The lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly is pretty amazing. They start in Mexico, then fly all the way up to Canada before flying all the way back again. However, desipte this migration has been happening for thousands of years, not a single butterfly has made the entire journey. How can that be? Because it takes multiple generations to make each full migration. And it's recreating that epic journey that you'll be doing in Mariposas, a new board game coming from AEG.
From the announcement:
AEG is honored to announce the next release from award-winning designer Elizabeth Hargrave (Wingspan) will be Mariposas. Mariposas will release as part of our 2020 Big Game Night promotion at Gen Con and in retail stores!
Every spring, millions of monarch butterflies leave Mexico to spread out across eastern North America. Every fall, millions fly back to Mexico. However, no single butterfly ever makes the round trip.
Mariposas is a game of movement and set collection that lets players be part of this amazing journey.
Mariposas is played in three seasons. In general, your butterflies try to head north in spring, spread out in summer, and return south in fall. The end of each season brings a scoring round, and at the end of fall, the player with the most successful family of butterflies — i.e., the most victory points — wins the game.