" This is definitely not a game for the little monkeys. "
Title: The Testimony of Jacob Hallow by Third World Games
Format: Horror Card Game
Reviewing Monkey: Goldor
The Hype: Forget about all the cutesy foo foo games like Poke'mon or Harry Potter, this new non-collectible card game from Third World Games will not only scare you silly but it will drive you to the brink of madness and beyond…and if there's anything that this monkey knows about it's driving someone to the edge of insanity.
What This Monkey Thought...
Playability: The game takes place in spooky Castle Bay where everyone has disappeared and it is your job to either find out what happened or to be the last person to make it out of there alive. There are six types of cards in the game: Characters (representing the players), Locations (to earn investigation points), Encounter cards (Scary monsters to get in the way), Clue Cards (to get more investigation points you get a clue…get it?), Item cards (To help bash monsters skulls in) and Action Cards (to hinder monsters or other players). The last person left alive at the end of a turn or the first one to reach 10 investigation points wins the game. Playing the game is a load of fun as you and your friends race around Castle Bay trying to figure out what happened and also trying to be the last one alive. 4 out of 5
Aesthetics: These cards are not only really well done by some very talented artists, but are incredibly creepy and filled with a few disturbing images. Some of the cards depict just monsters, creatures and things that go bump in the night while others show victims and others in all of their gory.. err.. I mean glory. This is definitely not a game for the little monkeys. 4 out of 5
Value vs. Cost: Upon opening the game you get 120 cards (some are in full color and some are done in black and white for a horror/spooky kinda feel), rules and dice (to be used as markers for your characters mind and health). While this monkey found the game well worth the money the only complaint I had was that I had to read and re-read the rules to understand it (like finding out what the characters combat skill was). 3 out of 5
|A card game that is fun to play and can also scare the bejeezus out of you. I like it! But please don't show some these cards to your little brother.. you might give him nightmares.|
The Good: Instead of using cute monsters to battle each other or fighting in a duel of wizards you try to keep yourself alive from hideous monsters? Fantastic!
The Bad: The game leaves you wanting more and this monkey can only hope that Third World Games makes expansions
The Overall Ugly: Some of the card art, while well done, is disturbing for even ME to look at.
What it's Worth: $19.95 for creepy horror goodness