There were always be pros and cons regarding card games. As a kid I would play UNO, I declare war, Fox and Hound (A game I created that went no where). Slap-jack, old maid, you get the idea. Some time in the late 80’s – early 90’s Role Playing games became a bigger deal. I recall Marvel releasing these card revealing heroes/villains stats. My friends and I would try to make our own Marvel Card game before Marvel released theirs few years ago.
The point is card games are strategic. They help promote cognitive skills, and are a lot of fun.
Each card game that I have come across is like a snowflake. No two are exactly alike. Some are rushed, some are just for kids…again you get the idea. Kaiju Assault Card Game is one of the more creative card games to date. You don’t need to be a fan of the classic Japanese monsters. However it wouldn’t hurt brushing up on your Japanese monster flicks. Mothra, Rodan, Gigan, and the King of Kaiju..Gojora (Godzilla). What’s even sweeter is that non Toho characters will make an appearance in this game. So if you ever wanted to see Gamera Vs. Godzilla you’ll get your chance.
The combinations are endless. You can even have Jet Jaguar Vs. Ultraman. The game also comes with eight, six sided dice, a mini pack of military cards. As well as a twelve – fourteen page rule booklet. With user friendly rules no less. Two – Four players can enjoy a highly anticipated monster mash. How long is the game? Anywhere between forty five minutes to an hour. Demographic wise, this game can be enjoyed by both males and females. Age range, could be eight years old – beyond.
The goal is pretty much cut and dry…The last Kaiju…or team standing wins. Think of it as the World Wrestling Federations Survivor Series…but with kaiju. A players turn consists of three phases, dealing with the military, attacking another kaiju, and countering any “turn based attacks.” As you can tell by the character you have in your pile or face, the attacks can be anything from laser beams to biting/scratching.
I’ve played the game several times. I love the idea that I am creating monster fights that called rematch. Or ones I’ll probably never see on the big/small screen. There really isn’t a “time limit,” per say. What’s also the icing on this oh so delicious cake is that, the creators do take requests. So if want to see Stay Puft or The Terror Dogs from Ghostbusters…it could show up in the expansion pack some day. Price wise you won’t be dealing with buyers remorse. The artwork shows a lot of love regrading the classic creatures. The rule book doesn’t read like stereo instructions. So the bottom line is…ever wondered who would really win between Godzilla and King Kong? Now’s your chance to find out. Minus the destruction to your hometown to boot.