Player Count: 1-5 Playtime: 40-60 minutes Age Range: 10+ Weight: Medium Mechanisms: Engine Building, Action Selection, Resource Management, Card Drafting Rules: Ovation Rules (Note that these are in development.) Play on Tabletop Simulator: Ovation on TTS (Note that this is in development.)
Become one of the greatest classical composers of all time! You'll use inspiration, seek fortune and hobnob with aristocrats to perform musical masterpieces and achieve your legacy. Get inspired by your rivals' performances to help create your own works of genius as the game builds to a crescendo.
No music knowledge required Whether you love classical music or have only ever heard it in cartoons or the movies, you will have no trouble at all learning and enjoying Ovation.
Easy-to-grasp mechanics with thematic immersion It's starts of very simply - just choose one action each turn. You can increase your main resource - Joy, Passion or Sorrow inspiration, or you can use your inspiration to draft different types of cards - Fortune, Patrons or Music. Seeking your Fortune can help you become more and more efficient as a composer, while Patrons can do that, too, or they can help you achieve a greater legacy at the end of the game. The best way to secure your legacy will be performing Chamber Music or Concert Music. Just be careful, because the types of music you choose can either please your Patrons or upset them!
Player interaction and special abilities Using your composer's unique special abilities, you'll want to keep an eye on your opponents as you compete for special goals (Maestro Cards). And don't worry if your opponent is performing Music and earning points ahead of you. You can attend their performance and gain inspiration that you can use to create a masterpiece of your own!