Hi board game geeks! My name’s Doddy and I’m here to help you ‘kickstart’ your game collection by navigating the choppy waters of crowdfunding campaigns! I’ll be looking at which deserve your gold and which you should avoid like an orc encampment! On today’s edition we will be looking at Cryptic Explorers by Maher Tempest Tome Games.
Here we go!! Cryptic Explorers is a well designed, carnage party of doom, in a asymmetric squad tactics and survival horror game. Yes, all of that in one box!! You are elite specialists working for a mega corporation, set in the future. Your mission is to step beyond the veil of life and steal all the lovely secrets all about death. Wait!! What? We’re cheating death?
Customise as much as you can. Come up with a solid strategy (please bare in mind it won’t go as planned). Then calculate it all and go!! ‘Run and gun!’ Style where you are there to get the loot, survive and get out. I mean it’s very loose on the cooperation side. If you got the loot you’re the most valuable person in the group. The rest are speed bumps. I joke of course. Get stuck into combat and claim souls, then use the souls to unlock your abilities to better aid you in combat and during your mission.
One player is the Goddess. The protectors of the realm trying to stop you from stealing the occult’s secrets. Summon monsters to be thrown at the players to slow them, to hurt them, to defeat them!
The game is easy to pick up and play. The rules are straightforward and easy to learn. They themselves have said by the second round you will have a good hold of the game and be looking to make more ambitious moves on you turn. Well worth the push.
The game is for 2-4 players and this includes a player as the Goddess. Players and the Goddess will alternate turns. The players must acquire 3 or more knowledge of death cards. The Goddess must just go on a murder spree and kill all Cryptonauts. It’s going to be a fun and brutal game of horror.
Pledge now for $59 (approximately £49) plus p&p to get a copy of the game. Campaign ends on September 13th 2019.