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Elizabeth Hargrave Takes to the Skies Again with Mariposas

W. Eric Martin
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Board Game: Mariposas
How will Elizabeth Hargrave follow up the amazing debut of 2019's Wingspan? A Wingspan expansion? Check — that's already on the market. An indie release? Sure, but Tussie Mussie was a print-and-play release in 2018, so technically it preceded Wingspan.

Turns out she's going to focus on a different species of flying creatures, with U.S. publisher Alderac Entertainment Group announcing a Q3 2020 release date for Mariposas, a 2-5 player design that plays in 45-75 minutes. Here's an overview of the setting and gameplay:
Every spring, millions of monarch butterflies leave Mexico to spread out across eastern North America. Every fall, millions fly back to Mexico. However, no single butterfly ever makes the round trip.

Mariposas is a game of movement and set collection that lets players be part of this amazing journey.

Board Game: Mariposas

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.
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