Starving Artists - Pre-order
This is a pre-order item. This is planned to deliver in October 2019.
There's no question: the life of a paint-by-cube artist is hard. What little money you do earn is invested right back into paint and canvases. Without that paint and those canvases, you won't be able to follow your dream of becoming a famous artist. Being a starving artist is a constant struggle.
Starving Artists is an award-winning, blind-drafting and resource management game for one to four players. Using some of the world's most beautiful works of art, players complete these masterpieces using transparent cubes in an attempt to become famous artists. It takes about 40-60 minutes.
How to Play?
Starving Artists is played over a series of turns. Each turn represents a new day. On each day, you must choose between: buying new canvases, painting the canvases you already own, or working in order to get more paint. If at the end of the day, you've completed a masterpiece, you can sell it to earn more paint and food. If you don't spend your days efficiently, you won't be able to feed yourself, and you'll have to give up on your dreams.
You can read the current version of the rules or scroll to the end to see a short how to play at the bottom of this page.
As an aspiring paint-by-cube artist, your life centers around the paintings you must complete.
In order to complete those paintings, you take two actions each day. You can buy new canvases from the market, paint canvases in your studio using your paint cubes, or work to collect new paint cubes.
At the end of each day, you can sell your completed paintings. But, you'll be competing in the limited marketplace for paintings with anyone else who wants to sell. If there's not enough paint to go around, you'll have to make do with less.