This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing a new game I got for Christmas: Castle Panic by Fireside Games.


Castle Panic is a cooperative board game that pits the players against an onslaught of orcs, goblins, trolls, and the odd boss monster. The play is very straight forward, and extremely fun. Basically, monsters are started in each of six registers, each of which is separated into 4 rings. Each round a player draws up a hand of cards, trades cards with the other players, and then attacks the monsters. After this, the monsters get to advance toward your castle and more monster tokens are drawn. The goal is to get through all 49 monster tokens, defeat all the monsters, and still have at least one of your six starting towers standing once it’s all over.

TacoMa’am and I had the opportunity to play this with my sister-in-law and bother-in-law yesterday. Everyone rather enjoyed the simple yet fast-paced nature of the game. For us, the game really came down to the line, but we won with one tower left. I also got the title of slay-master for that game *strut*.

If you want to see a more in-depth look at Castle Panic, I highly recommend you watch the TableTop episode featuring it.

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