Temple Antics - Temple Antics | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
2nd place in the 2019 BGG Solitaire PNP Competition
A printer and a sheet of A4 (letter I guess for our American cousins)
A pen / pencil
5 or 6 dice
What is it?
It’s a fast, light, roll and write. You crashland on an island, but spot a plane, and a way off the island. Your objective is to survive the day, recover the idol in the temple, and escape.
To play you roll two dice and choose one to give you your next tile (you draw walls on the map), and the other die describes your encounter (find things, get attacked by wildlife, maybe rest at a campfire). Sometimes you’ll draw (literally!) dead-ends and have to either retrace your steps, wasting daylight in the process, or break down a wall, which without a pickaxe costs you four health.
Items and Health are represented with dice, and their value tells you how many uses you have left of each, or how close to death you are.
As I posted in Discord, it’s a really light game, my young son was able to understand and help me make decisions, but the artwork is really nice, moving the dice around is fun, and I can see that with some unlucky rolls you’d have to make some tough decisions. I think the next time I play I might lower the 18 turn limit.
For the price of printing a page (there’s a low-ink version available), it’s a nice, light, fun way to kill half an hour. Here’s my storming victory (albeit turning back at one dead end and smashing my way through a wall, Hulk-style). I live to treasure hunt another day.