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The basic premise is simple — the players will play six rounds of placing and sometimes revealing cards, and then count up their influence at the end. Highest influence wins. Obviously there are a few steps to go through between the beginning and the end, but Oriflamme uses a super simple turn structure around which it hangs some challenging and occasionally awkward decisions. The first thing players do beginning with whoever is holding the starting player token is place one card at either end of the row of cards already on the table. During the placement phase, any card placed in this way will be positioned face down, and every player must place one exactly one card. Next, players will assess the cards that are now lined up on the table one by one, beginning with the one at the end of the row indicated by the direction of a specific marker placed at the beginning of the game. The actions on any existing face-up cards are also resolved, and these actions vary quite a bit depending on the card.
Oriflamme is the latest tabletop title to stake its own claim to the compact card game throne. Each family - and player - has its own set of cards, illustrated in the style of oil paintings by artist Tomasz Jedruszek. They look fantastic. The different decks are marked out by a family crest on the card backs: dragon, gryphon, unicorn, squid… thing. The family decks are made up of ten cards, each with a unique action. Players take it in turns to place one card facedown in the middle of the table. Cards are laid in a single row, and added to either the left or right of the cards already down - never in-between them. The tension starts to build as someone places their card next to yours and you begin to exchange suspicious glances about what they might have in store. And one of them is hiding a knife behind its back.
Bruno Faidutti has made a career out of similar sorts of games, and this game clearly relies upon its Gallic predecessors. The complex game award for the year went to Res Arcana…. I initially played this game just after SPIEL, and with my regular group, it received a lukewarm welcome. I had actually expected this as that particular group does not enjoy a lot of take-that mechanisms. As a result, the game got shelved as I waited for a more suitable group to play it with. At the time, I felt it would be a poor time to write a review knowing that it had not gotten a fair shake. Fast forward to the start of the coronavirus confinement. I was stuck at home, but had two teenagers around who are definitely not afraid to mix it up.