I’m a fan of board games. I’m also a fan of good design. Naturally then, I’m a fan of well designed board game boxes. I’ve backed a few board game related Kickstarter projects in recent memory, and there are two that have particularly standout packaging – in both good and bad ways.
On one hand, we have Dungeon Roll with a shelf-unfriendly box but a perfect touch on a closing mechanism. And on the other hand, The Great Heartland Hauling Co. features a great travel-sized box that will probably dump its contents all over your bag if you attempt to travel with it. Read on for more!
Set is an abstract card game that is more of a brainteaser than a “game”. Being a Mensa-recommended brainteaser, this means that it’s a bit complex to get your head around. Maybe not complex in the same way as Axis & Allies, but Set requires a lot of mental processing for the first time player.
In a nutshell, Set is a game about finding “sets” (see what they did there?) of matching symbols on its cards. The thing is, there are four different ways you can match the cards. It’s a lot for your brain to manage, especially when you’re racing other players who are doing the same thing.
And this is why it’s being featured here on thatgamesux.com: it is packaged in a way to help ease the player into fully understanding the game. Continue reading