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Jim Greenwood
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Their certainly seems to be a large difference of opinion between reviewers of this game. Reviews go from "boring" & "Convoluted" to "Fast and Fun..." & "A lot of depth... it really works".

Great Scott! - what a tough decision to spend the bucks on this one. Is it your "density" or did you "make like a tree" and got out of there. Has anyone done a poll?
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Me and my wife really liked this game.
One of our friend (a core gamer) even said it was the best licensed game he ever played
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If you're interested in playing, make sure you follow the "easy rules" described in setup. (There's no shame in it: still plenty of strategy for hardcore players.)

There are a lot of moving parts in the game, and the easy rules remove one of the more restrictive layers. In my experience, that makes a world of difference.
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I fall firmly on the side of "love it."

I can see why the perceived complexity and multiple layers of restrictions can turn off some players, but if you can wrap your head around the way you have to pay for actions, and the cards you have to use, then it becomes a really fun strategic card game.

Also, I don't find there to be any wasted turns, because even if the sum total of your turn is taking George to draw cards, then ending and taking a Clock Tower token, you're setting yourself up for later.

Annnnnnd...now I want to go play it again!
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I got this very recently and have only played it once but I found it fun. The rules can be a little complex sounding to start with. There is a lot of things to check when you are selecting your character and then playing cards and we made mistakes at first and funnily enough had to rewind some of our actions.

There is a good bit of luck involved but there are ways to alleviate this with the tokens available but overall I think it is solid enough to play and there is only really one end goal.

You just need to keep in mind that even though you might end the game you might now win.

In summary once you grasp the main rules you can have a bit of fun.
 
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The problem is if you ask a question like this in any game's forum you're going to get an inevitably positively biased response.
 
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Quote:
The problem is if you ask a question like this in any game's forum you're going to get an inevitably positively biased response.


Had a gift card and got the game but haven't played it yet.
 
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Jimmydm90 wrote:
The problem is if you ask a question like this in any game's forum you're going to get an inevitably positively biased response.


I agree, but for some games like this one it's a good way to crowdsource additional reviews. And I think most folks that OP with threads similar to this one were wanting more data. Especially after the release hype of a game dissipates. There's only one official review in the forums so far, so I didn't mind hearing from folks that have played it.

80's nostalgia and IP are hitting boardgaming in a major way (Big Trouble in Little China, Friday the 13th, The Thing, Ghostbusters, The Goonies) and licensed games historically have had less-than-inspired gameplay or challenges for gamers. I've been hovering over buying this for a while and I think my love for the original films is the tiebreaker, but I'd really need it to be worth a play or two for me to give it shelf space.

 
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Grejam53 wrote:
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The problem is if you ask a question like this in any game's forum you're going to get an inevitably positively biased response.


Had a gift card and got the game but haven't played it yet.


Have you had a chance to get this to the table yet?
 
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Yes, twice but only the solo variant "erased from existence". I haven't given it more play as other activities (and games) have my attention.
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