Take to the skies and hope for the best – this is how you may sum up Sky Team by Scorpion Masque which will be distributed in US retail by Hachette Boardgames. The game is expected to hit hobby stores in Q4 2023, and it will provide players with one of the best board game experiences for two.
Sky Team – Hope Your Pilots Don’t Do the Same!
Players in Sky Team will step into the world of a limited-communication game in which you will play as a co-pilot and pilot at the controls of an airliner. The players will then embark on a series of trips where they will try to safely land their planes in different airports all over the world.
The game expects players to assign dice to the correct spaces of the cockpit to balance the axis of the plane and control its speed, as well as deploy landing gear, flaps and contact the control tower that you are on your way, and a runway has to be cleared.
Pilots will also be allowed to sip on coffee in order to boost their concentration and manipulate the dice. Needless to say, if you mess up the controls, and the plane stalls or tilts, the game ends – luckily not in a fiery plane crash.
Players will globe-trot with their aeroplanes and visit locations such as Tokyo and Montreal. Designed by Luc Rémond, the game is a fun experience for two that play in under 15 minutes. The game is still rather complicated to play than it looks, with the recommended age set at 14+.
The quick play and good overall knowledge of aeroplane aerodynamics make Sky Team a great and fast game that you can reliably add to your collection at the end of the year.