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Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster is a "dungeon-building" card game that pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon.
The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated. But a player can also lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon.
Playing Boss Monster requires you to juggle two competing priorities: the need to lure Heroes at a faster rate than your opponents, and the need to kill those Heroes before they reach your Boss. Players can build one room per turn, each with its own damage and treasure value. More attractive rooms tend to deal less damage, so a Boss who is too greedy can become inundated with deadly Heroes.
Players interact with each other by building rooms and playing Spells. Because different Heroes seek different treasure types, and rooms are built simultaneously (played face down, then revealed). This means that every "build phase" is a bidding war. Spells are instant-speed effects that can give players advantages or disrupt opponents.
As a standalone card game with 150 cards, Boss Monster contains everything that 2-4 players need to play.
Players: 2 - 4
Time: 20 or more minutes
Ages: 13 and up
Weight: 447 grams
Average Rating: 4.5 in 2 reviews
I had doubts about this game, but a friend introduced me to it and after 5 minutes not only did i understand it but loved it. The basic jist is you use card containing segments of a dungeon or level, the cards will have special abilities to destroy heroes, and have treasure to attract them. If you attract particular treasure hunting heroes to your dungeon they need to be killed through the cards to earn yourself points, if they survive then you loose a life (in the game its called a wound as you only wound the hero) as such. You need to be first to kill 10 heroes and avoid loosing 10 lives (having 10 heroes survive) otherwise you're out of the game. each hero will be attracted to different types of treasure and will go to the players dungeon with the most of that treasure, attract the heroes you can kill while avoiding the ones you cant. One of the most enjoyable table top games i have played. 11 out of 10
This game is so clever and fun! I love the idea... I also love that 2 brothers created it! It wasn't very clear in the instruction book on a couple things so I had to go to Watch It Played on YouTube they had a very clear instructional video that answered all my questions. Since then it's been great fun! I like that you are trying to protect the boss monster and destroy the heroes. It's just silly and the art work (8-bit) is nostalgic and fun! I didn't care much for the Tools of Hero-Kind expansion but I am very excited about Boss Monster 2 and will be picking it up soon!! This game is permanently apart of my collection! I really like it!