Two Doom marbles had already dropped. We knew the third was close to falling. No one had gone mad yet…until my nephew dropped his last madness marble, immediately went insane, followed by the third Doom marble hitting the ground. He simultaneously went crazy and won the game in the same round!
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This game is a give-and-take balancing act of attacking, defending, and investing (in your characters, in resource gathering, in spell casting, etc.). Play as a group of heroes, each which his or her own special abilities, bent on defeating your opponents as you earn prosperity points for the victory. And then come the monsters! You may need to team up with your enemies for a time to defeat these vile creatures from the underworld or they will quickly take over the land.
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This game is immense, creepy, and dark…and you’ll love it. =-) Get sucked into a steampunk world full of grotesque monsters, powerful weapons, and an ever-present Horror inflicting its will on your characters’ feeble minds. It’s perfect for mid- to advanced-level gamers with any interest in steampunk, horror, dungeon crawlers, or the occult.
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Sometimes it’s hard to find board games suitable for teenagers. They often get bored and disinterested if the game is too long, too complex, or perceived as too dull. Here are five tried and true board games which have a high level of involvement, are fast-paced, and have some sort of craziness factor…just what teens need in a board game whether they are board game fans or not!
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Monster Factory is a very simple, clever, quick-play game that combines creativity, imagination, and tops it off with a bit of the “gross factor.” Take turns placing tiles to create your first monster followed by its creepy little minions.
Monster Factory has a clever scoring mechanism wherein you get one point for each tile in your “master monster,” as we like to call it. Once you finish this first monster, you can then create minions where you get one point for each tile that has at least one eyeball on it. Be careful, however, as you get zero points for an unfinished monster!
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