Two wizards meet on a bridge. Each one is trying to get to the other side. However, neither wants the other to cross. What's a wizard to do? Well, participate in a wizard duel, of course.
And there's a dragon? Did I mention the dragon? I feel like I should've mentioned the dragon.
Anyway, that's the set-up for Dragon Bridge, a new quick-playing card game that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Dragon Bridge is a quick, competitive 2-player card game. Players each control a wizard, moving up and down an 18 tile long grid, casting spells, gaining magic items and luring the dragon to one side or another. Players win either by knocking the other player into the dragon, or by escaping off the opposite side. This is complicated, because the Dragon sometimes switches sides. Players are simultaneously managing blasting the other wizard back, running towards the exit, collecting items, and trying to coax the Dragon in one direction or the other!
The strategic questions involve many things: Can I move to a Gem tile to collect a Gems? Should I use my Gems now to defend myself, or should I save up and buy an item? But the biggest and most central question is: when will the Dragon switch sides? Can I keep the Dragon near the opponent, while I escape? Or does the opponent know something I don't?
While many games with this few cards are about card counting or deduction, Dragon Bridge feels like a larger strategy game, while fitting easily and comfortably in your pocket.
The game's just up and over its funding goal with 20 days left to go.