Published by: Passport Game Studios
# of Players: 3 to 5
I did not have the finalized version of the game so I can not talk about final component quality. I can tell you that the art is amazing. The art in 3 Wishes should attract anyone to want to give it a try. The rule book is up on board game geek to view and it explains the rules very easily. This is a micro game so it should come in a smaller box which will be very easy to travel with.
3 Wishes is a micro card game that will be played around 5 minutes. Players will each start the game with 3 random cards face down and they are only allowed to look at one of the cards before the game starts. There will also be 2 cards face down in the middle of the table. The player who most recently had a wish come true is the starting player. If there is a tie, then it goes to the youngest player or choose randomly. During a round of play each player will take a turn with 2 actions. A player can choose to peek at any one card. The player can also choose to switch 2 any 2 cards without looking at what is under the card. You can also choose to shuffle the 3 cards in front of you and place them back face down after looking at one of them. The final action can only be done on the fourth round or beyond. That action is to declare the end of the game. This action must be your only action for that turn. Once a player has declared the end of the game, everyone reveals their cards. Any players who have 1 of each type of card will total up their score and the player with the highest wins. If a player has the 0 time travel card, they lose the game automatically. If the players set contains both 2x cards, they win the game no matter the total of any other player. You can play multiple games to make it best out of 3 or 5.
Micro games are usually boring to me and bring as much enjoyable content as the movie Kazaam. 3 Wishes is the exception. For being a game that is comprised of only 18 cards, there is Shaq size fun in it's gameplay. The art is great and extremely appealing to everyone that has seen it. The gameplay while simple has lots of depth in trying to collect your set while making sure your opponents do not have what they need to beat you. The hidden information gives you flavors of games such as Masquerade and Coup. The game is compact to take with you anywhere and can be played and cleaned up in under 10 minutes. If you were wishing for a great micro game, then your wish came true with 3 Wishes. This has replaced Love Letter and other games like that in my collection. I highly recommend this to anyone. This is a game that can be played by a wide range of age and skill.
+Simple Gameplay with lots a depth for a micro game
+Easy to teach
+Small enough to take with you anywhere
- Does not grant my wish of infinite games or tacos