“Have ya paid your dues, Jack?” “Yessir, the check is in the mail.”
Unboxing Everything Epic’s Big Trouble in Little China: The Game. Everybody relax, I’m here.
John Carpenter’s 1986 classic Big Trouble in Little China is a weird film, let’s face it. Everyone looks a bit uncomfortable as they gamely ham it up in a bizarre mish-mash of martial arts, ghostbusting and comedy, and Kurt Russell doesn’t quite pull off his “I think I’m a hero but no one else does” shtick. It’s not my Carpenter favourite (that accolade goes to The Thing of course), but it’s entertaining in a 1980s way. I certainly wouldn’t have pegged it as a subject for an adventure boardgame.
Now I’ve seen Everything Epic’s Big Trouble in Little China: The Game however, I’m happy to report I was wrong. This impressive package looks like a ton of fun. Everything Epic looks like they’re determined to be the new leaders in adventure game publishing with this box: the artwork is great, the contents generous, and I’m really looking forward to giving this game a whirl. I even bought the film on iTunes last night and started watching it again to immerse myself in the theme.
Of course, I’ll have a rules summary done as soon as I work my way through the thick manual. In the meantime, let’s have a look at what you get!