The playing card company Bicycle has been making strides into the hobby board game market lately with titles like Tattoo Stories, It’s Blunderful and Shuffle Grand Prix. Expanding on their line, Bicycle has just announced their first ever strategy board games: The Alpha and Exchange.
The Alpha and Exchange will be available to consumers on June, 16th, 2020.
The Alpha tells the story of a wolf pack on the search for food. As wolves, players can catch easy, but lower point prey in the Near Forest, or they can try their luck in the Far Forest which is home to tougher and more valuable prey. The game plays out in four stages:
Stalk: Wolves hunt in various regions and can become dominant over a region if they outnumber their opponents.
Chase: Roll dice to determine the success of the hunt.
Resolve: Players decide whether to fight or share food with other packs in the region
Advance: Move wolves on the food track to indicate the amount of food they collected.
At the end of five rounds, the wolf pack with the most food will be declared The Alpha.
The Alpha will be available June 16th, 2020 with a suggested retail price of $29.99.
In Exchange, players are securities traders competing on Wall Street to see who can have the highest new worth. Over five rounds, players will need to strategize on how to predict not only the market, but also their opponents actions.
Each round of the Exchange has of three phases.
Phase 1: Select a security
Phase 2: Buy or Sell
Phase 3: Influence the Market
Available for the MSRP of $29.99, Exchange will also be available to consumers June 16th, 2020.
“We are always looking for ways to expand our product offerings and the light strategy game category introduces the brand to an ever expanding and intriguing audience” said Michael Slaughter, President of The United States Playing Card Company. “Both The Alpha and Exchange are games that are unlike any others offered by us or by competitors in the market today.”
Both The Alpha and Exchange will be available online at bicyclecards.com on June 16th, 2020 for the suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information on Bicycle Cards please visit, bicyclecards.com