Mermaid RainIn Mermaid Rain, you explore the ocean and gather as many treasures as possible in order to win the heart of your Prince. Unfortunately, you can’t win the heart of the Prince while stuck in the ocean—you will need to spend some of your treasure to appease the witch, who can transform your glorious fish tail into functional legs! Then, hopefully, you will have enough treasure left to dazzle the Prince (you know, he really doesn’t sound like a guy worth going to all that trouble for 😉 Ed).

The main action of Mermaid Rain is divided into two phases: the ‘Surf predicting’ phase and the ‘Surf riding’ phase. In the ‘Surf predicting’ phase of each round, you make melds by using the cards in your hand to gain a Surf tile and determine player order. In the ‘Surf riding’ phase, you place the Surf tile on the board, move your Mermaid across the waves by using cards from your hand, and gather treasures. Gain enough treasure and win your Prince!

Fans of Taj Mahal and Elfenland will especially enjoy this challenging and original game with intuitive and elegant mechanics from the Japanese designers Keiji Kariya and Hitoshi Yasuda.

Contents: board, scoring board, 87 cards, 36 surf tiles, 72 treasure tokens, 6 scoring tokens, 6 mermaids stand ups with plastic bases, and rules.