This week’s board game was a recent Kickstarter favorite of mine: Velociraptor Cannibalism. This games has such a good title that I couldn’t even come up with anything more clever for the title of this post.
The main mechanics of this revolve around adding weird and quirky body parts to your velociraptor, each giving your velociraptor some kind of special ability. Most of these abilities are focused on making your velociraptor attacking the other player’s velociraptors, and the game definitely gears itself particularly toward conflict between the players, with the winning player usually being the one who is best able to attack the others around the table.
Usually games that focus on player conflict are a bit slow to get off the ground, with everyone at the table being afraid to draw first blood. I’ve always observed that people hate being the aggressors, and so situation, including board games, that reward this aggression always have a problem.
But eventually we all got into the spirit of tearing apart each other’s velociraptors, and good fun was had by all!