Unboxing the Monster Factory game is easy but it will take a few minutes to set up. All the game pieces are thick cardboard-like squares and they must all be removed from the perforated cardboard frames they are packaged in. The game instructions tell you to separate all the cards and lay them face down.
Each player in the game must choose a beginning tile, you will want a tile that can easily be matched with other tiles. So something with a picture at more than 2 sides is a good choice. Then, since all the other tiles are face down, each player (starting with the youngest), will pick up a tile and attempt to match it with either their tile or someone else’s, every time a tile is laid and completes a monster, the player who laid it will get one point. The only time a tile may be discarded is if it cannot be matched and the whole group agrees to put it back in the box.
The Monstery Factory game is very cute and the monster creations are always different depending on how the tiles are laid.
I think the point system is rather silly. It doesn’t make a lot of sense because I don’t see how one would remember which tiles he/she laid as the game progressed.
Although the box says for players 5 and up, I don’t see any reason why a younger child wouldn’t enjoy this game as well. It isn’t complicated and as long as they can understand the rules, it can be fun for everyone!
The Monster Factory Board Game is certain to be a hit with young children and their families. It offers a different type of game to play and something that the whole family can enjoy. I am happy to have it as part of my arsenal with a little one coming up to game playing age!
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