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Boss Monster


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Boss Monster, the retro-inspired dungeon-building card game from indie publisher Brotherwise Games, is now available in game stores across North America! Designed for 2-4 players, Boss Monster is packed with nostalgic references to 8-bit video games, dungeon-crawling RPGs, and geeky pop culture. Players compete to become the ultimate villain: the final boss at the end of a side-scrolling dungeon.
Product name:Boss MonsterDimensions:2" H × 5" W × 8.5" LShipping weight:1 lb.UPC:856934004009

Appropriate for ages: 13 - adult

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun! I saw this in the store and it looked interesting. I'm so glad I bought it. Whenever my family and I play it we have a lot of fun. The goal of the game is: There are heroes out there looking to make a name for themselves, for glory or riches. But you're not concerned with that. You are the villain. It's a card game in which you build up rooms that deal damage to the heroes as they come into your dungeon. How do you get them to come to YOUR dungeon and not your opponent's? Simple. Treasure. Each type of hero is attracted to a different treasure. Mages to books, thieves to gold, warriors to weapons, and clerics to relics. Each room (of which you can build five) has a different type of treasure associated with it. But each room also has hazards for the hero to overcome. Some are monster rooms, and some are trap rooms. Some rooms can be destroyed, which also kills the hero inside it. Add to this the ability to cast spells, for benefit or malevolence. For example, the "Freeze" card freezes a room that makes it effectively useless while a hero is in your opponent's dungeon, which might cause them to take a wound. Five wounds (i.e. when the hero gets to you) and you lose. But another spell your opponent can cast sends a hero back to the start of the dungeon, which might just save them. When the regular heroes are gone, the epic heroes start coming out, and they have more health and deal more wounds. But they're also worth more souls. 10 souls and you win the game. From the gameplay to the pixel-art style, this is a great game with a lot of nods to classic 8-bit video games and even some newer ones. There's also a lot of humour. For example, The Fool is a hero with low health who goes to the dungeon of the player with the least souls, effectively sacrificing himself. If I remember right, the games are pretty short, too, about 20-30 mins per play if everyone knows what they're doing. I recommend this to anyone I can, it's an amazing game and simple to play, yet there actually is some strategy involved. You can also download the mobile version for your tablet (at least on Android, not sure about Apple) to try it out. Admittedly, the app isn't that great, though. I highly suggest you buy a physical copy because it's simply fun to read the cards, chuckle at some of the flavour text, and see what each can do. Buy it! You won't regret it. I sure didn't.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for older kids A really fun game once you get the hang of it. After watching a video explaining the rules, it was quite simple to play. Fun to play with two people, even more interesting with 3 or 4 members.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Great book
Date published: 2015-10-08