Ok, I know it's only March and I should wait until December to place my vote but it's not very often I get excited about a game to play with my kids. I don't give a Trash Jr. Award out very often, probably only every 3 years. The last award went to Cash n' Guns. Most years it is hard to find a really good kids game that I get excited about playing as some of my favorite Ameritrash games. I haven't played The Adventurers and Defender of Realm isn't out yet but as of right now the lead candidate for the 2010 Trash Jr. Award is Summoners Wars.
Summoners War would probably win hands down if it wasn't for the crappy board. Actually, the board will win the award for the worst board of All Fricking time.
Meanwhile, I'm hooked on this game like crack whore after her dealer gives her a taste. I never got into Magic or any other CCGs but now I know how people blew major bucks on Magic cards. I can see me now turning tricks for the next Summoners War expansion. Damn you Steve "Hey you want to try this nice game it's only $16.99" Damn you Barnes "You want enter the create a character contest?"
Actually, I can't wait until the next box comes out. Me and my daughter are working on our own expansion. Evil of the Underworld vs. Half-Breeds of Woodlands. Evil of the Underworld are all undead creatures. Skeleton, Zombies, Ghouls, Wrights, Dracula is the Summoner. The main thing they have in common is that they are slow. Most of them will only move 1 per turn. So they kind of suck in combat but when they are killed you roll a dice to determine there fate. Some rolls they will be reborn in the Evil summoners hand other rolls they will turn into magic for the other player. The Half-Breeds include centaurs, satyrs, hippogriffs, etc. the may feature will be speed.
Hopefully, it will only be a few months before the Mercenary cards come out.