The Tower of Madness

 
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Tower of Madness Board Game

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MSRP $
54.95
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Smirk and Dagger Games

Investigate Unspeakable Horrors, Without Losing Your Marbles! Literally.

A three-dimensional clock tower, stands a foot tall, filled with marbles. Thirty other worldly tentacles push through the tower walls in every direction, in this high tension, push your luck dice game of Lovecraft inspired horror. Each Location card has its own unique dice challenge. Fail and you may slip into insanity – or summon Cthulhu and end the world itself.

Casual game play, dice-rolling fun, tense and gripping as you draw tentacles and await your fate!

Players take turns fulfilling location cards in push-your-luck dice rolling, however if they fail their investigation, they must face the tower. The actual tower stands over a foot tall, and houses colored marbles held in place by 30 demonic tentacles, much in the style of the older game Kerplunk. Failing to fulfill a card means pulling a tentacle from the tower, possibly releasing colored marbles, which add to your discovery total but permanently affect your character. Even worse, the tower may release a DOOM marble, which is one more step towards summoning Cthulhu, and ending the game. The investigator with the most discovery wins.


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Space Ghost's Avatar
Space Ghost replied the topic: #274924 07 Jun 2018 15:19
Ok, this is starting to get ridiculous. Looks like a combination of yahtzee and kerplunk...you can likely get both for less than $10.
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ubarose replied the topic: #274925 07 Jun 2018 15:26
From what I have heard, it is indeed a combination of Yahtzee and Ker-Plunk. Taking mainstream games and putting a twist on them is Smirk & Daggers stock-in-trade.
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Colorcrayons replied the topic: #274926 07 Jun 2018 15:29
It must be the utter annihilation of my sanity brought on by astral alignment, but I want this version of Kerplunk pretty badly.

One of my favorite childhood games.

A trashy game made über trashy. Magnifique!
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hotseatgames replied the topic: #274928 07 Jun 2018 15:54
This looks like fun!
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Michael Barnes replied the topic: #274930 07 Jun 2018 16:01
I am so requesting a review copy of this.
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Deleted replied the topic: #274934 07 Jun 2018 18:04
Kerpthulhu

What the actual fuck
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Deleted replied the topic: #274935 07 Jun 2018 18:05
And yes, I will be first in line for this
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Shellhead replied the topic: #274939 07 Jun 2018 18:35
I don't need this game. Ker-PLONK.
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ChristopherMD replied the topic: #274941 07 Jun 2018 20:04
This will be an awesome thrift shop find someday. Possibly a couple years after release.
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Matt Thrower replied the topic: #274962 08 Jun 2018 05:45
Good god, no.
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Colorcrayons replied the topic: #274963 08 Jun 2018 05:54

MattDP wrote: "Good god, no."
~ Matt Thrower


Oh, you KNOW that's going to be the copy blurb on the cover of the game.

Perfect.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #274970 08 Jun 2018 09:00
In the '90s, I collected games that featured the Cthulhu Mythos. I'm glad that I stopped.
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the_jake_1973 replied the topic: #274974 08 Jun 2018 10:46
This does seem like a great filler game. I don't care how derivative. A little pricey though.
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Deleted replied the topic: #274984 08 Jun 2018 12:02
That's the thing I don't get. 55$? Kerplunk is a 20$ game and Yahtzee is a 10$ game.

Yes, I get that this has CUSTOM MOLDED PARTS but fuck that. That's steep. I'm guessing 39.99$ at Miniature Market and Coolstuff.

And then 5$ at Goodwills in cities which have large gamer populations.