The Damsel’s Tale pits two or three players against each other. In 2 player mode, one player takes on the role of Sir Ivan, a knight tasked with stealing a crown from a fiery cavern. The crown is guarded by the baby dragon Cinder (the other player) and it’s gigantic, ferocious and protective mother.
Both the Knight and Dragon players draw a hand of 4 cards. They then simultaneously choose a card to play face down. The cards are revealed and the card with the lowest value resolves first.
The knight player plots Ivan’s path through the lair, trying to stay out of sight, avoid making noise and get to the treasure pile where the crown lies waiting.
Cinder’s player uses their cards to try to prove that there’s an intruder in the cave, to goad the Knight out of hiding and to try to remain calm through the ordeal. Cinders cries will attract the mother dragon out of the cavern depths and into the lair. If Cinder can time it right the Knight will be caught in the open when the mother dragon emerges and he’ll be treated to a toasting!
The 2v1 varient extends the game to 3 players (we knew you could do the math) and comes with 12 new player cards with actions balanced especially for the format, plus an extra reminder card AND another 2 custom printed meeples!
The board features a new track printed on the back side especially for the 2v1 game. The knights will be jostling to race to the crown *quietly* while the dragon has double the chance of picking a knight off when mumma gets to the lair.
To make it even better the game comes in a cool storybook style box with illustrated box sleeve and even includes a thematic 15 page short story "The dragon deal".
Game contains an extra Reinhald card to replace the original misprinted one.
Recommended Card Sleeves (sold separately)
Percival x 53 (1 packs)
The Damsel's Tale
Year of Publication: 2020
Designers: Paul Nicholas, Josh Sommerfeld, Alex Wynnter
Artists: Senitra Thompson, Alex Wynnter
Publisher: Red Genie Games
No. Players: 2-3
Play Time: 15-25 min
Edition: Kickstarter promos included