Are you looking for elegant little game small enough to stuff in a pocket? Consider Henry Audubon’s TRAILS, a tiny reimplementation of his nature focused Parks and rocket-retro Space Park.
As a purely standalone title, TRAILS is illustrated with beautiful minimalistic art that takes players on a hike across the landscapes of various National Parks in the United States. In TRAILS, players hike back and forth along the trail, collecting rocks, acorns and leaves; taking pictures; and encountering wildlife to gain bonuses. At trailhead and trail end, you can turn in resources to earn badges, after which you start back in the other direction.
As players meander up and down the paths, the sun slowly sets, transforming locations from day to night and making their options even more powerful, but the setting sun also serves as a timer to mark the end of the game meaning the clock is continuously ticking down. When the sun leaves the trail, the last round of play takes place, then the player with the most points from collected badges, photos taken, and bird sightings wins.
If you’re looking for a neat little 2-4 player title with a playtime of around 30 minutes that great with couples and small groups, look no further than TRAILS. Alternatively if you want something a touch more meaty, don’t forget to give the rest of Henry Audubon’s titles a look.
They don’t disappoint.
– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager