Have you ever played a role-playing video game, delving into dungeons, dismantling traps, killing monsters and thought “I could build a better dungeon than this?” With the Boss Monster board game from BrotherWise Games, you can!
Boss Monster is a competitive game for 2-4 players, where your goal as the boss monster of a dungeon is to build the most efficient dungeon for hero-killing that you can. You start out simply, with just one room, but as the game progresses you can build new rooms, upgrade your existing rooms and hinder your opponents’ attempts to build their dungeons.
You score by luring unsuspecting heroes into your dungeon with rumors of the types of treasures hiding in your lair – warriors, for example, like enchanted weaponry, while rogues prefer sacks of gold – and killing them before they can reach you, the Boss Monster. If they reach the end of the dungeon and face you, they deal damage. 10 points from defeated heroes will win you the game, and 5 damage from the heroes will make you lose.
Boss Monster can get really cutthroat so don’t go into this game expecting an easy time; your opponents are out to win just like you are so forging alliances can be risky because you never know what other players have in their hands.
In addition to Boss Monster, there is Boss Monster 2, which has different bosses, new heroes with silly flavor text, new room & spell cards, and can be played as an expansion or stand-alone game. Additionally, the recent release of the Boss Monster Collector’s Box makes me think there is more Boss Monster in our future.