Review Details

Mansions of Madness (2nd Edition)

Mansions of Madness (2nd Edition)

Product Review (submitted on October 15, 2016):
Instead of having piles of cards and a player telling you what it is happening you have an app. The app does a great job of streamlining and simplifying this process. This is also great news for groups that want to play pure co-operative games. The game boils down to following the instructions on the app and using the board for player markers and monsters. In some ways this does feel like it is almost an app game but the experience with your friends and family is excellent. The music and voice acting really help to set the mood.

All of the components are top notch. The miniatures have a good amount of detail. My only complaint is that 3 of the minis kept popping out of their base buy a little glue solved that problem. The insert is the Fantasy Flight valley and once expansions are purchased storage will become an issue.

With the app leading the game you only have a few scenarios. This will definitely be a game where you will need expansions and to purchase more of the scenario packs as they become available. There is a good amount of variation in the same mission within the app but I do see it getting stale after running the same one with the same group after 5 or 6 times.

I recommend this game if you and your group love thematic experiences and game play. The rules are light and straight forward. After 5 minutes anyone should be good to go.

Great game but scenario additions and expansions will be required.
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