South Seas Friday
General Info and Comments
Originally released by Hans im Glück in 2013, Friday adds a neutral figure and a bonus system.
Components and setup
- 1 wooden Friday figure
- 6 landscape tiles with bonus symbols (and Island back design)
The 6 expansion tiles are shuffled and placed in a face-down stack (separate from the base game landscape tiles). The base game landscape tiles are divided into 10 stacks of 7 cards. The stacks are placed in a row, and the remaining 2 cards are the last (11th) stack.
On each player’s turn, the landscape tiles must always be drawn starting from the first stack, so that the stacks are depleted sequentially. When a stack has been depleted, this signifies that a week has passed.
Friday now makes his appearance and discovers his island. He will reward all players with special weekly bonuses.
After a stack has been depleted, the following player first draws an expansion tile before he performs his normal turn. He places this tile on the table in a separate area from the base game tiles, and places the Friday figure on it. The expansion tiles, therefore, begin to create the small island of ”Friday” as he discovers it. Players should roughly build the map of this island as shown below. After the player has uncovered a part of Friday’s island, he draws a normal landscape tile from the first stack and takes his normal turn. The placement of the remaining expansion tiles continues after each stack of 7 is depleted, and the Friday figure is moved to each new tile as it is placed, until Friday has discovered his entire island (all 6 expansion tiles).
After all 6 parts of Friday’s island have been discovered, the player who depletes the next stack of 7 landscape tiles must move the Friday figure to a different part of the island of his choice. During the “week” that Friday resides on an expansion tile (until the next stack of 7 landscape tiles is depleted), all players can use the bonus depicted on that tile.