Isle of Skye
In this tile laying game for 2 - 5 players you are the chieftain of your clan. You are creating your own clan territory in order to gather the most victory points. However, only 4 of the 16 available victory point conditions are in play every game, which creates a wide variabillity and lets players adapt their strategies for every game newly. One part of growing your clan is to gather enough money in order to do so. In each round you are allowed to buy one landscape tile from one of the other players. The pricing of these tiles is secretely done beforehand. Setting a high price can yield a lot of money, but if nobody buys the tile, you have to pay the amount on your own! And it's not always clear which tiles a worth a lot and which not. This creates interesting choices and a tense gameplay for all. Additionally the goal of the game is to get the most victory points for your clan territory and not to be the richest (even though money is worth some victory points in the end). Planning ahead, strategy and snatching an opportunity in the right moment is key to success.