Funfair

Funfair

  • Build the best theme park in the world!
  • Add rollercoaster and awesome rides, and hire employees
  • If Rollercoaster Tycoon was a board game.
  • Players: 2-4
  • Play Time: 60 mins

 

Can you build the best theme park in town?

 

Choose and build an exciting mix of attractions in your very own theme park. Upgrade them to match blueprints, or just to stack up towering rides that pull in the crowds and make the most cash. Hire staff members and build super attractions to maximise your park's strategy for the win!

 

Funfair is a standalone game in the Unfair universe. It's a lighter and faster introduction to Unfair's ludicrously modular theme park building. With fast setup and gameplay, and only positive player interaction included in Funfair, it's a fun family-friendly game. However, new goals, new cards, all new build strategies, and tight combos will give experienced gamers and Unfair fans plenty of challenge.

 

Gameplay

 

Each of Funfair's 6 rounds begins with a random City event which helps all players in some way, often requiring interesting decisions about how to best benefit from them, and sometimes interactively with other players.

 

Players then progress to the Park step and take their 3 actions, 1 at a time each clockwise around the table, to build attractions, upgrades on those attractions, or recruit staff directly from the market or their hand. Alternatively players may also draw blueprints from the blueprints decks or park cards from the park deck or market, or gain money (1 per attraction they have built).

 

After all players have taken 3 actions each (or 4 if they have built their Showcase attraction), players progress to the Guests step where they earn income from the stars (representing guest appeal) on the cards they have built in their parks, and perhaps from staff members.

 

In the Cleanup step players discard down to 5 cards in hand and reset the market, ready for the next round.

 

Over each game of 6 rounds and 20 or so actions players build a mix of attractions, upgrades and staff into their park tableau to generate increasingly larger incomes each round. But they also build their park to score victory points in various ways at the end of the game. Exactly how they do so will vary greatly from game to game with different public Awards & private Blueprint goals and other strategic factors and opportunities presenting themselves as the game develops. There are many efficiencies and combinations to be found during play, and numerous ways to earn points.

 

End game scoring

 

At the end of the game (after the Cleanup step in Round 6), players total their points earned from:

 

 

The number of icons in each of their 1 to 5 attractions (taller attractions score proportionally better)

Matching requirements or bonus sections on their blueprints

Their money: 2 coins = 1 point

Staff members recruited in the game

Meeting the Award goal for the game

 

 

 

More info at: Board Game Geek

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