Frag: Gold Edition: FTW
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Frag is about blowing stuff up. This expansion brings you new things to blow up, new weapons to blow them up with, and new places to do it.
Arm yourself with the Assault Shotgun and the Shock Glove. Fight across two new maps, with lava and water terrain . . . either one can link to the gameboard from Frag Gold Edition for nearly ten square feet of arena! Blow up barrels and set off a chain reaction. Doors that open the Frag way . . . you have to shoot at the switch! And new scenarios, including the classic Last Man Standing.
More weapons, more hazards, more targets. More . . . FTW!
Frag is fun for the Beer & Pretzels crowd. It's a bit reminiscent of RoboRally, but with a more generic movement system, and no goal other than carnage.
It's essentially 'Quake: The Boardgame'. Run around, pick up weapons and other gadgets, shoot your friends.
Makes for fun stories like: 'I hacked the game to double my stats, fired 2 point blank shotgun blasts at Bob, fragging him, then emptied my beam pistol at Bill, reloaded, and emptied it again, but he played an automatic miss on me.'
It is indeed expensive for what you get. (Which isn't even enough to play. You still need some counters, extra dice, and pencils/paper a la Cheapass Games.) But it's a lot of fun. I foresee official or unofficial expansions with new boards and/or cards.
For the price, the game is expensive. The board is folded paper and is not backed. Counters are not even perforated for easy assembly. You will need a metal straight-edge and xacto knife. Cards are drawn on various areas of the board. Equipment, weapons, and special abilities are the areas of interest. With these in your hand, you can customize your player. At the beginning of the game, you also develop three stats with points to make your player: fast, tough, or accurate with weapons. After each game you can upgrade with an experience system. Very competitive game. Play with friends may become hostile. Overall, I am disappointed with the game.