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The lockdown’s Enigmas

During this lockdown we had a lot of fun creating some riddles for you, precisely four, more or less complicated around our key games. Who kidnapped Rosie, the Sheriff poodle in Colt Express? Who won the Lewis & Clark game? Who sent a secret love letter to Thor or Who married Skadi in Yggdrasil Chronicles? These were the little ‘brain killer’ games for this fleeting lethargy and we have gathered them here with their solution.

Enigma 1 • Who kidnapped Rosie, the Sheriff’s poodle?

In the world of Colt Express

Enigma 2 • A hidden love on Yggdrasil

In the world of Yggdrasil Chronicles

Enigma 3 • Off to conquer the Wild West

Enigma 4 • The amazing wedding of Skadi

In the world of Yggdrasil Chronicles

Lewis & Clark – The Expedition: an Upgrade Kit for its 2020 reprint

For this year 2020 reprint of Lewis & Clark – The Expedition we offer you an Upgrade Kit for Print & Play – see below – to enable you, who already own the game, to enjoy the latest changes.

But we wonder, maybe some of you would like to buy a proper Kit with the real new cards and Time tokens? Give us your opinion via this form. If we collect enough “yes” we might produce and sell a nice Upgrade Kit.

Upgrade kit → Pimp my boardgame

  1. Put aside your Camp tokens, pick some twenty random tokens and transform them into Time tokens – See rules p.1 (of course in the new game they will be much more beautiful)
  2. Take your Boat tiles and play only with the front part, only with the sides with 2 resources and 1 Indian (the others were of no use anyway).
  3. On the board, look at the starting point at Saint Louis, can you see it? Well there is no river spaces downstream. Yes, yes, there are none, you no longer see them, no these spaces are not what you see.
  4. Last thing, look at the flag at Fort Clatsop or more precisely at the spaces after the flag. On the space right after there is nothing, on the one still after there is a ‘1’, then a ‘2’ on the next one, then a ‘3’, then a ‘4’ and so on to infinity (yes I know your board is not that big, but normally 5-6 spaces will be enough)
  5. Finally, download, print and cut the Cards file below and, with transparent sleeves, update your deck of cards by replacing the characters that have changed (we also have clarified some icons but as you’ve been playing this game for years, we won’t bother with that).
Here it is, your new Lewis & Clark – The Expedition ready to play. You can download the new rules and play!

Previous Board

vs

New Board

What has changed in the rules

There are no more Camp tokens! Instead, when you camp, you get as many Time tokens as lost time (addition of all the little suns).

Then, when it comes to moving forward towards the next river or mountain space, before actually moving you must spend as many appropriate moves (mountain or river) as you have Time tokens, in order to discard them. It is only when you have no more Time tokens that you can really move forward.

Another tiny change, you never count the race spaces occupied by other players, you simply jump over them.

Last point, when you set up camp outside Fort Clatsop, you only win if you have less Time tokens than the imaginary number you saw earlier on the board (0 on the space right after the flag, 1 on the next space, then 2, etc.). If you have too many Time tokens you keep on playing until you establish your camp again with a sufficiently low number of Time tokens or until another player does it before you and that the victory flies over your head.

The games of the lockdown

I don’t know about you but the house is already cleaned and tidy, we’ve created all kinds of things with our hands and even spare some time for us to do nothing… So wouldn’t it be time to take the games out the library?

Whether you are alone, with two or more, here is a selection of 8 games that should keep you busy for a while.

• Single Regatta •

On November 30, 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from Napoleon. Thomas Jefferson decided to send two explorers, Meriweather Lewis and William Clark to discover this huge terra incognita.

Your goal? Be the first to reach the West Coast, a race where only the first place counts.

  • ⚙️Cédrick Chaboussit
  • 🎨Vincent Dutrait
  • 🎂From 14 yo
  • 👥1 to 5 players
  • ⏳30 min per player

April 14, 1912 – 23h40 – North Atlantic – R.M.S. Titanic strikes an iceberg. The water immediately floods into the boat’s compartments and the ship is listing to starboard in a worrying way. No hope about it outcome.

You’re a crew member aboard the famous ship, your goal is simple: save as many passengers as as possible.

  • ⚙️ Bruno Cathala & Ludovic Maublanc
  • 🎨 Sandra Fesquet
  • 🎂 From 10 yo
  • 👥 1 to 5 payers
  • ⏳ 45 min

Open the book of Skalds, that tells about the twilight of the Gods. The ash cosmic tree Ygddrasil supporting the 9 worlds is in jeopardy. The Ragnarök is approaching. Predicted since the dawn of time the last battle is starting now. You, mighty among the Norse gods, have to face the relentless attack of Evil Forces.

Your only aim: to prevent them from destroying Yggdrasil.

  • ⚙️ Cédric Lefebvre
  • 🎨 Maëva Da Silva & Christine Deschamps
  • 🎂 From 14 yo
  • 👥 1 to 5 players
  • ⏳ 90 min

• Dueling Duos •

Develop you own nation by playing tactics and diplomacy. In one of the six Domains, Military, Religion, Economy, Science, Culture and Utopia and be the first to lead one domain.

You think to a single word : hegemony!

  • ⚙️ Rémi Amy
  • 🎨 Christopher Matt
  • 🎂 From 8 yo
  • 👥 2 to 4 payers
  • ⏳ 20 min

In 1803, the president of the United States, Jefferson, decided to send an expedition to explore their huge territory. The two men in charge, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, had several missions including mapping the territory, establishing contact with local tribes and making the inventory of the encountered animal and vegetal species.

It is up to you to play young explorer: gain the points by combining the discovery of new territories, by establishing contacts with the Indian tribes and inventoring the animal and plant species.

  • ⚙️ Cédrick Chaboussit
  • 🎨 Vincent Dutrait
  • 🎂à partir de 14 ans
  • 👥2 à 4 joueurs
  • ⏳60 min

No need to introduce the mysterious little boy who asks the aviator: “If you please, draw me a sheep!” In the style of the novella, the game goes to meet the Little Prince who asks you now: “If you please, make me a planet!” Meet again the Little Prince’s dear ones as well as the characters he met during his journey.

Make the most beautiful planet to welcome foxes, sheep, elephants or roses.

  • ⚙️ Antoine Bauza & Bruno Cathala
  • 🎨 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • 🎂 From 8 yo
  • 👥 2 to 5 players
  • ⏳ 25 min

After decades of research and technological development, humanity is about to leave Earth. A system of six viable Exoplanets has been identified. To get there only one means of transport is possible: the space gates.

Play a leader of the Confederation and send as many settlers as possible to these Exoplanets in order to establish your influence and hold the future of Humanity…

  • ⚙️ Cédric Lefebvre
  • 🎨 Vincent Dutrait
  • 🎂 From 14 yo
  • 👥 2 to 4 players
  • ⏳ 90 min

• Families and Roommates •

You play a bandit onboard the Union Pacific Train. No mercy, no possible alliance: between the cars, on the train’s roof, bullets come from everywhere. The out-laws are injured. The Marshall patrols the train, thwarts the plans of the bandits. Who will become the best gunslinger? Who will get the greatest share of the loot?

Become the wealthiest bandit in the Wild West.

  • ⚙️ Christophe Raimbault
  • 🎨 Jordi Valbuena
  • 🎂 From 10 yo
  • 👥 2 à 6 players
  • ⏳ 40 min