Alluvium

Introduction :

There is an unexplored land appearing at the end of the ice age. Players are the heads of five fantastical races setting out to cultivate this mysterious land. Though pioneering this land is a collaborative effort, the other races are mischievous and may be disturbing your progress while pretending to cooperate.

Alluvium is a flip-and-write game with a twist: after each round, the sheets are passed clockwise to the next player and the sheets will come back to the original player with multicolored shapes from each of the opponents’ work.

Each turn, a card is flipped. Players then draw that shape in their color in an empty area on the sheet in front of them. By helping to make a larger contiguous area, they will earn cooperation points toward a bonus, but they will also be helping the owner of the sheet get a higher score. After drawing the shape, players pass their sheets to the player on their left and repeat.

Component :

  • Pioneer cards(開拓カード): 6 for each of the 5 colors
  • Direction card(方向カード): 1
  • Paper sheets(シート): 100
  • Pencils(色鉛筆): 5 colors
  • Rulebook

* English translation included

TitleAlluvium
Japanese Titleアルヴィウム
PublisherFudacoma Games(フダコマゲームズ)
DesignerYusuke Sawaguchi(沢口游祐)
ArtistMakoto Takami(たかみまこと)
Weight360g
Size195mm x 140 mm x 45 mm
Retail price in Japan3300 JPY (31.8 USD)
Number of players3 – 5
Playing time30 min.
Age8 –
complexity (1-5)Medium Light (2)