In Floating Floors, players are competing to be the first ninja to regain all their bansen seals. To achieve this, they must create their own path by balancing their meeple on the floorboards and stable placement of their Jutsu!
2-4 players, ages 14+
Playing time: 30-60 minutes
Designer: Takashi Sawada
Artwork: Gong Studios & Jovial Graphics
Publisher: Guf Studios
Floating Floors is coming to Kickstarter on February 8th
Every player starts the game with an own ninja, which has as its goal to collect a certain number of bansen seals, depending on the number of players.
During your turn you go through two steps:
First you roll the 3 Jutsu dice, and take the depicted Jutsu pieces which will be available during your turn.
In the second phase you can place those Jutsu on the terrain cards and put new floorboards on top of them, and move your ninja over your own coloured spaces of those floors. You are also allowed to place Jutsu on top of the floors, to modify its colour to yours, but of course keeping in mind this will also change the balance of the floor. And once the floor tilts and touches the terrain tile, or if your ninja falls, your turn ends immediately with an opponent rearranging all pieces.
When your ninja reaches a space adjacent to one of your bansen seals, you must pick up the floorboard and rotate it 90 degrees in order to claim the seal, and as soon as a player claims all of their seals, he or she wins the game!
Floating Floors mixes dexterity with strategy in a way I hadn’t seen before, unique in its kind and very pleasant to play. While it’s important to keep calm and focussed when placing the floors to make sure they stay balanced, there’s also the aspect of timing as you want to be the first to claim your seals, pushing you to rush and make decisions that can dig your own grave. For example you can add less Jutsu under some boards so you can travel faster, but also less balanced.
There’s also a bit of take that since opponents can sabotage your path when you don’t keep the balance well enough.
Floating Floors is launching on Kickstarter on February 8th! Check this link to get notified for launch: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gufstudios/floating-floors-0
Please note what you see in the pictures is a prototype and subject to change.