Players send their prospectors to collect as much gold and gems as they can. The object of the game is to amass the largest fortune at the end of the game. Involves a little bit of luck and a little bit of strategy.
Number of Players: 3-5
Play time : 60-90 Mins
Difficulty level: Easy
Categories: Board game, Strategy game, Family game
Theme: Gold Exploration
Fool's Gold takes place during the gold rush of 1849. Players are investors who send prospectors on a quest to find gold at various locations — in the mountains, in a forest, at a river, etc. — with each location having perils, gems, quantities of gold and bountiful supplies of silt. As players remove valuable gold cards from the location decks, silt becomes more prominent and gold harder to find.
At the end of the game the player with the most gold wins, with one twist. Each player must throw out all gold cards from the area they found the most (turns out it was so easy to find because it's fool's gold)!
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