1 Player, 20 Minutes playing time, Ages 13 and up. Talk them down and save the hostages in this dice and card-driven solo game. Hostage Negotiator scores in the 7’s on Board Game Geek that gets better as expansions are added. The theme and mechanics are married together exceptionally well, which is why this game is still in the top 250 thematic games out of over 1100. Players enjoy the deck building, dice chucking, using strategy and riding a little luck to get a win. Many board gamers cut their solo player teeth on this game, and it has turned many more into fans of the genre. Manufacturer: Van Ryder Games. Categories: Card Game, Dice. Game Mechanics: Card Drafting, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, and Solo / Solitaire Game.
How to Play:
In Hostage Negotiator, you play the part of a law enforcement agent responsible for negotiating the release of hostages taken by an unscrupulous figure hell-bent on having his or her demands met.
Each turn in the game represents a conversation between you and the hostage taker. You’ll play cards and roll dice to increase conversation points, decrease the threat level, and release hostages. Hostage Negotiator uses a unique “hand-building” mechanism that puts cards you purchase directly in your hand for next turn rather than leaving you wondering when the cards will show up like in deck-building games.
In Hostage Negotiator there are multiple paths to victory, but the hostage taker has other plans. Will you try to calm him and get him to surrender? Will you stall and bide your time before sending in the team for a major extraction? How many hostages will you save? These are many of the exciting decisions you will make in a game of Hostage Negotiator!
|Dimensions||7.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in|