Cool Mini or Not secures worldwide rights to Sheriff of Nottingham
Cool Mini or Not, the publisher of miniatures games like last year’s Kickstarter hit Blood Rage, as well as other games like Arcadia Quest has expanded its product portfolio by acquiring the global rights to the decidedly non-game. Sheriff of Nottingham miniatures. The key word here is “worldwide” as Arcane Wonders will still be responsible for the English version of the Sheriff of Nottingham.
This new addition represents a change from the miniatures games for Cool Mini or Not since this will be one of their rare games that won’t come with minifigures. Sheriff of Nottingham is a 2 to 5 social bluff game in which players take turns becoming the Sheriff of Nottingham while the other players are traders / smugglers.
Nottingham Sheriff’s Chief Mechanic is bluffing: Other players who aren’t the Sheriff will try to smuggle goods past the current Sheriff by placing various goods in bags. When these bags are examined, the trader / smuggler has the option of lying about the goods they have in their bags or may try to bribe the sheriff to not open their bags. If it turns out that the trader / smuggler is lying, he will have to pay the sheriff a fine, but if the sheriff looks in their bags and finds out that they are telling the truth, the sheriff has to pay restitution to the very trader / smuggler truthful.
The Sheriff of Nottingham received all kinds of applause, including being part of the Dice Tower Essentials games, a line of enjoyable but exhausted games that the folks at Dice Tower persuaded to get people to reprint these games. After playing it I would rate it as a fun game for those who like bluff games.
If you want to know more about the arrangement, you can read the Cool Mini or Not press release.