So what's the game like, you ask?
Well, it was originally called Noah's Ark so the theme should be pretty familiar to most. As the raindrops fall, the players are tasked with moving their arks around the outskirts of the steadily deteriorating landscape, rescuing pairs of animals from the rapidly rising floodwaters. When the game ends, the rarer the pair, the higher the score. Much of the tension of the game stems from the fact that players control where the raindrops fall. Do you carve a path inland to reveal more animals and extend your ark's reach? Do you flood the outskirts to maximize the points you receive from water placement? Do you plonk it on top of the poor unicorn your opponent is about to claim, relegating the lonely pair to the sad realm of myth and legend? Despite the cover's rather whimsical appearance, it can be quite a vicious game if you choose to play it that way. ;o)