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Rats of Wistar

Rats of Wistar is a board game released in 2023. In this game, players take on the roles of intelligent rats who have escaped from the Wistar Institute. Their goal is to prove their leadership skills by exploring a farm, gathering cheese from the pantry, utilizing human artifacts in the woods to create inventions, and expanding their lair. They also have the opportunity to welcome native rats and mice into their family and seek assistance from the Alchemist mouse for advantages.

The game is played over 5 rounds, corresponding to 5 days of the challenge, and players earn victory points through various actions such as building beds, excavating rooms, completing missions within the Farm, welcoming host mice, inventing new items, and achieving goals. The player with the most victory points at the end of the game wins, with the player furthest in the turn order breaking ties.

"Rats of Wistar" offers an engaging experience for 1 to 4 players, with a playing time of around 90 minutes. It is designed for ages 13 and up and falls under the category of Animals, featuring mechanisms like Events, Variable Set-up, and Worker Placement. The game's complexity is rated at 2.50 out of 5. It is published by Cranio Creations and designed by Simone Luciani and Danilo Sabia, with artwork by Candida Corsi and Sara Valentino.

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