Bites Board Game Pre-Order
Bites doesn't fit neatly into the categories of board games we often talk about like "worker placement", "deck builder", or "roll and write". Let me just throw some phrases at you that describe the game.
But the mechanism for this interactive-manipu-specu-game isn't buying and selling saffron and sailing boats in the Mediterranean (not that there is anything wrong with that), but it is ants, taking bites of food, and walking back to their ant hill.
As you move these ants, nothing takes place in isolation. Everything affects everything else. If you want to pick up an apple because you think they are going to be the most valuable type of food, then you are going to have to move the purple ant forward, and that means grapes MIGHT become more valuable. It also affects what the player to your left is going to do. Now that grapes are looking better, maybe they should jump on the bandwagon and grab a grape token. Or maybe they should turn in their chocolate token to move the purple ant backwards to hurt the players who already have grapes.
The are many ways to go about it. Different levers to pull. You have to push your own strategy as well as ride the tide caused by the ripples from the other players at the table.
And the next game, the food will be laid out differently on the trail, and the rules cards will completely change your options. It will be a whole new puzzle for your group to poke at.
Estimated Delivery is January 2020.