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Monster Highway – Indie Spotlight

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After a nuclear meltdown at a power plant, the lake next to it was quickly saturated with radioactivity. An alligator in the lake transforms into a road smashing, car crushing Monster! Your goal: be the first to build your roadway and drive your car from ground zero to your home while avoiding the monster AND of your opponents. No one is safe on Monster Highway!

Overview
Monster Highway is a 2-4 player game for ages 8+ and takes approximately 30 min to play.  Players need to create a roadway out of road tiles that leads from the center of the board “ground zero” to the players home base. The players car moves along the road built and once the car makes it to home base, that player wins the game.

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Gamplay
To start, players are all dealt, at random, 5 road tiles and 1 monster buster card for their hand.On your turn roll the two specialty dice that have images of a car, monster or road on them.If road comes up, play a road tile from your hand. If a car comes up, roll the six sided die to see how many spaces your car can move. If monster comes up, draw a monster card and see what space the “monster” lands on.

The goal is to create a roadway out of road tiles that leads from the center of the board “ground zero” to the players home base. The players car moves along the road built and once the car makes it to home base, that player wins the game.

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From the creators
From Bob and Ryan (One Day West Games) – Our inspiration for creating Monster Highway stems from our love of playing board games and our background of design.  For our profession, my brother and I are Landscape Contractors.  We have been designing and installing landscapes for many years.  Two years ago we decided we wanted to design our own game.  Typically we play games that are easy to learn but have enough mechanics to keep gamers of all levels interested.  They usually have a nice blend of strategy and chance.  Designing a game allowed us to incorporate everything we enjoy in games.   Living minutes from a nuclear power plant also helped drive the storyline!  It was a real pleasure designing Monster Highway!

Where to find it
Monster Highway launched on Kickstarter on 1/15/18. With 16 days left, they’re already halfway to their goal. Good luck, guys!

About Crymson Pleasure

I am one geeky woman filled with the knowledge of role playing systems and video games long forgotten. Also known as, Your Vampire Goddess. (There is even a drink named after me) I am the Head Goddess of Real Women of Gaming. I play video games, trading card games, board games, role playing games/table top games. I don't even have an inner geek, I wear it loud and proud. I'm attached to several fandoms (Doctor Who; Sherlock; Supernatural; Harry Potter; Hunger Games; Firefly; Star Trek; Star Wars) And that doesn't include my anime obsessions (Deathnote; Ouran High school Host Club; Black Butler; Bleach; Inuyasha; Blood+) to name a few, how much I am into Cosplay, Renaissance festivals, Tinker Bell, Tattoos (I have several), Goth/Steampunk anything. You name it and I seriously obsess over it.

One response »

  1. I’m not a fan of the art style, but it sounds like a pretty fun game to play. I’ll take a look at it later on.

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