We designed HerStory for gamers and non-gamers to play together. The goal was to make a game inviting for non-gamers, but with a little subtlety under the hood for gamers.
In it, you're an acclaimed author, writing a book to tell the stories of remarkable women of history.
The players take turns doing research, drafting chapters, and completing them, for points. The game ends when a player has written 8 chapters, and the player with the highest scoring book wins.
The game is a light strategy game featuring engine-building and set collection. You do research by collecting research tokens, and by doing the right research, you can complete chapters about different historical women, for points.
Completed chapters grant abilities that make you a better writer, and allow you to score even more points as the game progresses. You can set yourself for big point windfalls with the right combination of powers.
The game comes with 120 oversized, linen-finish cards with beautiful illustrations of the featured historical figures on the fronts, and stories about their lives on the backs.