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Noctiluca Review | Gameosity
There are games that just sit gorgeously on the table. Sometimes, those games are highly thematic and hugely produced - ultra-detailed miniatures, player screens emblazoned with murals of unique art, etc. But sometimes, it's the simple things that make a game stand out. Noctiluca sits comfortably in this second camp, delivering its relatively simple gameplay with a unique palette of colors and some lovely artwork. Andrew: Wikipedia defines 'Noctiluca' as "a free-living, marine-dwelling species of dinoflagellate that exhibits bioluminescence when disturbed". Jess: So, little guys that glow when you put them in jars and swirl them. That, right there, is about as much context as you need for Noctiluca's theme. What we have here is a very abstract game indeed, one where a field of collection spots are populated at the top of the round by randomly-rolled dice, representing the titular creatures, which each player is attempting to collect. Players hold jar cards, which Each player is