For more than 3,000 years, penguins have reigned in the frozen kingdom of Iluliaq. But one day, the penguin king disappeared. Seals, polar bears and other flightless birds have found an ancient legend written on the ice: “Whoever conquers the iceberg will be crowned the new king.
Before a game of Iluliaq (which means “Iceberg” in Inuit) the iceberg must be built. A central structure made with the cards and the game box, where the players will then throw their cards in order to land on the iceberg.
When a card falls on the iceberg, the player who threw it ends his turn without further action. But if the card falls into the water (anything other than the top of the iceberg is considered water) or pushes any other card into the water, that player must pick up all the fallen cards and place them in his own hand!
Some cards contain special Powers that are activated when they fall on the iceberg. For example, once the bear has landed on the iceberg, it has the ability to eat the first card that lands right on top of it. This action forces the player who threw the card, the one that fell on top of the bear, to draw a new card from the center deck in his own hand. Another animal with a special power is the seal, which has the ability to remain in the water as it falls from the iceberg instead of returning to the player’s hand.
The first player to have no cards left in his hand wins the game!