Spotlight Series: Comanauts

Big thank you to all the players that came out this week! It was great exploring the mind-bending world of Comanauts with everyone. If you missed out on the demo, come by the shop to check it out on our demo table! If you enjoyed the movie Inception, this adventure book game may be a great fit. You are citizens exploring the dreamscape of a man with the secrets to save the world, who unfortunately fell into a coma. Defeat his ‘Inner Demon’ to save Martin and win the game!

Comanauts was really interesting to learn! It is unique and it offers a lot of content which leads to a rewarding game play experience (even for setup). Setting up the game is fairly simple, and each ‘comazone’ has specific instructions when your characters enter these new realms. The main mechanics in this co-operative game are surrounded by dice. There are lots of different colored die, each providing a unique use to the player (for example, yellow dice allow you to interact with the environment, etc). The goal when traversing these dreamscapes is to explore and collect insight tokens. Collect enough of these to gather clues that will lead you to Dr. Martin’s Inner Demon that is trying to kill him! However, this is not an easy feat as enemies will spawn and attack you, and life points do not come easy.

This is a great game if you enjoy a challenge, and we recommend playing it with a group of four to get the most from this co-operative experience. Make sure you give your group plenty of time, as these games can last a few hours depending on how quickly you can navigate the realms and find the main boss. There are some themes of violence and complex rules, so this game is suitable for teens and adults.

Next week we will be taking a break and not have a demo, but will be back on the 19th for Game of Thrones Catan! If you are excited as we are for the upcoming and final season of Game of Thrones, then come to the shop and check it this twist on this board game classic!

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