|Players:||1 - 4 players|
|Time:||10 - 20 minutes|
Mint Works is a light and straightforward worker placement game. Its compact size makes it easy to put in your pocket and take it anywhere. Its simple rules make it easy to introduce new players to the genre of worker placement.
During the game each player will have a limited amount of Mint Tokens, which represent their workers. Players will use these mint tokens to earn more tokens, take first player or buy and build plans. Plans are how players earn points. Some plans will give only points, others will give extra powers to the owner.
Once any player has at least 7 points earned (or if there are not enough plans to refill the stock) the end of the game is triggered. The game will then be over at the end of the current round.
Whoever has the most points provided by plans they have built wins!
Mint Works is a solid game for if you want a worker placement experience in a very short amount of time, or as a means to gently introduce players to the concept of worker placement games.
Bear in mind you are sacrificing some depth with such a short game, but there is variability in the setup, preventing it from being the same every time, and it doesn't overstay its welcome. I would never turn down a game of Mint Works!