Designer: Miranda Evarts
Artist: Jimmy Pickering
Publisher: Gamewright, Kanga Games
Number of players: 2 to 5 players
Publisher suggests: Ages 8 and above
Users suggest: Ages 5 and above
Playing time: 10 to 15 minutes
Contents: 85 Cards, Sticker Sheet, Rules of Play
Rise and shine! The Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen, and ten of their closest friends have fallen under a sleeping spell and it's your job to wake them up. In Sleeping Queens, players need to use strategy, quick thinking, and a little luck to rouse these napping nobles from their royal slumbers. The twelve queen cards lie face-down on the table. On a turn, you take one action from the cards in your hand: play a king to awaken and claim a sleeping queen, play a knight to steal someone else's queen (unless she has a dragon for protection), play a wand to send a queen to sleep once again, use a jester to try our luck with the top of the deck, or discard one or more number cards to draw more cards. Each queen card has a point value on it, and whenever all the queen have been awakened or one player hits the point threshold, the game ends and whoever has the most points wins.
"I would definitely recommend this game to families with young children." - BGG user TheRiddler1976
"There is even a learning element, to boot!" - BGG user Jason Meyers
"It is pretty fun and fast. Plus, the artwork on the cards is very nice. Modern looking and not so cartoony. I like it!" - BGG user Diane H
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