Flocks is a 2-player tile-laying game in which players must make sure that birds of a feather flock together. Each player is given a set of 4 terrain tiles and 8 pairs of matching bird tiles, including 2 sets of birds for each type of terrain. Geese and herons flock to the river. Seagulls and roadrunners stalk the sand dunes. Hawks and parrots abide in the mountains. Hummingbirds and wrens nest in the trees. Players take turns laying 1 tile each and earn increasing numbers of points as the number of previously played matching tiles increases. The tile placement rules are simple: Place each bird tile must touch an appropriate terrain tile, making sure the bird’s orientation matches that of other bird tiles of the same type.
Game design and prototype by Barb Hirschfelder