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Cave Troll


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  • Includes over 60 plastic figures
  • Designed by the renowned Tom Jolly
  • Age: 10+
  • Number of Players: 2 - 4
  • Playing Time: 20 - 60 min
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 7.9 x 10.2 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000MQ657Y
  • Item model number: TJ05
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,270 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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From the Manufacturer

Cave Troll pits bands of heroes in a contest to recover the most gold and treasure from the dangerous lair of the cave trolls. It is playable by 2-4 players in 20-60 minutes. This is the second edition of Tom Jolly's classic board game. It features upgraded components, streamlined rules, and new variants. Cave Troll includes: •1 Game Board•104 Game Cards, divided into one deck for each player. •6 Artifact Cards. •64 plastic hero and monster figures, 16 for each player. •4 plastic treasure chests. •4 Score Counters.

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Fantasy Flight Games Tom Jolly's Cave Troll (FFG TJ05)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jaime on May 16, 2010
Overall, it's a fun game and I'd recommend it to anyone who's into fantasy board games--as you'll be playing with an orc, barbarian, dwarf and of course one cave troll per player. But I do have my gripes! There's definitely some thing the makers overlooked in designing the game, and it does take a while to learn. The box says it takes 20 to 40 minutes, but give yourself an extra 40 if it's your first time.

The object is to earn the most gold during the game and at the end of the game, which comes when one of the players has used all of the cards in his or her deck. You do this by having control (aka the most figures) in a room at the end.

When you draw a character card from your deck, the corresponding figure comes into play on the board. Other cards give the player a chance to retrieve an artifact, which usually means more gold.

You can use your figures' special powers to kill your opponent's figures -- just to make sure you have more on the board than they do.

Pros:

The art is phenomenal. The figures are very detailed and look a lot like they do on the cards--even striking the same poses. The actual board looks great, with pits, staircases and a stone-walled labyrinth. Even the box is stunning.

Once you get the hang of it, the game is pretty easy to master. It's also really exciting, since you never know what card your opponent is going to draw next or when they'll use their cave troll to attack.

When playing with four people, you can split into teams or have a rumble (everyone against one another).

Cons:

You're supposed to keep track of your gold with markers on the perimeter of the board. However, the amount only goes up to 100! You will definitely earn more than that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Bethany on December 13, 2010
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I just recently got this game and it was very fun. The rules were pretty straightforward, although a bit of careful reading was required a few times (such as what counts an "action" ability for monsters). One reviewer mentioned that the cave troll was overrated because you can only use him once. While it is true that you can only use him once, I disagree that he is overrated. The one time use requires you to truly decide when to use it to keep another player from taking control of a room right before the gold is counted. Also, the cave troll stays in the room for the rest of the game and no other pieces can be moved into (or through) a room with a cave troll. Because of this, his placement can severely impede another players pieces (or your own!) as they move through the dungeon, and require them to use more of their actions (each player is allowed four actions per turn) on simple movements around the board and keeps them from drawing new cards (the game ends when one player runs out of cards, and drawing a card, playing it and performing the action on it count as one action).

In short, after the first game played (with three people) I am a big fan of this game for a smaller group. There can be four players, and based on our initial game, I think that the game will work the best with the maximum number of people. That being said, if I played with only one other person, I think it would be possible to play twice through the card deck in order to really let our pieces vie for control of various rooms. Also, I think it would be possible to play a 5th player who controls all the monsters, and gains gold (or points) based on how many of the other players pieces they keep from taking rooms.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark on November 30, 2010
Hey guys I highly suggest this game if you have group of friends over and want to get a fun fast game in that all will enjoy (even those who are not of the "gamer" type)
This game was played five times on the first night that I first broke it out and is now regularly requested along with our other games such as Pirate Dice and Sequence.
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By monkster on July 9, 2011
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Esperaba mucho de este juego... lamentablemente cuando por fin llego venia con las 104 cartas.. de color verde!!!.. sin artefactos ni los otros decks...

que lamentable que no pongan atención en esta manufactura... ahora tengo un juego inservible.. a la basura los 25 dlls
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