Monday, February 29, 2016

Monsters! (1990)

Monsters! (1990)


5.96429 out of 10 with 14 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked


"The Battle Game of Colossal Combat"

A simple miniatures-style board game where each player takes the role of one giant monster, wreaking havoc on the city and each other.

Included in the game are a rules book, a book of character sheets, maps and various play aids, including cardboard stand-up monster playing pieces.

  • Designer: Andrew Barlow
  • Publisher: Dark Tower Enterprises
  • Year Published: 1990
  • Number of Players: 2 - 6
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 10
  • Playing Time: 60
  • Category: Fantasy, Fighting, Humor, Miniatures, Science Fiction
  • Family: Kaiju, Monsters
  • Alternate Names: Monsters!


Never played, probably never will. Have the rulebook along with the "Daikazu" comic book it came with.

Not played.

6 out of 10
It's always fun to have monsters bash it out with one another. Miniatures are cool (if you can find them); I use them for Monsters Ravage America as well. Game mechanics are strong, but the "hold" ability makes monsters too tough. I would suggest that you play without this ability.

3 out of 10
Create your monster, then fight. A simple miniatures game that could have been way better than it is... it feels like it was slapped together in an hour... and it plays the same way. There are other better games out there... don't waste your time... this one is no fun.

Bought off Ebay in mint, unplayed condition - none of the pieces have been cut out or used and the map is nice and crisp. Added to my vintage game collection, but quickly realised I don't want to have to make up the pieces. The game does not come boxed, and all the pieces fit in a large envelope. You have to cut out everything so it is like a print and play game without the printing element. It is quite old, I believe it is on the rare side (at least in the UK), and the skirmish rules seem sound, but it isn't for me. Also comes with a reproduction of Daikazu comic issue 1 - I couldn't be less interested in that if I tried. Sold.

Needs version

7 out of 10
Dark Tower Enterprises / Monsters!

Champions knock off as a free for all giant monster slug-a-thon

6.5 out of 10
I really liked how the rules and scenarios were in pulp comic book fashion. The rules and concept were very, very strong but the maps and components were pretty substandard, even for their time. It gets a 7.5 for nostalgia, but a 5.5 by today's standard, so 6.5 it is.
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