Playing Time: 10-20 min
Designer: Justin Blaske
Artist: Felix Janson, Thomas Tamblyn
Publisher: Five24 Labs
Mint Works is a super fun worker placement game. Players place mint tokens on different cards and trigger the abilities. The players will gather plans and build buildings in order to generate more mint tokens, gain abilities, and earn stars. The first person to score 7 stars from gathering plans and building them into their area. This triggers the end game. The person with the most stars at the end wins.
Mint works also has a solo variant where players will compete against a chosen NPC player with different play styles. Each NPC has different strengths and challenges to face.
Overall the game is super quick and fun to play. I have several copies that I have in various places for quick pick up games. The footprint doesn’t take up a lot of space which makes for a nice take along game. The small package helps this as well. The game box is about the size of a small altoids mint box.
Other games from Five24 Labs includes Mint Works, Mint Delivery, Mint Cooperative, and coming soon Mint Control. All these games we will review in future posts.
Mint works was featured on an episode of Overland Gamer The Podcast. Link to that episode through Anchor.FM can be found https://anchor.fm/overlandgamer/episodes/Game-Review-Mint-works-and-Mint-Delivery-from-Five-24-Labs-ebeh0e . It can also be found on spotify, apple podcast and other podcast platforms.
More information can be found here.
Board Game Geek -https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/200077/mint-works
Game or Developer Games - https://five24labs.com/