Review – Convoluted, a card game from Angels Inferno

Review – Convoluted, a card game from Angels Inferno

Designed by Adam Brooks

Art by Bryan Carpenter

Thanks to Angels Inferno for a copy of this game for review purposes

I like a good card game. They are ideal for quick fixes between heavier fare and can be good fun in a social environment. There are loads of card games around and in fact, I would be surprised if card games weren’t found in most homes. So it can be a risky thing to come out with a card game, hoping to gain a fan base, especially in the current state of the economy.

Here we have a simple card game called Convoluted, a game for 2-4 players per deck, ages 8+. Don’t let the name fool you because this is a very easy game to get into and play. The cards are of a nice quality, easy to shuffle, with colourful, effective artwork.

 

Gameplay

Simple enough. The object of the game is to play cards to spell out the word “Convoluted”. You start off with 7 cards in your hand and each turn you have a choice to –

Draw a card

Play a letter card and/or play an action card in any order

Discard your hand and draw another 7 cards

There is a load of player interaction and “gotcha” stuff as the action cards bring in the opportunity to –

draw extra cards

steal cards from other players

exchange cards with other players

take a card from each player, shuffle and re-distribute, and

Destroy another player’s card

So the mix of actions can make it a constant flow of getting at other players whilst you are trying to get your letter cards down.

Did it work for me?

This is a fun game. It moves quickly and I really enjoyed the interaction against other players which makes it quite unpredictable. It isn’t anything more than what it sets out to be – a fun, simple and social game and at that level works well. A nice filler game and a good laugh.

Family friendly?

Yes. The age of 8+ is right and as long as you play it quickly, the kids should enjoy it.

Boardgames in Blighty rating – 6 out of 10

For more information about Angels Inferno, go to http://www.angelsinferno.com/

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