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.
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.
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
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