Every spring, millions of monarch butterflies leave Mexico to spread out across eastern North America. Every fall, millions fly back to Mexico. But no single butterfly ever makes the round trip.
Mariposas is a gateway-level game of movement and set collection that lets players partake in this amazing journey. The game plays over 3 seasons, scoring variable goals after each. In general, your butterflies will try to head north in spring, spread out in summer, and return south in in the fall. The player whose monarchs are the most successful across all three seasons wins the game.
– Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of Wingspan
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.
AEG has taken the unusual step of showing us the whole rulebook. You can read it using the link below – it looks like a great, lightweight and fun game!
Like the look of it? Preorder today and up to the first 60 customers will be guaranteed their preorder’s delivery by the publisher. Unfortunately, once this early preorder window closes (in around a month from initial posting) allocations begin. So if you missed Wingspan, and you like the look of this gameplay, make the call now!
As always, preorders are for local pickup ONLY and all prepaid preorders will get double reward points.