Leder Games B01MRVPFTM Vast Crystal Caverns Board Game
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- For 1-5 Players
- 75 minute playing time
- provides a limitless adventure, playable again and again as you and your friends explore the four different roles in different combinations.
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Vast takes you and your friends into the torch light of a classic cave-crawling adventure, built on the concept of total asymmetry. Gone are days of the merry band of travelers fighting off evil. In Vast, you will become part of a new legend… Any part you wish! Play as the classic, daring Knight, the chaotic Goblin horde, the colossal, greedy Dragon, the scurrilous Thief, or even the Cave itself — powerful, brooding, and intent on crushing the living things that dare to disturb its gloomy depths. Each role has its own powers, pieces, and paths to victory … and there can only be one winner.
Not for children under 3 yrs old
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Each player of this 1-5 player(s) game has a completely different goal in a cave.
Knight - trying to slay the dragon
Goblins - trying to kill the knight
Dragon - trying to wake up and escape the cave (consuming goblins help!)
Thief - trying to get and stash treasures and escape
Cave - trying to collapse on everyone before someone wins.
As each player is going to toward their objective, they also need to keep one another in check.
(Example: cave wants to stall out the game and help the losing character and hurt the winning character)
There is a steep learning curve though. If you want to teach the game, you will need to know all 5 roles well and each role is completely different.
You will most likely make mistakes or forgotten a rule in your first 5 games. (Do note that some roles are harder than others to play)
I have not tried the 3 players and under variants so I can't speak for those yet.
There is a full play-through (4-player) by JonGetsGames on youtube which helped me greatly.
- Unique/asymmetric roles keep things fresh and really pique people's curiosity.
- The tile laying aspect means that every game plays out differently.
- Beautiful art and components.
- Quite interactive; players keep their focus since it's important to know what all your opponents are doing.
- Well-balanced to the point where it seems like almost everyone has a chance to win till the very end.
- 5 unique roles means it is more complex to get started; there are core rules to follow, but otherwise everyone has their own goals and powers, etc.
- Lots and lots of little pieces and I feel not quite enough bags or space to hold things perfectly.
I was sort of late to the party on this game (released in 2016) but man, once I heard about it, I had to get it. I loved this idea of the asymmetrical roles and yes, specifically the cave being playable. As an artist, I was also very drawn in by the illustrations of Kyle Ferrin.
Anyhow, I told me friends all about it when I first discovered it and not long after I bought it. Upon getting in, I began to read the rules of each character, and then played solo games to get a feel of the roles. Of course, the Solo variants differ quite a bit in terms of the win conditions when compared to the multiplayer variants, so I also tried out a few 2 player and 3 player variants, all by myself though.
I sort of feel like it's ideal to do this in order to have at least SOME idea how the game works before thrusting it upon your friends. I think that having played some games on my own prepared me to teach my friends.
That said, I thoroughly enjoy the game and so did my friends, even though there was a lot of checking rules, searching BGG for answers, etc. To their credit, the designers/developers are very active in online forums, and I was able to get most of my questions clarified that way. In a few cases I even had actual responses directly from them. Hopefully future editions will include revised/more detailed rules though.
All in all, this is a nice solid game that has mechanics that I like, and thankfully my friends like it too, or else I wouldn't be getting much use out of it. It lived up to my expectations and I find it fun. I've even started trying to think of my own custom role or two to invent just for fun!
I recently ordered the Fearsome Foes expansion and also the Bonus Cards, and am having fun teaching myself the new roles. I look forward to trying them with my friends. I also just pre-ordered the sequel, Mysterious Manor, and I'm stoked to get that next spring.
My copy had treasure chests that were brown instead of gold. I drew on them to make them look less like dragon poop. And I drew eyes and teeth on my dragon while I was at it. I recommend that too.
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No hay nada más que decir mas que me hace falta amigos y gente que le guste y SEPA jugar este tipo de juegos. En serio, denles a leer el manual antes de jugar esto porque está difícil saber uno solo todo lo que trae en cuanto a interacciones con los demás personajes. Pero es hermoso este juego. Se juega hasta solo y hasta 5 jugadores. Bien hecho y planeado. Trae variantes y losetas de terreno especial para más contenido a tu juego base. JUEGAZO TÍOS. Asimétricos ftw. 9/10