Sometimes I come across a board game that takes a lot of my favorite mechanics and blends them into one game. If the game does that, it has to be good, right? This was my first thought when I came across Monster Mansion, our new Kickstarter of the Week. Cooperative game play? Check. Optional betrayer mechanic? Check. Monster fighting? Check. Real time game play? Check!
Just in time for Halloween, Monster Mansion has players trying to escape a mansion filled with monsters and other horrors…all before time runs out!
From their Game Page:
Monster Mansion is a real-time social-adventure with hidden roles and deduction. Explore a dynamic tile-based dungeon filled with deadly traps, face the monsters of myth and legend, and race against time to make the final escape!
- Survival: Players must work as a team to face the ultimate monster line-up
- Real-Time: Each game is timed so players must act fast or be trapped forever
- Co-op: Players must escape together to win as a team
- Bluffing: If the “VIP” dies, then everyone loses and the secret “Assassin(s)” win the game!
If the game works as well as it sounds, I’m sold. Monster Mansion has already hit its funding goal and has blown past many early stretch rewards. If you’d like to become a backer, a $29 pledge will get you a copy of Monster Mansion delivered to your door. The game is scheduled to be in backers hands in May of 2015 and you have until Wednesday, November 12th to become a backer. So head over today and give it a look.