Sometimes, games really take off when they’re released and that can mean it’s hard to get a copy for yourself. Such is the case with Aporta Game’s Avenue. It came out at Essen last year and sold out quickly when the English-language version was released. Well, Aporta’s teamed up with Indie Boards and Cards to not only bring you Avenue, but also set it in the Kodama forest. Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama is the result and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
We are very excited to be working with Aporta Games to publish this new adaptation of their hit game, Avenue. Avenue was released at Essen 2016 and the English language version of the game quickly sold out when it reached US stores. We’ve brought Avenue into the universe of Kodama and added a few twists to make this great game even more enjoyable.
The enchanted forest of the kodama is flourishing. But with so much growth, the ancient paths to the sanctuaries within have become overgrown and lost. Now the forest guardians call upon you, their loyal kodama, to restore these paths. Help your kodama build these paths, gather offerings for the guardians, and win their favor.
Kokoro is an exciting family game that can be played with up to six players (with a stretch goal to expand to more)! Each player has a forest map to draw their paths and turns are simultaneous so the game plays quickly. Connecting your sanctuaries to offerings will gain you favor. Choose wisely because you never know exactly when the sanctuary will score. And you shouldn’t be too greedy, if a sanctuary is not connected to more offerings than your previous sanctuary, you lose points!