As far as great ideas are concerned, I’m hard-pressed to think of anything better than a collectible miniatures game based around the concept of tentacled, atomic-powered kaiju pile-driving each other through skyscrapers.
Monsterpocalypse brings the kaiju (loosely translated from Japanese as ‘giant monster’) genre to the tabletop in the form of a fast-paced, action-packed CMG.
The Monsterpocalypse CMG will launch with over 80 pre-painted plastic figures in the initial set and will include large-scale monsters, destroyable city structures, and vehicles. Planned for release at retail in 2008, figures will be sold in randomized booster packs and non-randomized starter games, and special figures will be available at events throughout 2008.
Wonderful. Board games in my house usually devolve into a destructive orgy of senseless physical violence. Crushing Cthulhu and Mothra and Gamera underfoot like insects as I choke the life out of an opponent, even as the kaiju themselves pulverize, immolate and irradiate the tiny, chattering natives of Monsterpocalypse’s cardboard Tokyo… it’s just so wonderfully recursive.
Privateer Press Announces Monsterpocalypse [Privateer Press]