Designer: Hjalmar Hach & Lorenzo Silva
Artist: Maxime Morin
Playing Time: 15′
A real-time cooperative game where you work to deactivate a dangerous trap, preventing any sand timer in play from running out!
AVAILABLE AT ESSEN SPIEL ’23!
Quicksand™ is a real-time cooperative challenge for 1 to 7 players, where you work together to deactivate the Quicksand, an ancient apparatus of gears and sand!
The Quicksand is a tricky contraption, you can’t act too fast nor too slow or it will trigger: only perfect teamwork will allow you to disable this ancient apparatus.
In turns, you play cards to flip and advance one or more sand timers; your goal is to prevent any of them from running out before you deactivate the contraption.
Sand timers rest on Gear tiles, each distinguished by a different combination of shape and color. Each of your cards depicts only 1 shape -or- 1 color among all those available, and when you play a card, all sand timers on matching tiles are flipped and advanced to the next tile–whether you want them to or not.
Flip a sand timer too soon and you can get into trouble all by yourself… but if you wait too long, game over will be inevitable. You will have to coordinate strategically as a team to deactivate the Quicksand before the sand timers run out!