Monday, March 27, 2017
I’ve got Claustrophobia
. . . the game, not the condition.
I’ll admit, I’m not fond of tight spaces, but this post will be all about the game not the phobia.
First off, I’m going to come right out and say it - this game is visually stunning! The tiles are just gorgeous, and it comes with fully painted minis as well.
So, when you set it up and get to playing, it looks absolutely fabulous . . . the visuals, not the TV show.
And, yeah, I hear you, aesthetics mean squat if the game play sucks. Luckily, it does not, and overall it’s a lot of fun to play.
Added bonus - it doesn’t take four hours to play a scenario either. More like half an hour!
It’s a scenario based game, and its one drawback, if you see it as such, is that it is only a two player game and has no solo mode.
This is a great selling feature for some, a turn off for others.
During the game you have a wide variety of are cards to play and dice to roll and quite a few decisions to make on your turn for both players.
It features totally asymmetrical game play, meaning both sides have completely different game mechanics and different objectives based on the scenario you are playing.
This is a really nice touch.
And the rules are very simple - which makes it accessible to entry level players.
So, is this game worth your hard earned cash? Maybe this will help you decide.
Here is my full play through of the game on YouTube if you want to just jump right over there and see what I’m going on about.
My Complete Play Through of Claustrophobia on YouTube
Until next time . . . thanks for reading along!