Travel back in time to the harsh and gritty streets of 19th century London with Twist of Fate, the fast-paced card game based on the beloved novel, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. With gameplay that's easy to learn and fun to master, you and your friends will be saying, "Please sir, may we play some more?" in no time.
In this microgame, players must help Oliver escape from the crime and vice of the city by acquiring Luck and Shillings, which are necessary to find sanctuary. The game is designed for 2-4 players aged 10+ and can be played within 30 minutes, making it a great choice for family game night or a fun activity with friends.
Each player starts with a hand of six double-sided cards, featuring characters like the Artful Dodger, Bill Sikes, Charley Bates, Fagin, Mr. Brownlow, and Nancy. These cards have both "Gives" and "Takes", meaning that every card that a player gives to another player either gains or loses Luck or Shillings. The opposite side of the card determines whether the player who played the card gains or loses.
To twist fate and advance towards the ultimate goal of Sanctuary at Mr. Brownlow's house, players must collect Luck and Shillings by strategic play. Once a player reaches four of either Luck or Shillings, they advance their Sanctuary Tokens to the next level. The first player to advance all the way to Sanctuary at Mr. Brownlow's house with eight Sanctuary Points is declared the winner.
With its historical flavor, fun and fast-paced gameplay, and beloved theme, Twist of Fate is the perfect addition to your game collection. So what are you waiting for? Twist fate and help Oliver escape in this exciting card game!