|Number of Players
|Side Room Games
For Northwood! Is a hand management and precision trick-taking game for one player. Your goal is to peacefully unify the kingdom of Northwood through conversations with their rulers. Over eight rounds, you must visit eight different animal fiefs and engage their rulers in dialogue (tricks). Each ruler's suit represents the trump required for that fief. Each ruler also requires you to win an exact number of tricks to join your alliance, so the game gets harder as your options dwindle.
You start with four allies, each with an ability that you can use once per visit. These abilities can allow you to draw, discard, or otherwise manipulate your hand to help you hit the target score. Once you have won a ruler over, you can pull them in to substitute temporarily for one of your allies, if you need a more specific set of abilities to tackle the harder fiefs.
With multiple difficulty levels, 24 rulers (12 used per game), and a 16-scenario challenge booklet, For Northwood! gives hours of gameplay with a new puzzle every time!