Rolling Realms is a creative roll-n-write that uses dry erase playing cards and a random setup to create unique game play experiences.
Board Game Scores & Ranks:
- BGG Weight: 1.73
- Play Time: 30 Mins
- Player Count: 1-6 players
- Year Published: 2021
Board Game Designer:
- Jamey Stegmaier
The game is played over 3 rounds of 9 turns per round. In this game you draw three random cards for each round (all players use the same cards for a round) then complete the 9 rolling actions with these cards. You will build resources and gain stars throughout the round. Your resources will be used to carry out bonus actions or powers, whereas the starts our your victory points. The goal of the game is to complete the most stars by the end of the game. The stars are earned by completing goals on each of the cards during the round.
Theme & Components:
The game is themed around Stonemaier Games including cherished titles like Wingspan, Scythe, Tapestry and Viticulture to name a few. There are elements from these games that actually give you relatable experiences (especially the Tapestry and Viticulture cards).
The game has high replayability on a number of fronts.
– It is a roll-n-write so there is inherent variability with the dice rolls each game.
– The randomization of the cards you draw each round create variety of round combos
– The strategy you choose to employ when assigning the dice to different realms
– Simple rule set and ease of play (teach as you go)
– Quick play and setup
– Number of players does not alter the game play, therefore the game is great at all numbers (multi-player solitaire)
– You can increase your player count by adding an additional copy of the game (as you need the cards)
Who is this game for?
This game really is made for anyone who loves Stonemaier games or wants to be introduced to a Stonemaier family of games.
With the simple game play and rule set gamers and non-gamers alike will be able to bite into this game and enjoy it; for gamers, you will be aiming to hone your strategy and combinations.
Overall, this is a great filler game when playing with multiple people at game nights and/or the first game of the night as it is a quick play with solid design. We have played this game at two, four and six and have had a great time.