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Time: 75 min
The Wolves is a pack-building strategy game for 2-5 players. It’s survival of the fittest as you compete to build the largest, most dominant pack by claiming territory, recruiting lone wolves, and hunting prey. But be careful not to expand too recklessly into terrain where your rivals thrive – they may lure members of your pack away!
There are 5 main actions you can take during the game: move, build dens, build lairs, howl (turning a lone wolf into a member of your pack), and dominate an opponent wolf.
However, a clever action-selection mechanism drives your choices. Each action requires you to flip terrain tiles matching the terrain where you wish to take your action. These double-sided tiles mean the actions you take this round will set up which terrain types you can act on in the next round!
As you take actions to expand your pack’s control of each region, you will also upgrade your pack’s attributes, allowing you to take more aggressive actions as the game goes on. There are 3 scoring triggers in a game and each time you calculate the presence of wolf packs in certain regions of the map. The most dominant pack earns points!
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