Date Night Idea | Playing Boss Monster [Review]

Special thanks to Brotherwise Games for sending us a free copy of Boss Monster 2!

Adam and I are pretty big nerds. I don't normally share a whole lot of content on the blog that would indicate that, but my husband and I are just total geeks. We do things like go to comicon, watch (arguably) geeky shows, read comic books, and above all else we're total hipsters when it comes to games (and by that I mean we try and support indie games before anything else!) Today, I'm sharing how Adam and I spent our date night this week: playing Brotherwise Games' Boss Monster 2!

The game is simple: you play the villain, and your goal is to slay the heroes.

Boss Monster is an artistically-driven resource card game (seriously, the artwork is awesome!) It's also a very social game that involves a lot of story building. Adam and I prefer these kinds of games, since they allow us the freedom to get creative and solve problematic scenarios. The reason we enjoy playing it on date night is because it always makes for entertaining dinner talk!

For those of you with kids thinking something like, "my son would love this," here are a few things to keep in mind: the game is meant for ages 13+. There isn't necessarily any inappropriate content, but I'd personally so that if your kid(s) play other card games like Magic: The Gathering, then they could easily play Boss Monster or Boss Monster 2! It is also a 2-4 player game, so you don't need a huge crowd to get in on the fun.

The older you are though, the more likely you are to really enjoy this game for all of its quirks and references! Check out this card below--does this hero remind you of anyone in particular?

That's right. If you play Boss Monster 2, you can defeat Conan O'Brien in hero form! Pretty rad!

Oh oh! Check out this one below, too! Any guesses on which pop culture icon this is referring to?

You guessed it! George R. R. Martin. The destroyer of all of my favorite characters from Game of Thrones. Well, everyone so far except Arya and Tyrion. GEORGE, no! Don't get any ideas! Leave them alone!

 *shakes her fist at GRR*

Needless to say, there are a lot of hidden gems in this game! It's safe to say that Boss Monster is our favorite go-to dungeon-builing card game this year, and if you think you'd enjoy it too you should support Brotherwise Games and check it out!

Support indie games and check out the Boss Monster 2 Kickstarter page! Although Boss Monster 2 can be enjoyed even if you've never played the original Boss Monster, you can also check out the original game here! Also,  if you prefer playing video games over card games you can check out the game on Steam, or even for a smart phone or tablet though the App Store.

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  1. Looks like a lot of fun! We love to play card or board games, too!

    1. That's awesome! It was definitely fun, too!

  2. What a sweet way to spend an evening! I'd like to start having a game night with my kids when they get old enough!

    1. I have some of my favorite memories growing up from when my whole family got together to play games! :-)

  3. We've been instituting more and more game nights with our kids, but at 3 and 6 it'll be awhile until they want to play any interesting games like this! Thanks for the review!

    1. You're welcome! I bet there are a lot of other fun games you can introduce to them while they're still young, too!


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