your fellow rats must help each other escape from deep in the belly of Castle Catburglen. Work together and push your luck to explore a safe path across the maze! Roll dice to explore and rotate tiles, distract the cat, and gain cheese while avoiding Finks! Everytime the snap of a trap goes off Claws becomes more suspicious and hones in on your location. Eventually he will find the entrance to the maze and track you down! Beware, once you enter all rats must make it across together. Can you escape the castle together or will Claws the Cat seal your fate?

This is our newest game that we've been developing over the past year set in the same universe as our Ratfink: Scurry & Scamper game. This game uses custom dice and a unique dice-placement system that players use to explore and lay tiles to find a safe path across the maze. There is also an Event deck with events that must be resolved for each turn as well as a cat who advances based on when players roll traps, or Finks. If either the Event deck runs out or the cat catches one of the rats before all have made it safely across the maze the players lose. All rats must make it safely across in order to win. The challenge lies in using dice rolls and player powers optimally while trying to hold the cat, Claws, at bay. If you enjoy cooperative games with custom dice and some push-your-luck you should have fun with Escape Claws!