September 8, 2014 by deltagamegirl22
Don your protective gear and ready the robot because there’s lives to save! Tasty Minstrel Games has a new game called Bomb Squad out on Kickstarter now and it looks like a very cool, cooperative adrenaline rush!
This is a fast paced (30 minutes or less), cooperative board game, where 2-6 players can become heroes by programming a robot, deactivating the bombs and saving the hostages. The game is played with the use of a timer which ticks down to a bomb going off. The goal is for you and your fellow players working together and quickly, to stop that bomb. This is accomplished through the use of the cards in each player’s hands- with an added twist of not knowing which cards are in your hand! You hand is held with the faces away from you and towards your group. You and your team then need to work together to determine which cards should be played and in what order to successfully navigate your robot to the bomb and deactivate it. You may think that doesn’t sound so bad, but you also can’t just announce which cards your teammates are holding. The help or hints must come in a very particular manner and in small doses, so you need to decide when it’s important to use those clues or not, and to use them quickly so not much time is wasted in sorting out the details- after all, a bomb is going to go off!
The game is set up with 2 robot scenarios at this point, with the potential for more according to how well the Kickstarter runs.
If you like cooperative board games and you like to work under pressure, then this is the game for you!
Think you have what it takes to make it on the Bomb Squad?