2-4 Players, 20 min/player, ages 12+
In this 20th century, hustling, bustling, dog-loving urban neighborhood, you are the boss of your very own Vespaw Delivery Service franchise. On Tuesday you will hire an employee who will help you deliver your packages. A lovable stray dog named Buttercup also helps; though sometimes she runs off with packages and buries them in the park. You don’t care, you love her all the same! You want to adopt her and take her home with you. It seems all the other franchise owners in town want to do the same.
The winner becomes Buttercup’s new owner.
Vespaw is a Pickup & Delivery Route Building game where the routes you create determine the actions you may take and the perks you receive. There are dozens of different employee Bonus Challenge & Special Talent matchups providing new strategies each time the game is played. Buttercup has her own deck of A.I. cards and takes turns along with everyone else. Bones in the park become victory points. Earn the most victory points to win the game.
Buttercup’s Action (She will pick up or deliver a package for you, then she runs off for a free bone, along the way she may steal a package or 2 and bury them in the park)
Pick up & deliver packages (spend Tips upgrading your Backpack & Scooter)
Clean up then set up your next turn (this phase overlaps the next player’s turn which provides fun hustle, bustle and faster gameplay)
Earn the most victory points to win the game.
COMPONENTS: 1 game board, 3 decks of cards, 4 Scooter pawns, 4 Boss pawns, 1 dog pawn, 30 Bone pieces, 30 Gator Bull pieces, 32 Delivery tokens, 10 Employee tiles, 12 Unique Talent tiles, 8 cash markers, 80 colored wooden cubes
4 phases to your turn
Buttercup has her own deck of A.I. cards which determine, in part, where she is headed, provided she does not get distracted by someone’s package out on the sidewalk waiting to be picked up.
You will upgrade your Backpack & Scooter throughout the game enabling you to carry more and travel faster. You can only upgrade a total of 6 times; so which kind of delivery genius are you? The work horse? The fast and furious? Or the jack of all trades?
You will hire 1 Employee during the game. No 2 are alike, each provide a unique Bonus Challenge and a slot for a unique Talent to be drafted later in the game.
Can you win by Sunday?
The game takes place over 6 days.
You will draft a special talent and attribute it to your employee. These are dramatically different, ensuring game play is different each time it is played.
Extra victory point opportunities
There are trophies you can win for completing certain tasks.
There are scratch-off coupons available which you can use at shops to help build your engine.
A medium weight Euro route building board game