Requesting playtesters. I would really appreciate any feedback on my game Boit. Please check out its WIP thread where you'll find print-and-play files and artwork samples. Thanks in advance for taking the time to check it out.
Welcome, gods and goddesses. In Boit you must prove your superiority over the rest of the pantheon by inspiring your world to believe in you above all others. The world’s faith in you will give you power. Collect faith by demonstrating your strength in war. Use your power to bless some of your followers to become Boit, the elevated race. You must work efficiently, for in three ages, the ascension comes, and the god with the most power will reign forever.
Boit uses trick-taking as the primary mechanic for area control. Because the winning suit is determined by map location rather than what is led, it is notably different than most trick-taking games. Players seek to collect faith through melding, capturing cards, and capturing map spaces that contain faith. Rather than a trump suit, players bid to elevate one of the races to the status of Boit. Boit is capable of winning in every dominion, but doesn't win automatically. Two other fun elements: Knights and mounts can be combined to become the highest ranking unit (a mounted knight). Assassins can be used to call specific cards out of your opponents hand, but if they don't have the card you name then the assassin becomes the low card. In its current state the game is very fun and well balanced. The game plays in 40 minutes for two players, but can accommodate up to four (with four playing in 2 partnerships).
Print and Play
Cards Print two copies
Map Print one copy
Player Aid Print one or two
You'll also need a bunch of counters. Cubes, pebbles, pennies--most anything will work to keep track of the currency in the game.
I've tested this with many friends, family, and strangers at a fantasy convention, but I want it to be a great game, so I need more outside opinions. Please give me any feedback you're willing. Thanks in advance for your time and efforts.