Unstable Unicorns is a strategy card game, in which you are trying to be the first person to collect seven unicorns in your stable. Sounds simple enough but your opponents will be racing to do the same and be willing to stop you achieving your goal at any cost.
Inside the magnetised box there are 105 cards with cute artwork, a rulebook and a selection of quick reference cards that can be handed out to players to make gameplay easier.
The gameplay is fairly simple, with four phases of a turn played in order:
1) Beginning of your turn: You can activate abilities on cards that say “at the beginning of your turn”.
2) Draw Phase: Draw a card from the draw pile.
3) Action Phase: Play a card from your hand or draw a card.
4) End of turn: If you have more than seven cards then discard additional cards.
You start with a baby unicorn in your stable and over the course of the game will collect more unicorns, but don’t get too attached to them, destruction could be right around the corner.
This is a fast paced game with easy to teach rules but also has enough strategy depth to be engaging and tactical. There are 20 different magical unicorns to collect, each with a special power, magical cards that have different effects on the game, stable upgrades/downgrades and much more.
You will need to balance defending your own stable whilst going on the offensive to make sure your opponents don’t win; it is a difficult balancing act but all part of the fun. You will have a blast playing with friends and the simplicity of the rules paired with the randomness makes it highly re-playable.
Player Count: 2-8
Time: 30-45 Minutes