- Category: Reviews
- Published: Friday, 12 January 2018 14:29
- Written by Helena Tzioti
Fast Forward: Fear is a game where players must play cards from their hands while they are hunting ghosts. The game starts without the need to read the rules, find your co players and use the predetermined deck that's inside the box. You can start playing!!
Number of players: 2-5
Average duration: 15’
Rules: In the box you wont find a rule book. The rules can be found in the deck of cards that will be on the table and you learn as you play the game.
Gameplay: While the game is simple it has a nice feeling. As you play you will find that your decisions and strategic choices will increase in order to win your opponents. Rules change constantly in the course of a game, since new permanent and special rules are also added. It is also very important that the game has rules that allow you to store the game and continue from where you left it.
Component Quality: The game consists of only 90 cards. The box is sturdy with a nice art in the inlay, and the cards are well designed, with as much art as needed and clean layout, just as it should for such a game Interaction: Interaction between players is intense as each player is trying to eliminate others from the game, and all players are drawing cards from the same deck that is constantly changing during play.
Gameplay: The game box states it takes 15 minutes to play the game. This statement is not entirely true. The first match will take you about 2-3 minutes and you won't be sure why you are doing whatever it is you are doing. In order to grasp the whole game you need to play around 15 matches, while playtime increases in each match. So for a whole experience of the game you will need around 30-40 minutes. Also the experience is totally different depending on the number of players. A 2-player game is simply an elimination game, while for more than 2 players you need to eliminate the other and also be the one with the "best" hand. Of course the fact that it offers a different experience is not something negative necessarilly, but depends on each player's taste.
Downtime: While the number of players is increasing, downtime also increases, although it is still short in total.
Fast Forward: Fear is an excellent hand management game. You will have great time playing it with gamers from all kinds of background. It's strategic and clever, without being complicated.
Who is it for:
Family Gamer: Yes. This is a game that will see gameplay time even with kids at a lower age that this indicated on the box.
Social Gamer: Maybe. They will only like the game with its maximum number of players
Strategy Gamer: Yes. If you survive the first few rounds, the game will reward you with many well placed and strategic choices.
Hobby Gamer: Yes. Simple, fast, just as a filler game has to be.
Hardcore Gamer: Maybe. The game has a great number of strategic choices and also a strong and direct interaction between players.
90 oversized cards
The review copy of this game was kindly provided by Stronghold Games. No other compensation was received for this review.