Food Chain Island
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Food Chain Island is the first game in the Button Shy Simply Solo series. These are games that are one player only, light on rules, and big on replayability.
On this forgotten island in a tiny corner of the ocean the animals are hungry! Your goal is to influence the wildlife - and arrange their meals - so there is only one animal left!
In Food Chain Island, you will take as many turns as possible with a goal of only having one land animal card left on the table after starting with a grid of 16. On each turn, you must move one animal to eat another smaller, adjacent animal. If you cannot move an animal to eat another, the game ends.
- 1 Player
- 15 Minutes
- Ages 8+
Friendly Waters (3 Sea Animal Cards)
The waters (and the animals within) are your friends. They'll help you arrange the land animals so they can eat each other. Anything to keep them out of the sea!
A three card expansion that will make your games just a little easier. You can shuffle these in with the sea animals in the base game, then draw 2 for a normal difficulty, and draw less for an additional challenge.
Tough Skies (3 Air Animal Cards)
The skies are filled with beautiful, yet tough animals. Watch out as they will make your arrangements efforts even harder!
A three card expansion that will make your games just a little more challenging. At the beginning of the game, shuffle and place one card face-up into the play area. Do not use the others. During the game, you must activate, resolve and discard the air animal. The air animal must be resolved before the end of the game. For an additional challenge, use 2 or all 3 air animals.
Lost Beasts (4 Land Animal Cards, 1 Sea Animal Card and 1 Air Animal Card)
Get ready for a blast from the past as we unleash...the Lost Beasts! These ancient animals offer plenty of prehistoric twists for experienced islanders.
Each of the extinct animals has a special eating requirements and no special abilities. You can shuffle these with the animals in the base game.
Legendary Creatures (4 Legendary Land Animal Cards, 1 Sea Animal Card and 1 Air Animal Card)
Get ready to meet the Legendary Creatures! What makes these legendary creatures so legendary? Well, for one they're mythical creatures! On the island you'll see a Phoenix for the first time. These creatures stay hidden and can not be eaten until they are face up. Also, a legendary animal has its power activated when it is eaten.
The legendary animals are unique in two ways:
- First, they start hidden. A legendary animal cannot be eaten until it is face-up. When an animal is eaten orthogonally adjacent to a legendary animal, then it is flipped face-up. It can then be eaten.
- Second, a legendary animal has its power activated when it is eaten. It does not have a special ability that activates when it eats. The animal that eats the legendary animal will also have its effect active, and you must fulfil both effects.
In addition, some of the numbers included in this expansion already exist in the base game. Animals of the same number cannot eat one another, unless they have an ability that allows them to do so.
Designed by Scott Almes
Art by Annie Wilkinson
Food Chain Island Wallet Game ($12) - required for all games
Friendly Waters Expansion ($3) - 3 card expansion packed in a card sleeve (requires Food Chain Island Wallet Game)
Tough Skies Expansion ($4) - 3 card expansion packed in a card sleeve (requires Food Chain Island Wallet Game)
Lost Beasts Expansion ($4) - 6 card expansion packed in a card sleeve (requires Food Chain Island Wallet Game)
Legendary Creatures Expansion ($4) - 6 card expansion packed in a card sleeve (requires Food Chain Island Wallet Game)
Food Chain Island Expansion Collection ($12) - includes Friendly Waters, Tough Skies, Lost Beasts and Legendary Creatures packed in a wallet (requires Food Chain Island Wallet Game)
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