- Player Count: 2-4
- Play Time: 15 – 30 Minutes
- Age: 14+
- Genre: Abstract
- Play Style: Grid Movement
- Key Mechanic: Card Management
Smoke rises on the horizon. A fire rages somewhere in the heart of the forest. From the height of a fire tower, you command the efforts to defend your tower and take down your opponents. With each turn, the inferno grows. Harness the power of the wind to push the blaze towards the other towers, clear tracts of land to fortify your tower, hinder the plans of your opponents with torrents of water, and unleash an arsenal of fire cards upon your foes. Each card has a unique pattern with its own tactical advantage. You must effectively direct the resources in your hand and use sound spatial planning to deploy them.
Fire Tower incorporates an intuitive play structure that takes minutes to learn and seconds to set up. Although the core mechanics are easy to grasp, an ever-shifting environment forces players to switch up their tactics and experiment with varied strategies, making Fire Tower a difficult game to master and each play-through a fresh experience.
Players have to protect their lookout tower from a raging forest fire. By using action cards to dispatch smoke jumpers and fire engines to combat the fire, construct firebreaks to protect your tower. Take on the role of nature and use the wind to push the blaze towards your opponents and unleash fire cards to take down their towers before they can reach yours. Beware though, burned towers can return as the vengeful Shadow of the Wood – the last tower standing wins.
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