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Kickstarter - Beasts Of Balance

Disclaimer: The following is written by an opinionated oaf and should not be taken particularly seriously. If you get offended, it's your own fault for reading it and taking shit seriously. No facts were considered, opinions withheld, spelling checked, and certainly no proof reading occured. Read at your own risk.

The Kickstarters from earlier this year are starting to roll in. Beasts of Balance was meant to be here around October, but thankfully made it just in time for Xmas. It was always planned as a family Xmas boardgame gift, so things worked out Smile

It's a novel game. You play together, there's no Versus or Competitive mode. The idea is to balance the Beasts and other items on the stand, and these interface with a tablet which shows your score. So there's kind of a video game component, the game sometimes getting you to do various actions on the tablet while balancing a beast, or showing a countdown. You can Migrate your Beasts from Land to Air to Sea, or Crossbreed them, or apply a Fire element to create new and exotic Beasts. There's quite a few gameplay combinations to consider, which all add to your score.

My initial reaction wasn't great, but then I decided to actually play the Tutorial and the game clicked. It's great fun for the family, who doesn't like balancing brightly coloured abstract animals? When your tower collapses, you have 7 seconds to rebuild it before it's game over. Lots of fun and shouting encouragement.

Managed a high score of 264 earlier, the tower really looking impressive.

Overall, I'm impressed, and hoping the devs support it further with some kind of competitive mode.

Now for the shameless promotional plug, as I've got a £5 discount via Kickstarting, so if you want to save money, but it clicking on this sentence Smile