The Manufacturer's Card Game Review of The Penguin Ultimatum:
The Penguins have had enough!
Bored from years of standing around on ice, the penguins have turned on their Emperor and demanded a really good party. Can you, as court jester, appease the mobs while saving yourself from the Emperor's wrath? Dancing sheep and juggling kangaroos can only take you so far....
This is a card-laying game (like a tile-laying game, but with cards) where the players are throwing a party for penguins. Cards are placed out on the table to form a large grid.
Cards are either Penguin Guests or the Entertainers. The party starts with a few Entertainers on the table. Each turn, a player must add one Penguin to the party and may also claim any penguin as his own. As Entertainer Cards become surrounded, the Entertainers perform, and there is a scoring round.
Players who own penguins that enjoyed the performance get points. Penguins might enjoy the animal doing the performance (sheep, kangaroo, bear, or seal) or the type of performance (juggling, acrobatics, music, dancing).
Importantly, the player who scored -- but scored the fewest points -- gets to keep the Entertainer Card. This card can be turned in to break a Penguin placement rule during the game, or saved for potential bonus points at the end.
The game ends when the Entertainers run out, which takes about 25-40 minutes. It is designed to work equally well for 2, 3, or 4 players.
Rainy Day Game's Card Game Review of The Penguin Ultimatum:
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