Got what it takes to become a Legendary Inventor?
Lead a team of four of the greatest minds that changed the world through three ages of time and patent inventions or create the smartest inventions to become the greatest Legendary Inventors!
Legendary Inventors is a simple game that delivers in the strategy department for the whole family that aims to be fun yet teaches about famous inventors in history too. In fact, this is emphasised as the game comes with a biographical booklet that has summaries of the inventors featured in the game.
Gameplay starts with each player getting 4 inventors and during their turn, they can either send out one of their inventors to put his expertise into an invention or refresh all of their inventors so they can be sent out once again to do more inventing.
When you send out an inventor to work, you will first flip the inventor's card sideways to show he is exhausted and then take the number of cubes on his card and then you are allowed to place them on any amount of inventions that fit the symbols that the inventor is knowledgeable in. If the invention is finished then rewards are given out in the order of contribution. The person with the most cubes on the invention chooses first which reward they want, be it the invention itself or the tokens on the invention, such as upgrade tokens that adds more knowledge to your inventor.
The other action one can do is to refresh all your inventors, this is done by turning all your inventors back upright so you can use them all again.
As you see turns between players are really fast and thus even with the full complement of players, the game can still play in about 40minutes to maybe an hour. Also, as the game goes on, the game's decisions get harder as for example if you can collect the requisite upgrade tokens that fit your inventor's card on the bottom right, then that is extra victory points. Also, if you get inventions, they all have symbols beside their victory points that score higher as you collect more of them that differ from one another.
Later on in the game, it is imperative to go for what earns you the most points but this information is all open and people may take what you want if you don't rush in first to patent a particular invention. So planning is required.
In conclusion, Legendary Inventors is definitely one to get for the family as it is light enough that the family can play and still interact with each other and for regular gamers, this is a good filler that probably gives more depth of thought than say Love Letter.
As a huge thank you for reading this far and enjoying our content, here is a discount code INVENT10 for the game at S$10 off when you purchase the game via our website till the end of August!!