Who knew that sloths and war could go together, but that’s exactly what you will get when sitting down to play this unique twist on tabletop card games, Army of Sloths.
Players will find themselves waging war with their neighboring sloths over precious cecropia leaves, a limited commodity and main source of food for these sloths.
It will be up to the player to lead their army to victory and be the last one standing.
Despite their cuteness, these sloths are out for blood and leaves.
“Honestly, sloths are cute and funny, so we decided that if we could make a fun game themed around cute and lovable animals then it would be a hit,” said Robert Love, lead developer of the game. “I mean who could hate sloths, right?”
As the commander of the sloth army, players will have to develop strategies, forge alliance, and of course, break bonds in order to defeat the enemy.
Gameplay takes place using powerful sloth cards, and action cards, all meticulously illustrated by artist Tyler Layhew.
“The game kinda came out of nowhere,” said Love. “We were originally working on a different type of game when we figured out it was too alike to other games out there, so we had to alter course and that was when Tyler Layhew sent me a drawing.”
An interesting twist, each of these action cards contains two actions, because there are two separate ways to play the game, leaf defenders, and leaf conquerors.
It is because of these two modes that Army of Sloths is a very versatile game, one mode is for players who want a short game to kill time, and the other is longer.
The first mode, leaf defenders is all about building up your defenses and finding a balance between attacking their opponents defense or building up their own in preparation of oncoming assault.
With this mode, the last player with leaves in their possession is the winner.
The other mode, Leaf Conquerors, is the quicker version of the game. In this mode, players compete to obtain the most amount of leaves, which all have varying point values.
No matter what mode players decide to go with, this is an interesting twist on card games with an animal not commonly seen in any media, let alone tabletop card games. It is certainly looking to be a fun and interesting tabletop game for any time of year.
The game was designed by the two man team, Robert Love, and Tyler Layhew under the company name DoubLLe, LLC.
“The hardest part of designing the game is getting funded,” said Love. “The artwork has certainly been time consuming and daunting at times, but Tyler through that with no complaints.”
The game is mostly done according to the developers and is currently going through a Kickstarter campaign for funding with various prizes being offered for donating, including a special edition of the game containing 10 cards not seen in the standard edition.
The kickstarter page can be found here.
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