If you own a copy of both Boss Monster 1 and Boss Monster 2, then you’ll know that once you mix up all the cards, you’re left with a game that doesn’t really fit well in a single one of the boxes. To fix this problem I’ve designed a Boss Monster insert that will combine the two containers into a single container to hold all the cards in a single container using some paper, glue and a couple magnets.
Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon. The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated — but a player can lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon — The Boss Monster site
I was at my friendly local game store (FLGS) a few years ago (and a different local ago) when my eyes happened upon a game that as soon as I saw the artwork on, I instantly had to have. That game was Boss Monster. The cover is an 8-bit style that looks like it belongs on an old NES cartridge. Once I’d opened up the box, I was most definitely not disappointed. Every card was its own piece of pixellated retro art. And the best part, you get to play as the boss monster themselves as you try to thwart the hordes of unwitting do gooders who are constantly trying to break down the doors of your trap laden den of nefariousness. How cool is that? So when I saw that there was an expansion, I of course had to acquire that bad boy too.