Fort board game
Fort board game


Fort is a 2-4 player card game about building forts and following friends.

In Fort, you're a kid! And like many kids, you want to grow your circle of friends, collect pizza and toys, and build the coolest fort.

By doing this cool stuff, you'll score victory points, and at the end of the game, the player with the most victory points wins! Your cards not only let you take actions on your own turn, but also let you follow the other players' actions on their turns. Will you devote yourself to your own posse, or copy what the other kids are doing?

But be careful as your carefully constructed deck might start losing cards if you don't actually use them. After all, if you don't play with your friends, why should they hang out with you anymore?

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User Ratings & Reviews

  • After 2 plays I increased my score. I feel with 2 plays we covered all the cards that are available in the deck and experienced 3 or 4 different strategies of winning. It's a great little deck builder with some management requirement. Once you have a move your opponent might play a card with a Public action that you want to take advantage of, possibly forcing you to revisit your options on your next move. After your first play through the next game really meets that 20-40 mark. Our second game was just shy of 50 minutes but we had to take a child interruption that was about 5 minutes - so I think it's fairly on target - and that's with two players. With more players the VP probably gets to 25 faster. Happy to play this game many more times!
  • Not a bad game. But just sorta ‘meh’
  • 7/28/20- 5.5 from 6.0Played demo at Pax East. Was underwhelmed. The art looks fun but I don't like the colors and the theme seemed like it should have been cute. You collect friends and pizza and toys and it works pretty well as a card game except for the "fort" part. I've built tons of forts as a kid and a dad and there is no "fort" in this game. It is just a player board with a track that advances as you "build". Besides the disappointment of not building anything resembling a tree fort or a blanket fort, the game just seemed dull. There are so many better card, engine-building games. I will pass on this one.
  • The main issue is that this is supposed to be a more casual game but you see all the cards in a single game. It ends up being more competitive. The issue with that is that the made up rules are based on certain cards being needed but you might never be able to get them.
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I think I'm with you on #Fort. It's fun, and you can have some cool turns, but I still have yet to feel like you can really put together a good game plan, or like any of the gameplay is super rewarding. Caveat that I have yet to play with drafting our starting hands, which may help. Anyway, it's one that I enjoy, and it's so quick that I'd likely never turn down a game. I put it on my Christmas list a few weeks ago, and will probably just leave it there, since I wouldn't mind owning a copy. I don't think I'll buy my own, though.

  • #Sprawlopolis - I've had a PnP version of this in my backpack for months, but it's so small that I never even think about it. I finally did and tried it out solo. This is a neat little game! Perfect if you have 10-15 minutes to kill and want to get a game in. Basically zero setup and takes very little table space.
  • #Fort @ 3p - finally got to play this at more than 2, and I like it even better! More opportunities to follow, which gives you mean interesting decisions, IMO. Played on TTS.
  • #Santorini 2x @ 2p - my wife obliged me by playing this one. I won both games. She's not at all comfortable playing an abstract strategy game like this. She says she just makes a move and hopes for the best lol. Hopefully she can up her skill a little bit, I'd really like to play this with her more often.
  • #Underwater Cities - had more free time yesterday than I thought I would, so decided to learn this one. I played solo, so that I could learn it before trying to teach my wife. I think I liked it! I'm sure I made some mistakes, but once I understood the flow, it went pretty smoothly. I think it goes without saying that I lost by a wide margin haha. I think I'll be able to teach my wife how to play, though, which was the goal.

I was shocked that Sarah agreed to have a go at #Pax Transhumanity.

It's hilariously complex, really, and she put up a valiant effort to learn it. We got the teach and a learning game in, in under 1h30 which was impressive. She went for a lie down afterwards lol. I just hope she'll be up for it again, as we've only scratched the surface of the deep strategy that's involved. Even just the order of the cards in the market and when to refresh the market is a huge strategic consideration. 

Also snuck in a couple of rounds of #Welcome to..., our most played game. Always a blast, I won by 3 points. I'm eyeing up a new roll and write, I quite like the look of #Troyes Dice, #Cartographers Heroes among others.

Got in another game of #Fort

For whatever reason, this game doesn't really transcend into "great" territory for me. The ingredients are there, it's just a little underwhelming. It's hard to explain why.

#Pax Pamir (Second Edition) arrived and I can't seem to muster up the will to learn it. Something about the endless minutiae in the tutorial videos mean I keep losing the ability to follow along and I end up switching off. Any recommendations for learning content? 

The hard thing was that we of course have several different family groups with whom we exchange gifts, so I tried hard not to have too much overlap so people don't end up buying the same things. I did put some Folded Space inserts on them as well, and some books and things, but overall it's like 50% games lol.

I know I added: #The King is Dead: Second Edition, #Aquatica, #Baseball Highlights: 2045, #Battle for Rokugan, #Shards of Infinity: Deckbuilding Game, #Fort. I tried hard to have a variety of prices on there, because some people don't want to spend $50 on a gift, and some people (parents) do. All of the games are very cool and I would be stoked to receive any of them, but if somehow I received all or nearly all of them, hoo boy. lol

Got a few rounds of #Startups in. Love that game so much. My girlfriend Sarah doesn't like it so we rarely play it.

Played my second game of #Fort, Sarah loved that one. 

My collection really hinges on what she will like, so it's always a heart in mouth moment showing her a new game lol.

That is a good Catholic guilt trip right there!  Let's I blame...

No, I can't think of a single game I bought as a result of BGA forums.  I'd blame Heavycardboard or Rahdo before blaming BGA. #Fort might be the closest I've been influenced by BGA but even that was a game I would've bought anyway coming across a great deal.  

I love the banter and the discussions and that different folk have differing opinions on games.  It's less about influence and more about the community in my opinion.  

Good question though and fun to answer.

Yeah, I think either of those game could easily be rethemed for it. Even a lighter themed deck builder like #Fort could be twisted for the one KH side game, Chain of Memories. 

I played the following 5 games since Sunday from favorite to least favorite among these 5.

  1. #Fort
  2. #Wingspan
  3. #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine x 9
  4. #Ecos: First Continent
  5. #Tales & Games: The Hare and the Tortoise

I think 3p is probably the sweet spot for #Fort. I think once all the symbology is internalised I'll start to enjoy it more but in my first game I was a bit overwhelmed by icons!

I played #Ecos: First Continent w/ 3.  Game soured a little bit since first play and was completely different than first play.  I came in second, but made an impressive comeback from being 30+ points behind to lose by 2.  Want to give it a couple more plays to see where my final ranking ends up.

I played #Fort w/ 3 and enjoyed it.  Its amazing how the simple premise of losing the cards in your deck changes the way you play and want to play.  Ended up last despite being the only person to complete their fort.  I didn't score enough VP during the rest of the game.  Also the Made up Rules dramatically swung the end result of the game. 

We finished the night w/ 4 games of #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine winning scenario's 8 - 10.

I'm going to have to cave and check out #Fort pretty soon. I love deck building and I keep hearing great things!

#Fort is also one of my favorites at the moment. It's such a fun game to have in the collection because it's such an approachable theme which means I can share it with more people but it's a great deck builder so I get that deck building fix I have sometimes, haha.

Technically I'm still at my start so all is fresh.

We didn't know much other than the occasional Catan friends would bust out. Apart from stuff like Scattergories and Monopoly Deal, I was turned on (BGArena and Youtube helped with this) to having a few games for ourselves. We picked up #Exploding Kittens , #Codenames and #Sushi Go! . Was all so fresh to us and we really enjoyed them!

The next year while travelling in New York, we grabbed #Risk: Game of Thrones at the HBO HQ shop which was cool as we love the show. Then some time later we bought #Disney Villainous which really surprised us. I was just looking for a decent game that wasn't too easy and that my SO would find approachable. As big disney fans, we loved the look of the game and were blown away that there was a great game to be played too. We began to ask what else could be out there and started talking about maybe having a collection one day.

Fast forward to 2020, as we hadn't really acted on our collection plans yet. Pandemic hit, decided I had time to do some research and now I consider board games a hobby of mine. Some additions over the past several months being: #Point Salad , #Skull , #Just One , #Fort , #Decrypto . Now we're on the lookout for some weightier games to balance what we already have. Collection is still small so everything gets its run. 

Really enjoy the feeling of getting that good flow in a deck-builder. Our collection is small but we've enjoyed #Fort a lot and the theme makes it that much more enjoyable. 

Others I've had my eye on to try are  #Dale of Merchants  as well as #The Taverns of Tiefenthal

Finally being a big sports dude, one that I've tried that is def on the wishlist is #Baseball Highlights: 2045 .  The deck-building plays perfectly into the theme of assembling a roster and making free-agent signings in between games in preparation for the world series.