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"Great family game"
5 stars"
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Beautiful presentation, lots of ways to get the win, great family game

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"Beautiful Game"
4 stars"
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This game was a great purchase! The first thing that is noticeable about it is that the artwork in it is just awesome! It just gives off a great fantasy, whimsical feel to it. And the components are good quality. The game on its own, is a pretty good worker placement and engine building game. But what makes this game special is the stories included in the game, the adventures that you can go on. Great game!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"A fun take on worker placement with a twist."
5 stars"
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Above and below is a gorgeous game and I'm happy to say that the game play lives up to the artwork. I've now played in two, three and four player games and each was fun and tense. The biggest issue the game faces is that there's a lot of setup, however most of the time you'll want to play it more than once in a sitting so that's ok. The exploration mechanic serves as a nice catch-up mechanic as it can be quite high risk, high reward which I really like. The game has an elegant balance of strategy and luck and I can see myself playing it for a long time still.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Above and Below is a mashup of town-building and storytelling where you and up to three friends compete to build the best village above and below ground

In the game, you send your villagers to perform jobs like exploring the cave, harvesting resources, and constructing houses. Each villager has unique skills and abilities, and you must decide how to best use them. You have your own personal village board, and you slide the villagers on this board to various areas to indicate that they've been given jobs to do. Will you send Hanna along on the expedition to the cave? Or should she instead spend her time teaching important skills to one of the young villagers?

A great cavern lies below the surface, ready for you to explore– this is where the storytelling comes in. When you send a group of villagers to explore the depths, one of your friends reads what happens to you from a book of paragraphs. You'll be given a choice of how to react, and a lot will depend on which villagers you brought on the expedition, and who you're willing to sacrifice to succeed. The book of paragraphs is packed with encounters of amazing adventure, randomly chosen each time you visit the cavern. At the end of the game, the player with the most well-developed village wins!


  • Explore a massive cavern and build your new village in Red Raven's premiere storytelling game.
  • Recruit villagers and gather resources
  • Build your town above and below ground
  • Explore the mysterious caverns
Release date NZ
January 5th, 2016
Age Groups
Board Game Mechanics
  • Card Drafting
  • Deck Building
  • Set Collection
  • Storytelling
  • Trading
Number of Players
Play Time
90 minutes
Recommended Age
13 years or over
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
Board Game Type
Board Game
Board Game Requirement
Base Game
Box Dimensions (mm)
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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Comments: The game box contains customised storage trays (foamcore insert) so that all components are stored nicely. This makes it very easy to set up and put away. Better than new!

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