Tabletop Spotlight: Endangered Orphans of Condyle Cove
Adopt an Orphan. Build your Cul-de-sac. Run from the boogey man. And try to be the last Orphan to survive. It’s the Endangered Orphans of Condyle Cove!
Kickstarter can be a wonderful place. It’s where a lot of cool ideas go and if people like them, then they back them and help make them a reality. Well, not all of those ideas are what we’d call…traditional. But one of the things we like to do here at BoLS is check out all manner of games you might not of heard of – our buddies at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy know this and that’s why they brought over Endangered Orphans of Condyle Cove:
The basics of the game are that you “adopt” one of the 3 (or 4 with the expansion box) orphans. You then build out your Cul-de-sac (which creates the game board) and try your best to evade the Boogey Man. You do this by playing your option cards, which double as your life counter. When you run out of options, it’s bad news. The Boogey Man gets you and you have gotten the Orphan eat. You lose. But your sacrifice isn’t in vain because the other players are now one step closer to victory! Which…I mean, is pretty dark if you think about it…But it’s just a game! Right?!
The contents of the box are all good quality and I really liked the art and style of the game. It certainly has a cuteness about it – but it’s got a dark unpinning that you just can’t ignore. If you’ve even lived in a neighborhood and there was that one super creepy house or had nightmares of being stalked by an unseen assailant – or recently watched the “IT” Remake (or the classic with Tim Curry if you prefer) then you’re in the right mind to play this game already. Creepy? Yes. Entertaining? More than it has any right to be! If you want to mix in your adorable with your creepy/horror then check out Endangered Orphans of Condyle Cove!
“A deplorable tabletop game devoid of joy, hope, or humor; which, regrettably, is also far more awesome than it has any right to be. Endangered Orphans is a 1 to 4 player hybrid card game /slash/ board game/slash/horrible game that really should be ignored at all costs. Unless you enjoy fun strategy games that are challenging without being difficult to learn. In which case, you should not ignore this game for the cost of $25 plus shipping.”
If you don’t play, then who will save the children!?