Dave loves flicky games - and this one, released as a limited exclusive at Essen 2019 by Kickstarter plastic mavens Awaken Realms - is about as awesome as you'd expect a vanity project thrown together because they could to be! Full of top notch components and chaotic gameplay.
Gods are powerful and... bored! Make a bet with the others, use your unique powers and gather the most believers in the Archipelago of the Navel of the World. Flick of Faith is a flicking area control game in which players are sending their prophets into the islands by flicks. Make sure people heard about you on every island. Even better if you can get the domination - the winning is close. But be careful! To make the bet more interesting other gods would use every sneaky trick.
The game is divided into 4 rounds. Each player picks a god with unique power, for example ability to send a gigantic monster into the map. Besides that everyone has 5 prophets in a form of wooden discs and a few temples of their own color.
Every round splits into 3 simple phases.
- Council Phase - players draw two cards with unique rule modifications and vote for the one they want to apply into the game. Once the voting is over, new rule comes into play.
- Mission Phase - every player in their own turn flicks one of their prophets into the map. Prophet may knock other prophets off the map or help them to catch an island. Gods can also use their special powers. This phase ends if there is no prophet left in any god's pool.
- Conversion Phase - each god gains victory points for every island they have a prophet or temple on. God gains bonus victory points if they dominate the entire island.
Moreover there is the Navel of the World Island. This one grants a lot of bonus points depends on how well are your prophets spread over the archipelago, but is also really difficult to reach. If your prophet can manage to take the city, he builds a temple for your greatness.
After that all prophets are taken off the map and the round ends. Now you have entirely new generation of prophets to flick into the archipelago.
After 4 rounds bonus points are dealt out and the winner is the god with most victory points gathered so far.
Numbers included in the section above may vary depending on the number of players.