Every spring, millions of monarch butterflies leave Mexico to spread out across eastern North America. Every fall, millions fly back to Mexico. However, no single butterfly ever makes the round trip.
Mariposas is a game of movement and set collection that lets players be part of this amazing journey.
Designed by Elizabeth Hargrave, who also designed the enormously popular and award-winning game, Wingspan.
Mariposas is played in three seasons. In general, your butterflies try to head north in spring, spread out in summer, and return south in fall. The end of each season brings a scoring round, and at the end of fall, the player with the most successful family of butterflies — i.e., the most victory points — wins the game.
Contains: 50 Wooden Butterfly Markers (10 of each color), 5 Score Markers, 36 Action Cards, 60 Life Cycle Waystation Cards, 15 Bonus Move Waystation Cards, 20 Seasonal Goal Cards, 120 Flower Tokens (24 of each type), 16 Waystation Tokens, 6 Life Cycle Ability Tokens, 1 Map Board, 1 Waystation Board, 1 Flower Die, and rulebook.
Ages: 14+; 2-5 Players; Gameplay: 45-75 minutes.