Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A Guilty Pleasure?
It's been a while since I've posted. The challenged wrapped up but end of term ramped up and them we went off to Banff for a weekend. So no painting or mini games since late March but I've played several board games.
For my birthday earlier this year I requested a copy of Mice and Mystics, which we have now played a couple of times. It's a cooperative dungeon crawler game based on humans who have been changed into mice. It got good reviews on line and I figured it might make a good "bridge" game to play with my family and or game group. So far it's been played twice with games and not with my family.
There's a story line linking a series of scenarios. Most of the heroes are loyal subjects of a king who's been done in by treachery and an evil sorceress. The try and fight back and have a series of missions related to rescuing the king while battling minions (rats, spider and centipedes) while dodging a crow and the castle's cat. It's a quick game to pick up and a lot of fun with good challenges and really nice storyline elements and flavour. The currency is cheese, there's a ring of cat strength, a mouse that trips a mousetrap takes a hit but gets a cheese etc.
It gets two non-opposable thumbs up from me SQUEEK!