Overall Rating: 7/10
GLAM Age Range: 4-8
Number of Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 10 min
Publisher: Blue Orange Games
Available At: Amazon.com
Quick Take: My younger son has been crazy about monsters for as long as we can remember so we're always on the lookout for monster themed games for him. This game is a cute matching monster game and he really likes looking at all the different monster cards and seeing all the silly combinations. However, it's a bit difficult to play as intended because you're supposed to lay the monster cards behind a privacy screen as you play but the privacy screen is low and the space behind it is large so you can still see other player's cards quite easily. It's a very simple game, but that can be beneficial depending on the crowd playing. Young kids can easily play this without any parental participation.
How to Play: Your goal is to be the first with three pairs of matching monster cards. Each player is dealt four top and four bottom monster cards. On your turn you may pick one top or bottom card from the draw pile, the discard pile, or exchange cards with another player. You then discard a card. The game usually goes quite quickly except if you draw a SWAP card which forces all of the players to swap all of their top or bottom cards with each other in a clockwise manner around the table. Once three out of your four pairs of cards makes a matching monster you shout WuzzIt! and you've won the game.
Variations: The game provides a couple wild cards you can choose to use and there's also the option of claiming a matching monster if it appears in the discard pile. I think the most helpful variation would be to play using shoe boxes propped sideways so your monsters cards would actually be hidden from view.
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