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Plaid Hat Games Mice and Mystics Board Game, Red

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Not something that anyone wants in their board games, especially a campaign game that is supposed to be played over many sessions. However, my grown up kids were coming over on the weekend for my birthday and I said I'd have a better idea after playing it with them. Mice and Mystics casts you and your fellow adventurers as a band of heroic mice out to save king and kingdom from the evil plans of the mysterious Queen Vanestra. At first they were cynical and a little mocking, but as the game wore on the story and the game play and the sheer cuteness of the mice won them over and they got into it.

The game has modular boards, different on each side, and the further you progress into the story, the more elaborate and interesting the landscape becomes. The game also comes with a rule book and a thick story book that contains the missions to be played throughout the campaign. The monsters have specific rules on what they do on their turn, but usually its move to the closest mouse and attack.

The game box contains 1 storybook, 6 mouse figures, 16 enemy figures, 1 tale board, 8 Reversible Hall tiles, 28 Skill cards, 71 Dig cards, 18 Meeting cards, 6 Heros-mouse cards, 5 action dice, 3 boards of tokens and markers, the rule of the game. You will also grapple with bigger foes like the dastardly crow that patrols the courtyard and Brodie, the castle cat.

For each cheese spent, remove 1 poison wound marker or 1 effect marker from a mouse on the same space as this mouse. Open rules create the feeling that the player is not playing the game correctly, and this leads to an overall feeling of dissatisfaction. One problem I often have with dungeon crawls is that they have tiles that are bland or the same art is used on all of them. The game features some light RPG elements such as customizable powers and the ability to level up during the game.If you want a deeper combat and character customization experience than this also isn’t the game for you.

What you have is an interactive story played out in a series of chapters, where Colin and his merry band of rodents use an array of equipment and weapons to battle and explore their tiled environment. Mice and Mystics is a cooperative adventure game in which the players work together to save an imperiled kingdom.However, all of the above can be performed by simple – which is a plus – yet repetitive – which is a minus – fighting mechanic. And, for the most part the story is interesting - though there are occasionally lines that make me cringe. Mice and Mystics is a story-driven cooperative game designed by Jerry Hawthorne and published by Plaid Hat Games.

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