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Tabletop Game Review

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You know I’m a fan of gaming to keep up brain flexibility, creativity, activity and basic neuronal health. I’m going to start doing reviews for games that I particularly find useful for improving the brain, increasing positive socialization, and all-around having fun.

Creepiest Pet Shop is from Creepy Tiki and is a hand-management, matching, set-collection, take-that game that is easy to learn, quick to play and enjoyable. If you like games such as Spoons, Aquarius, Sushi Go! and Slapjack with some Fluxx-type gotchya’s and gimme’s, then Creepiest Pet Shop is for you. There is creative and sharp graphics with plenty of cute for us girls and enough grit for the guys also. Our group really liked that you aren’t reliant on colors in the matching, and can easily focus on icon-matching since colors and icons are synchronous.

The goal of Creepiest Pet Shop is to adopt the most pets, because who can have enough of these awesome critters?

There’s a green Monster Deck, and a purple Pet Deck. You’re playing as employees at the Creepiest Pet Shop and you help poor little monstrous pets find homes with loving families: monster families.

Each turn is divided into 4 phases.
1) Discard and draw, so you can shake up your hand a little bit.
2) Effect – where players may play Gotchya or Gimme-type cards.
3) the Reveal: one player will reveal two pets and then immediately everyone playing will go through the next phase which is
4) Adoption, where we attempt to be the first to satisfy the requirements to adopt the pets.

Adoption: There are a number of different colored/symboled cards in the Monster deck, and they correspond to the same colors/symbols that are on the Pet Deck cards that you’re trying to adopt. Match the colors or symbols the fastest, you get to adopt the pet. There are also Terrifying Monsters, which have two colors, and count as two victory points at the end of the game.

Some of the cards that spice up game play are Free Puppy, where a target player may draw 1 card from the top of the pet deck and keep it, or Van Helsing’s Pet Control that makes you immediately discard 2 pets. It’s a dangerous business to be in. :)

Well, that’s it in a nutshell, and I hope your interest is piqued and you check out this neat little gem from Creepy Tiki. :)

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