Hello fellow gamers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some strange Board Games. Now, grab your tokens, and let’s begin!
- Exploding Kittens Type: Card Game Ages: 7+ 2-5 Players 2015 Publisher: Self-published Designers and Artists: Matthew Inman, Elan Lee, and Shane Small Box Art: A very worried cat holding a grenade.
How to play: Apparently this is a cat version of Russian Roulette. Each player takes turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten card. Upon drawing the card, they player will lose. The deck is made up of countering cards, forced drawing cards, and deck shuffling cards. The game will get increasingly hectic as less cards remain in the deck. This sounds like a strange game night indeed!
- Munchkin Type: Card Game Ages: 10+ 2001 3-6 Players Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Designer: Steve Jackson Artists: Alex Fernandez, Edwin Huang, John Kovalic, Ian McGinty, Heather Oliver, Philip Reed, and Gabby Ruenes Box Art: A orange-haired warrior with an evil smile, horned helmet, sword, and chainsaw.
How to play: This is a satirical card game that parodies RPGs. Each player starts at level 1, and whoever reaches level 10 wins the game. Players are given a random class with a variety of strengths and weaknesses. Cards are divided into two types, treasures and encounters. During every player’s turn, a door is kicked down, and an encounter card is drawn from the deck. This card usually has the players battling an enemy, and trying to defeat it. It can be defeated with the various skills and weapons they’ve acquired throughout the game. Players can help each other out during these encounters, or completely screw them over by adding extra encounters. Upon defeating a monster, players will collect treasures and level up. However, if they’re beaten by the monster, “bad stuff” occurs, like losing treasure and levels.