Step right up and play APE’s new card game of theme park construction. Compete with fellow park owners to build the amusement park of your dreams. Hire builders, inspectors, and other professionals to add rides, shows, midway attractions and shows.
Experts in various fields can get attractions built even faster. Start with a simple teacup ride and add charming carousels, roller coasters, acrobats, shooting galleries, and even a Meet the Characters restaurant!
Building the amusement park of your dreams is easier than ever!
Full-color, easy-to-read rulebook. You can download the rulebook here.
Players move across the board setting up dig sites and collecting bones. The board also tracks museum categories and the game round/phase.
Collect jobs and trad them in for attractions
Like jobs, experts can be collected and traded in for attractions. Experts provide more talent icons than jobs.
Critics provide additional points at the end of the game for parks that match that criteria.
Year End and Tracker Cards, and Token
Arcadia is played played over four ‘years’, tracked with these cards.
Players take on the roles of amusement park owners in this theme park building card game from APE. Hire laborers with various skills, and trade them in to build amusement park attractions of varying types including rides, shows, food and midway. Build off your base to get increasingly higher level attractions and get bonus points for building a park that appeals to critics.
With family-friendly play and adorable art by Kim Smith, Arcadia is sure to appeal to the armchair park designer in everyone!
Roll Call does an unboxing and explanation of Arcadia.
Arcadia Overview with BGG
Kevin talked to Beth Heile at BGG about Arcadia while at Gen Con.
Dice Tower Review of Arcadia
Tom Vasel at The Dice Tower reviewed Arcadia, and likes it!
Greg Bush is an image processing engineer by day and a game designer
by night. He uses a love of math and tons of spreadsheets to develop
games that are both well-balanced and fun to play. Arcadia is his
first published game, though there a few others in the works.
Phil Chase has been an educator for over twenty years in both public and private school systems. A board game and role-playing enthusiast since childhood, Phil published his first board game, Theophrastus, in 2002. Since then, he has published four more titles: Grand Tribunal, Gemstones, Digger’s Garden Match, and most recently, Arcadia. He now concentrates his creative energies toward his passions for writing. His short stories appear in the 2016 editions of Valves and Vixens and A Dose of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem, available through major booksellers. His co-authored epistolary-format Web fiction, Rackham and Crane, can be found at http://www.the-epistolary.
Players, Ages & Time
Arcadia can be played by 2-4 players, ages 8+ in about 60 minutes.