Klicka för svenska      Tomb Raider

Distributor: Identity Games
Category: Strategy game
Players: 2-4 (best with 2 or 4 players)
Play time: 45 minuter
Ages: 8+
Content: -
Game target: With 4 players, you play in teams. With 2 or 3 players you play individually with Lara on the 'good side' and 1 or 2 'bad guys' as opponents. If equal, then the winner is the one who gets the last point. The players scores point by getting 1 point for each discovery tile and 2 or 3 point for either paintings or evidence, depending of which team they belong.
Rules: Rules in English
Strategy: -
Comments: My edition is from 2003. The designer is Arthur Tebbe. Full name of the game is "Lara Craft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness".

Based on the computer game 'The Angel of Darkness'. Lara Croft is accused of a murder and tries to find the five pieces of evidence to prove her innocence. At the same time is 'Pieter van Eckhardt' trying to obtain possession of paintings from the museum.

Both quests are taking place in the museum at night. The players sneak in, exposing the system of corridors by opening playing tiles. On five tiles are secret rooms, which contains evidences and/or paintings, which the team try to get out one by one. You get points for the discovery and objects belonging to your quest, but you can also remove tiles the opponents want.

You opponent will do everything in their power to stop you by shooting at you, blocking corridors and stealing your points. Also beware of the guards, which might force you to restart from the entrance. The last piece is booby-trapped, so you need to run for you life to the entrance.

On your turn, you do 3 actions that are either:
- Take one action card (reloading) of either ammo (to shoot), life (to protect) or energy (to move, open tile or rotate tile) cards.
- Playing 1 or more action cards of the same sort (ammo, life or energy).

There is one tile of each card symbol, where you may reload 2 cards of the type. You can never have more than 7 cards.

The game is a tactic one, although you have a lot of luck when turning up floor tiles or drawing treasures. Still it's a a nice discovery themed game to be played once in a while. I would guess that the game is pretty good with children.

 
 

 

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