Carnival of Monsters by Richard Garfield Coming This Summer

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Carnival of Monsters by Richard Garfield

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The carnival is coming, ready to amaze with unusual creatures never seen before! As the master of your very own Carnival of Monsters, can you present the audience with the spectacle they demand by capturing the most magnificent menagerie of monsters? The carnival master who can explore the magical lands where these creatures dwell and bring back the finest specimens will know riches and fame galore. But be careful—not all monsters are peaceful, so keep a few hunters on hand to keep them from getting loose!

Richard Garfield's Carnival of Monsters is a card-drafting and set-collecting game for 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up. In this approximately 45-minute game, players draft cards from their hands, trying to collect sets of matching lands so they can capture and display exotic creatures to earn victory points. Along the way, they can hire talented staff to aid their efforts, pursue their own secret goals, or take advantage of fortuitous events. At the end of each season, they must make sure that none of their monsters escape, while the player who can best meet the demands of the audience will be awarded with a bonus!


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Shellhead replied the topic: #299325 07 Jul 2019 01:24
I sometimes like to ponder how a given game got playtested, in terms of easy prototype components. For example, I suspect that Cthulhu Wars was originally playtested on a Risk board. And I am willing to bet that Garfield used some Magic cards to playtest his ideas for this Carnival of Monsters game.
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Erik Twice replied the topic: #299329 07 Jul 2019 05:37
To be fair, you could say that of most games and you would be right! :p
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Legomancer replied the topic: #299350 08 Jul 2019 07:55
This sounds like it started its life as a Fantastic Beasts tie-in.