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The Joy of Unboxing: Monster Lands

By February 8, 2019 Boardgames, Videos

The real world is where the monsters are.

Let’s venture into the wasteland, bag a copy of Monster Lands by Second Gate Games, and unbox it!

Second Gate Games worked ith CMON to release its first game, B.Sieged: Sons of the Abyss, a beautiful-looking tower defence game packed with miniatures. They’ve gone a very different way for their next, independently Kickstartered, release, Monster Lands. There’s less luck, more strategy, more complexity, no minis—and in my opinion, even more fun!

In Monster Lands, you recruit mercenaries to go out into the wilds and capture or kill roaming monsters. It’s an incredibly engaging blend of dice management and luck, with heaps of interesting decisions to make and a freewheeling, imaginative style that’s irresistable. Highly recommended!

I feel particularly attached to this game because I wrote to Second Gate suggesting they change their original name ‘M.Lands’ to ‘Monster Lands’—and they did! Once we were in contact, we organised to have one of my rules summaries as a Kickstarter stretch goal and included in the box (note that I’m unboxing the version with all the extras here). If and when I update the sheet you will of course find new versions here at the EOG!

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