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Fluttering Souls is a captivating and beautifully illustrated two-player game based on the Japanese legend of The White Butterfly. You compete to collect a kaleidoscope of butterflies in the hope of being visited by The White Butterfly; the soul of a lost loved one.
Legend of the White Butterfly
Many moons ago an apprentice merchant named Takahama fell hopelessly in love with a woman named Akiko. They became engaged, however, tragically, Akiko died before they could be wed.
Takahama was devastated. He had made a life and a successful career, but he could not bear to be away from his love. Such was his dedication to Akiko that he abandoned his trade and gave his life to the upkeep of the cemetery where she was buried.
For 50 years Takahama visited Akiko’s grave each day with a single pure white rose. One day, Takahama fell so ill he could not go. Fearing he may die, his sister and niece came to look after him. While he lay there, unable to move, a butterfly of the purest white colour landed gently on his pillow. Annoyed, Takahama’s niece tried to shoo the butterfly away, but it would not stray from the pillow of the dying man.
As Takahama’s final breath left his body, so the butterfly flew to the grave of Akiko and vanished. White butterflies are believed to be the visiting souls of those they love. Worried that Takahama had not visited her grave that day; Akiko looked over him and did not leave his side until his soul had joined hers.
Fluttering Souls is a 2 player game, consisting of 3 - 5 rounds. In each round players will take turns collecting butterflies to earn victory points, either in a set or by themselves. The player that gets the most victory points at the end of a round is awarded a White Butterfly Token; a visit from a lost loved one. The first player to get 3 White Butterfly Tokens is the winner.