Second Look - Boardgame reviews in depth. Check out that cat.6 giants roam the land, and it’s up to you to bring them down.

Giant is a card drafting game where players use tokens to draft troops and try to take down giants. Each giant is a large cardboard stand up with punch out circles representing parts of their bodies, and overall health. Tokens come in 3 forms: gold, magic, and weapon. Gold is used to draft troops, magic is used to fuel wizards’ attacks, and weapon tokens are used for warriors to fight. Players earn punch tokens for taking out giant parts, and when a giant is killed the loot is divided up based on how many punch tokens a player has. Players need to be careful, though, as if their token numbers equal 7 or above they lose a troop to the battle.

pic2221932_mdThe game is simple to learn, and a blast to play. The giants themselves are great pieces to have on the table. Players work together to take them down, but you always have your best interest at heart which makes for a very tense game at times. The giants scale in difficulty, so while it seems a bit too easy at first you’ll soon be struggling to field troops with enough power to take down the latter giants.

In the end my kids and I have a great time with this one. I hadn’t heard of it until I saw a post about how the designer was looking for reviews,. Giant is a fantastic little game that could have completely passed me by. The game was recently fully funded on Kickstarter, and I’m glad for it! This is one that definitely should be in a gamer’s collection, especially if they have kids.

A copy of Giant was provided free for review by Joe Magic Games.