Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Board Game: Building an Elder God

Blog Day Post #3, dontchaknow.

The Game: Building an Elder God
The Publisher: Signal Fire Studios
Time: 20 minutes or so
Players: Me, +Michelle Lyons-McFarland, Al, Will

I backed this game on Kickstarter a while back, but hadn't pulled it out to play until last night.

The monsters are small yet.
Game Play: You start with a couple of Necronomicon cards, a Mouth, and a Body, and you try and build tentacle cards onto your body until you hit a preset number, and then you add your mouth and win. That's it!

You've also got damaged tentacle pieces, which you can play on other cultists, and some of the tentacles are immune to damage. You can heal damaged pieces with your Necronomicon cards or undamaged cards.

My monster, just before I won.

Opinions: You know, the fiction for the game is all about "you're a cultist trying to build a monster," but the monsters are all the same. This is basically the same as Monster Factory or Hisss, and those are games for children. This one is billed for older audiences and there are some rules variances, but not really anything to warrant repeated play. The mechanics are simplistic, the art is repetitive and kind of ugly, and there's really just not much to do here.

Keep? Nah.