Hardback (B&N Exclusive Edition) (B&N Game of the Month)

Hardback (B&N Exclusive Edition) (B&N Game of the Month)

by Fowers
Hardback (B&N Exclusive Edition) (B&N Game of the Month)

Hardback (B&N Exclusive Edition) (B&N Game of the Month)

by Fowers

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Hardback is my family’s favorite word game. It combines the simple gameplay of laying letter cards to form words with the challenge of choosing the best new letters to purchase and add to your deck. Each game starts similarly, with players getting 8 of the same starter cards. But as the game progresses, your never know which of the 140 new letter cards will enter into gameplay. The push your luck element of dealing additional cards into your hand adds to the complexity. Will the reward be worth the risk? The word theme makes Hardback a very unique deckbuilder. And the deckbuilding aspect make it a very unique word game.

From the creators of the bestselling game, Paperback, comes the next chapter in deckbuilding / word games. Play as Penelope Quill, an aspiring, 19th-century author, working to write your next novel, earning money and prestige along the way. Spend your coin on new, more powerful cards to improve your deck and write ever better novels. Be the first to acquire enough prestige to complete your masterpiece and be recognized as the finest novelist of the age!
  • B&N Exclusive Edition includes a larger scoreboard, updated card powers, and reinforced player tokens.
  • All new gameplay makes this the perfect game for Paperback fans.
  • Wordsmiths can score big by discovering the perfect word from their hand of randomly drawn cards.
  • Strategic players can maximize the benefit of their cards by carefully crafting the perfect deck.
  • All new illustrations from artist Ryan Goldsberry brilliantly capture the era - with some clever twists.
  • Multiple strategies to explore.
  • Competitive, cooperative, and single-player gameplay options.
  • Hardback is a deckbuilding word game.
  • Every player starts with the same deck of 8 letter cards, of limited value.
  • On your turn, deal yourself 5 letter cards and create a word.
  • Based on the letters used, your word will earn you money or points.
  • Use the money earned to buy better letters to add to your deck. In this way, your deck becomes increasingly stronger.
  • Trigger combinations by collecting letters from the same genre.
  • The first player to reach 30 points wins.
    What’s in the box:
  • 50 Starting Cards
  • 140 Letter Cards in 4 Genres (Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Romance)
  • 45 Variant Cards, including Co-Op, Player Powers, Events, and more
  • 5 Player Cards and Player Book Tokens
  • 38 Ink Tokens
  • 18 Remover Tokens
  • Prestige Tracker Board
  • First Player Marker
  • All Cards Printed on Linen Finish 300gsm cardstock

Product Details

UPC: 0656793985408
Manufacturer: Fowers
Publication date: 07/08/2023
Age Range: 10 Years
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