*[blue]The flood has started![/blue]* It's now time to get the animals on board the ferries headed to the Great Ark. Noah is counting on you to save as many species as possible!
[green][tip] This tutorial is best viewed on a computer![/green]1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment000
NekonyancerIn *Noah,* your objective is to empty *[blue]your hand*[/blue] as quickly as possible by playing animal cards onto *[red]ferries.[/red]* At the end of each round, players will get *penalty points* based on the animals they were unable to get onto the ferries that round.
[green]After 3 rounds, whoever has the fewest penalty points is the winner![/green]2my-animals_item_13000my-animals_item_5 2 my-animals_item_8 2 my-animals_item_10 2 my-animals_item_13 2 my-animals_item_18 2 my-animals_item_22 2 my-animals_item_26 2 my-animals_item_31 2 ferry-spot-0-ferry-card 1 ferry-spot-1-ferry-card 1 ferry-spot-2-ferry-card 1 ferry-spot-3-ferry-card 1 ferry-spot-4-ferry-card 1
NekonyancerThere's a lot of important info on each card:
*2. Gender* (blue = male, pink = female).
*3. Indication of Noah's movement.*
*4. Special effect.*
*5. Penalty points* reflecting Noah's sadness that this animal could not be saved.
For now, just remember that the big number is the animal's weight, and the color represents their gender!3my-animals_item_31000
NekonyancerFor example, [red]*this cute little kitty cat*[/red] is a female with a weight of 2. Notice that you also have a [blue]*male cat*[/blue] with a weight of 2.
[green][tip] All animals of the same species have the same weight, regardless of gender.[/green]5my-animals_item_5000my-animals_item_5 6 my-animals_item_31 7
Nekonyancer[red]*These are ferries.*[/red] See the numbers next to them? They indicate the ferry's *current weight* and *weight limit.*6ferry-spot-3-animal16000ferry-spot-0-ferry-card 6 ferry-spot-1-ferry-card 6 ferry-spot-2-ferry-card 6 ferry-spot-3-ferry-card 6 ferry-spot-4-ferry-card 6
NekonyancerFor example, [red]*this ferry*[/red] has a current load of *5* because the only animal on it is a lion with a weight of *5.* The ferry has a weight limit of *21.*7ferry-spot-4-ferry-card000ferry-spot-4-ferry-card 6
Nekonyancer[blue]*This little guy is Noah.*
[/blue] On your turn, you must load one animal onto whichever ferry Noah is standing next to!8noah000noah 7
NekonyancerLet's try it!
*Click on the male bear in your hand.* This will load the bear onto the ferry Noah is standing next to!9my-animals_item_13010my-animals_item_13 16
NekonyancerGreat! The bear was the second animal on the ferry, establishing a *gender pattern.*
[blue]You see, each ferry must be filled with:[/blue]
*- Only males.*
*- Only females.*
*- A precisely alternating pattern of male/female.*1ferry-spot-0-animal2862bb15b9907e500
NekonyancerWe've just locked in a pattern of female/male, so the next animal loaded onto this ferry *MUST* be female!2ferry-spot-0-animal1362bb15b9907e500
NekonyancerAlso, notice that the [blue]*current load*[/blue] of this ferry increased from *6* to *13.* [green]You'll see why this is important later![/green]3ferry-spot-0-weight-indicator62bb15b9907e500ferry-spot-0-weight-indicator 2
NekonyancerNow that we've loaded an animal, the next step is to move Noah to a new ferry. This movement is determined by the gender of the animal we just loaded.4ferry-spot-0-animal1362bb15b9907e500
NekonyancerSince we just loaded a male, we must move Noah to a [blue]*distant ferry*[/blue] across the harbor, like so:
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NekonyancerIn contrast, if we had loaded a *female,* we would have to move Noah to an [red]*adjacent ferry,*[/red] like so:
[img]https://x.boardgamearena.net/data/tutorials/https___snipboard.io_fMl7JA.jpg[/img]6archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment62bb15b9907e500ferry-spot-1-ferry-card 6 ferry-spot-4-ferry-card 6
Nekonyancer*Let's move Noah... over here!*
NekonyancerThat's the end of our turn! Now our opponent must load an animal into [red]*this ferry!*[/red]1ferry-spot-3-ferry-card62bb15c0d8fc100ferry-spot-3-ferry-card 6
NekonyancerThey played a [blue]*male*[/blue] and sent [red]*Noah*[/red] right back across the harbor again.1ferry-spot-3-animal2462bb1616ae89400ferry-spot-3-animal24 7 noah 6
NekonyancerNow we have a great opportunity! If you load an animal that is the *same species* as the last animal that was loaded on that ferry, you get an *extra turn!*
It just so happens that we have another bear that fits into the female/male gender pattern!
*Click on the bear in your hand!*2my-animals_item_862bb1616ae89410my-animals_item_8 16
Nekonyancer*Great! We'll get an extra turn now!*
But before we take that turn, we have to move Noah! We played a female, so we have to move to an [red]*adjacent ferry*[/red]... but which one should we choose?1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment62bb1619e7c0600ferry-spot-1-ferry-card 6 ferry-spot-4-ferry-card 6
NekonyancerWe should choose this one because we have a parrot in our hand! We can get *another* bonus turn!
*Click here to move Noah!*2noah-spot-162bb1619e7c0610noah-spot-1 16
Nekonyancer*Now load the parrot in your hand!*1my-animals_item_2262bb1626eb09f10my-animals_item_22 16
Nekonyancer*Great! Another extra turn!* But again, we have to move Noah before we take it. We played a male, so he must go across the harbor.
*Click here to move him!*1noah-spot-362bb162e9fd8410noah-spot-3 16
NekonyancerSince there's already an established gender pattern at this ferry, we must load a female.
*Load the female cat in your hand!*1ferry-spot-3-animal2462bb163cc39d310my-animals_item_5 16
Nekonyancer*Move Noah to this ferry!*1noah-spot-462bb1641a42da10noah-spot-4 16
NekonyancerThe opponent moved Noah back to this ferry, which is [blue]*almost full!*[/blue]
If we go over the weight limit, we will *capsize* the boat! All the animals on the ferry will go into our hand!1ferry-spot-0-animal862bb164c17dec00ferry-spot-0-weight-indicator 2
NekonyancerLuckily, we have some snails in our hand with a weight of exactly *1!*
Don't worry about gender when snails are involved - *they're hermaphroditic!* They can be either male or female!
*Click here to play a snail!*2my-animals_item_2662bb164c17dec10my-animals_item_26 16
NekonyancerWe had to play a male to fit the gender pattern, so BGA automatically played this snail as a male.
We have to move Noah again accordingly.
*Move him here!*1noah-spot-262bb1652a134f10noah-spot-2 16
NekonyancerSince we filled the ferry to its limit of exactly 21, something special happened!
The ferry sailed away, taking the animals to the Great Ark!
[green]As a reward, we get to give a card in our hand to an opponent![/green]1ferry-spot-0-ferry-card62bb165a456c400
Nekonyancer*Click here to give them your kangaroo!*2my-animals_item_1062bb165a456c410my-animals_item_10 16
Nekonyancer[red]*A new ferry*[/red] was dealt from [blue]*this stack*[/blue] to take its place.
The next time a ferry is sent to the Ark, whoever filled it will get to give *TWO* cards away, and after that, *THREE!*
[green]Those cards can be split up among various opponents however one wishes![/green]1ferry-spot-0-ferry-card62bb16632a38900ferry-deck 7 ferry-spot-0-ferry-card 6
NekonyancerThe opponent moved Noah to this space, which is very lucky for us!
*Play the cat from your hand!*1ferry-spot-3-animal562bb167a42fd510my-animals_item_31 16
Nekonyancer*Move Noah to this space!*1noah-spot-062bb167bdb6dc10noah-spot-0 16
Nekonyancer*Play your last animal!*1my-animals_item_1862bb16815734b10my-animals_item_18 16
Nekonyancer*We completely emptied our hand, so the round ended!*
[green][tip] The round can also end if a ferry is sent to the ark and there are no ferries left to replace it.[/green]
Whenever the round ends, players get *1 penalty point* for each teardrop on each card in their hands!
[blue]These points represent Noah's sadness that we could not save those animals![/blue] :(1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment62bb1686d5f2800
NekonyancerThese were the cards your opponent still had in their hand:
They had a total of *5 teardrops* (2 for the woodpecker, 1 for the cat, kangaroo, and mule) so they gained *5 penalty points!*2archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment62bb1686d5f2800
Nekonyancer*We're almost done!* I just have to show you that some animals have special abilities when played!
*Click on "Next hand." Then click on "continue."*3archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment62bb1686d5f2800
NekonyancerThis giraffe is so tall that it can peek at your opponent's hand!
*Play the giraffe!*1my-animals_item_1562bb16a743cc310my-animals_item_15 16
Nekonyancer*When you're done looking at your opponent's hand, click on "Seen!"*1seen-button62bb16aa75ebe10
Nekonyancer[green]We get another turn because the giraffe matched the previous animal loaded on that ferry![/green]
Take a look at this lion. If we play it, we can pick an opponent, take a random card from them, and then give them a card in return!
*Play the lion!*1my-animals_item_262bb16ba7ffa110my-animals_item_2 16
NekonyancerWe randomly drew [blue]*this mule*[/blue] from the opponent's hand. Now we have to give them something in return.
*Let's give them... the bear!*
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So far, you've seen the abilities of lions, giraffes, and snails.
[blue]There are also:[/blue]
*Mules:* do not move Noah after playing.
*Woodpeckers:* reduce ferry's weight limit from 21 to 13.
[green][tip] There are even more animals with special abilities in the lobby options. I'll let you discover those on your own![/green]1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment62bb16e512fea00
NekonyancerIf you ever forget what an animal's ability is, just hover over it with your mouse! The tooltip will explain everything!2archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment62bb16e512fea00
NekonyancerOkay, that wraps it up!
We finished one round in this tutorial. The game will continue for another two rounds. Then [green]whoever has the fewest penalty points will be the winner![/green]3archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment62bb16e512fea00
Nekonyancer*[blue]Thank you for playing through this tutorial for Noah!*[/blue]
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send *Nekonyancer* a message!
A big thank you goes out to *thoun* for bringing this game to BGA!
Have fun! :D4archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment62bb16e512fea00