2 players, ages 8+, 30+ minutes
by Merlin Games
Winner of both the Judges' and People's Choice awards for 'Best Abstract Game' at the UK Games Expo 2018, and of Imagination Gaming's 'Family Gold Award'.
In Thieves, two players compete to steal a hoard of gold from the heart of a dragon’s lair. Through a labyrinth, with doorways that open and close with every roll of a pair of dice, they direct the moves and actions of their gangs of thieves. Players have three goals: to take the treasure, to keep it, and to escape with it.
Throughout the game its dice deliver sudden reversals of fortune, challenging players’strategic skills by compelling them to keep adapting their plans. Every game played will be different and, whilst luck may affect the outcome of individual games, superior use of strategy will determine the winner of a series.
The rules only take a few minutes to learn. Games typically take 30 minutes, although fortune with the dice, the skill of the players, and the speed of play can result in shorter or longer times.