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The Stars are Right is kind of like those slide puzzles with numbers that you push around to try to get all the numbers in order or graphics that you move around to form a picture. The artwork in The Stars Are Right, however, is much more colorful and interesting. Plus, it has the popular Cthulhu theme Lovecraftian fans love.
In this puzzle game, you get to rearrange the sky of a starry night to suit your needs. The starry, night sky is made up of tiles: suns, dark suns, full moons, half moons, quarter moons, dark moons, star clusters, shooting stars, and asteroid belts. Your goal is to rearrange the sky by invoking various Minions, Lesser and Greater Servitors and Old Ones (you use their powers to swap adjacent tiles, push a row or column, and flip tiles) so you can summon other Minions, Lesser and Greater Servitors and Old Ones to work for you and gain the points you need to win.
It sounds much creepier than it is. The theme could really be anything. It’s the puzzle aspect that makes the game so fun and interesting. Just when you think you’ve got the sky arranged just right, the player before you can rearrange it to suit his goals and mess you up, so you might want to ignore the board (tile layout) until just before your turn.
While the game accommodates 2 to 4 players, it would also make a great solitaire game, too.
Suggested ages: 13 and up.
Number of players: 2 to 4.
Playing time: 1 hour.
Retail price: $27.95.
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- Last edited Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:39 pm (Total Number of Edits: 3)
- Posted Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:16 pm
Re: The Stars are Right: a fun puzzle game
Yeah, not creepy. The creatures are in fact actually cute, which is why I ended up getting the game.
Definitely a brain busting puzzle experience.