One player, the cook, has to try to breach the castle wall, while the other player, the chicken, bravely tries to defend it.
2 players, ages 8+
Playing time: 20 minutes
Designer: Reiner Knizia
Artist: Jean-Baptiste Reynaud
Schotten Totten 2 comes with very straightforward rules: basically, on your turn you play a card, and draw a new one. Depending on your role, you have an optional ‘preparation action’. With each wall segment depicting other requirements, you simply try to make stronger formations on your side than your opponent is doing. The strength of formations are all very clearly depicted on a player aid, which comes in very handy.
Between the two players there are 7 wall pieces, when the attacker damages 4 pieces, or one piece twice, he wins the game. The defender wins the game if he manages to prevent this from happening until the deck runs out.
The game is very portable and doesn’t take much space to play. The artwork is really stunning, I still discover new details on the cards every time I look at them.
Definitely fun to play, I’ve played this a couple of times with my wife, but also with my son, and every game was really tense until the end, so the game feels well balanced.
Make sure to check the file section of the game on BGG as there’s a small errata with clarifications on the victory conditions!