Castle Panic is a board game where the players work cooperatively to defend a castle from a horde of attacking monsters.
The monster onslaught is randomized by having the players blindly choose monster tokens to be added into play. There are a few special effect tokens which can make the horde so overwhelming that the game is over in a few rounds. We’ve been frustrated several times, but we finally got lucky tonight.
The final monster made it into the castle ring and we just needed someone to get a special card to defeat it. I happened to draw one of the right cards. Whew! So satisfying. 🙂
It’s a really fun game. It’s exciting in a different way: it is a teamwork focused strategy. Players need to plan trading resources so that the game can continue. But there is competition; the player who slays a beastie keeps it’s token – which is added up for a score at the end.
- Interview with Justin De Witt, creator of Castle Panic.