For those who want some real variety out of a single stop at GenCon, the Wishing Tree booth (#1939) would be a very good option.
Wishing Tree will not only be the home of its own engaging Seven Sisters game, but also Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype (licensed from Eternal Revolution, $30) and Raiding Parties (licensed from Nick Pace Entertainment, $20) will be available.
But first to Seven Sisters, which is both a card-management and worker placement game for 3-6 players. The he players take the roles of wealthy aristocrats who are trying to gain the favor of the king's seven daughters, who happen to be named after the seven deadly sins: Wrath, Greed, Gluttony, Lust, Sloth, Pride, and Envy.
The game consists of four rounds, with the players being dealt six cards each round. Using five of the six cards, players influence the sisters by sending servants to do the sisters' bidding. Multiple options when playing each card create opportunities for players to use both strategic and tactical play to influence the sisters more than their opponents do.
Brent Cunningham, of Wishing Tree Games, tells, “Brad Champeny, the designer, found the prototype artwork while browsing www.deviantart.com. He loved the art, and actually designed the game completely around the art, using the seven sins as the theme. He also liked the game Louis XIV, but felt that it had a couple of flaws. In designing and testing Seven Sisters, one of his main goals was to fix the flaws that he saw in Louis XIV.”
Champeny and the artist, Andrea Mutsch, will be around on the weekend to sign copies. There will also be a playable version of Zombiepocalypse: NYC at the booth, which is currently gaining steam on kickstarter.
Raiding Parties is a card game out of the Pirate genre.