Before I begin, I was provided a review copy of the game in exchange for an honest review. This is not a paid review. If you would rather watch a video of this review you can check it out below. Learn more about the game here.
Not sure what the deal is with bug games lately, but I can think of at least four games about bees and another three about butterflies. So I guess that is the thing now. Since I did a preview of a game about bees, it was only fair that I also do one about butterflies right? So enter Fluttering Souls.
This game had the added benefit of being a two player game, which is something always excited me, especially since it is such a small box game. My wife and I are always looking for quick and simple games that we can take when we travel, so this one seemed to fit the ticket.
In Fluttering Souls the first player to win three rounds, claims the victory. As you play you will be drafting cards out of the tableau on the table, covered cards will flip when they are completely uncovered. The game is a basic set collection mechanic, and at the end of each round whomever has the most points will win. That is it. The only variant is the player that goes second has a bonus card they start with that they can place down in the tableau after collecting their card to mess up the plans of the other player.
First to three victories wins. That’s it.
So what do I think?
The art is beautiful. The mechanics are simplicity itself, and the game plays lightning fast. This is a perfect game to play over coffee, when we can meet for coffee again.
There is truly only a single mechanic to this game. It is set collection, and that is all. Just don’t get confused that there might be something else to it. There isn’t.
While the art is gorgeous, and there are nice, and chunky butterfly meeples, the butterflies do not have any art on them, and I think that is a miss. I wish they were as pretty as the rest of the game.
Bringing it all together
Fluttering Souls is a lightning fast, small footprint set collection game. The artwork is gorgeous, though the butterfly meeples could have had some art on them. As long as you realize that you are not getting anything more than a quick set collection game then you will enjoy this one, if you like that sort of thing. If you are looking for anything other than set collection this will not be the one for you.
Yeah I would like to be done with this before I am no longer a catapillar
* Lightning fast, small footprint
* Very pretty cards, though I wish the meeples were as pretty
* The game does set collection well…and that is all
* If you are looking for a quick two player game that only has a single mechanic then this is your jam