Lost Woods is a map exploration game where lost adventurers defeat enemies with powerful weapons and magic to earn gold. Can you escape?
Players start at camp in the middle of the Lost Woods, equipped with only random household items. Each turn, players move along the map and explore new areas by laying down a card that represents a place on the map. Exploration leads to new weapons, enemies that block the way, gold, magic spells, and a sneaky gnome that steals your gold.
Enemies are fought with a simple dice mechanic. Each weapon and enemy rolls a single dice, and their power varies depending on the number of sides to the dice, from d4 to d20. Each victory is rewarded with a number of gold pieces.
When someone gets close to leaving the Lost Woods, the Guardian appears to block the way, and provide a large amount of gold for anyone who can beat them.
The game ends when someone finds a way out of the Lost Woods. The winner is the player with the most gold. If players are tied, they must battle each other.