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||Ben Pinchback, Matt Riddle
Ama is tired. It has been a very long day of chasing her grandchildren, and she needs a break. Ama has been around for a very long time and she has a few tricks up her sleeve. With the promise of her famous fruit salad, Ama sends her grandchildren down to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to gather fruit... and to get out of her hair! Collecting different fruit is no easy task, as the fruit boats – full of banana, mango, papaya, guava, grapefruit, rambutan, and the famous starfruit – are constantly shifting around the Khlong Damnoen Saduak Canal of Thailand.
In Floating Market, players are Ama's eager grandchildren, competing to be the first to collect five different types of fruit for Ama... AND get the first bowl of fruit salad! Each player has customers (Ama’s grandchildren), which they will assign to fruit boats (to collect fruit) and to buildings (to receive special abilities). Each player will also add a die to the dice pool every round in an attempt to influence a die roll that determines which fruit boat will hand out fruit.
Floating Market uses polyhedral dice, worker placement, and dice speculation to create a unique and accessible experience for gamers of all levels. The rules and turns are easy and intuitive and the game teaches quickly, making it perfect for a family or group of new gamers. Experienced gamers will appreciate the unique blend of new and familiar mechanics and the quick, fun gameplay that utilizes polyhedral dice in a new and interesting way.