“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!
Loved the film back then….and the art,figures and the quest book look interesting. Looking forward to your opinion of the actual game play.
I’ll let you know when I get it to the table.