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Quick and Simple Portable Gaming
on 5 February 2011
This game is both simple to play and quick to set up. It's ready to play from the box but counters or paper and a pencil can be helpful for keeping score. The objective is to be the first player to eat 13 brains without getting shot. The catch is that you must always roll three dice per "roll" with various weighting of risk and reward. Dice feature three different graphics representing brains - the objective, footprints - victim ran away and the die can be rolled again for a different result (as part of the three dice rule), shotgun blast - three hits and your turn is over. Brains and shotgun blasts are set at the side of your play area for your turn. Green dice are easy prey, yellow are intermediate and red dice represent tough opponents. Brains scored prior to gaining three shotgun blasts can be banked and play passed to another player, if you get three or more shotgun blasts in your turn then you don't get to bank any brains for that round.
Typically a game lasts 5 - 10 minutes when played with three or four players and can be played with any number upwards of two people. The packaging is a similar size to a can of soft drink so is easily portable but players with bigger hands may want to use a cloth bag for drawing dice as it's rather a tight fit to draw three dice blindly from the tube.
I often play this at the pub before and/or after a main Munchkin session with a regular crowd and is quite a popular choice. As a quick, easy to play distraction for 15 minutes or so it's ideal but can become tiresome if played for more than a few games back to back.