Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Board Stiff with Escape!

Who are we kidding, the fourth Indiana Jone's movie was a total crock. So how about we just act out our own version with a board game, hm? Enter Escape! a ten-minute co-op about, well, escaping a temple that's collapsing on your head. Sound fun? Let's get to it!
There are no turns or even a sense of order in this game – you just roll and then roll some more. Everyone rolls whenever they want, all the time, doing whatever they want with their dice, within reasons of decency, at any time. The first game you and your friends play will likely resemble a releasing of 100 preteens into Disney World: everyone in every direction, screw you, I’m going to ride Space Mountain. This definitely helps you get the map explored quickly, I’ll give you that, but it doesn’t get everyone to the exit quickly, which you must do.