Thursday, April 9, 2015
Family Board Game Review: Guts of Glory
This game is set in a Post-Apocalyptic world where food is scarce. You have a mouth board and each turn you must eat something by chewing it with chew tokens to survive. Some foods give you Glory leading you towards the goal of 7 Glory points.
There are food cards split into either food or condiments. They're all really unlikely foods. Leigh's favourite is the cute little tapeworm.
It's a quick game to set up and took about 3 minutes. It's a simple game to play and fun. Kind of gross with all the spewing unwanted food from your mouth into someone else's but that adds to the quirky charm of the game.
I like the little weird guys you move along the Glory track (displayed below on my mouth).
The game is quite quick to play. This game took us 35 minutes but we were teaching Leigh how to play. JD and I have played games that took about 15 minutes.
It's basically a card game where you have to get rid of your cards quickly (to gain glory points) and also sabotage your opponents (to stop them getting glory points).
Erin lost interest quickly when we played so I'd say this game is more suited to teenagers and adults (or younger kids with a better attention span who wouldn't rather be on the Xbox).
Leigh said she enjoyed playing it because she won and she thinks it's funny that there's only one reasonable food item in the whole game (a Twinkie).
JD said it's a fun game and he enjoys the weird foods like the Box of Spiders. He also likes the art style.
Ratings: JD - 4, Emma - 3, Leigh - 4, Erin - 2