Above and Below

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Article code 040232261213
The perfect place to make your new home. But as soon as you had the first hut built, you discovered a vast network of caverns underground, brimming with shiny treasures, rare resources, and untold adventure.
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Designer Ryan Laukat
Year 2015
Number of Players 2-4 players
Time 90 Minutes
Ages 10+
Mechanics
Theme

Your last village was ransacked by barbarians. You barely had time to pick up the baby and your favorite fishing pole before they started the burning and pillaging. You wandered over a cruel desert, braved frozen peaks, and even paddled a log across a rough sea, kicking at the sharks whenever they got too close, the baby strapped tightly to your back. Then you found it! The perfect place to make your new home. But as soon as you had the first hut built, you discovered a vast network of caverns underground, brimming with shiny treasures, rare resources, and untold adventure. How could you limit your new village to the surface? You immediately start organizing expeditions and building houses underground as well as on the surface. With any luck, you'll build a village even stronger than your last-- strong enough, even, to turn away the barbarians the next time they come knocking. Above and Below is a mashup of town-building and storytelling where you and up to three friends compete to build the best village above and below ground. In the game, you send your villagers to perform jobs like exploring the cave, harvesting resources, and constructing houses. Each villager has unique skills and abilities, and you must decide how to best use them. You have your own personal village board, and you slide the villagers on this board to various areas to indicate that they've been given jobs to do. Will you send Hanna along on the expedition to the cave? Or should she instead spend her time teaching important skills to one of the young villagers? A great cavern lies below the surface, ready for you to explore-- this is where the storytelling comes in. When you send a group of villagers to explore the depths, one of your friends reads what happens to you from a book of paragraphs. You'll be given a choice of how to react, and a lot will depend on which villagers you brought on the expedition, and who you're willing to sacrifice to succeed. The book of paragraphs is packed with encounters of amazing adventure, randomly chosen each time you visit the cavern. At the end of the game, the player with the most well-developed village wins! 1 Reputation Board 24 House cards 4 starting house cards 56 goods tokens (8 types) 25 outpost cards 7 dice 8 cubes 4 player boards 30 cave cards 12 starting villagers 17 villagers 4 special villagers coins potions cider 10 Key houses

  • 2 - 4 players
  • 90 - 120 minutes
  • Ages 10+

 


Sleeves
If you require the 94 Standard European sleeves needed for the cards in this game, we recommend: Two packs of Ultra Pro Card Sleeves Standard European Clear (50 @ 59x92mm) . This will provide the minimum number of sleeves needed to fully sleeve this game.

Other choices include:
One pack of Mayday Card Sleeves European Clear (100 @ 59x92mm) .

Two packs of Fantasy Flight Card Sleeves Purple European Clear (50 @ 59x92mm) .