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August 25th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars
Strange that there is no news posted on the forums about this upcoming game from Toy Vault. There isn't a lot known about the game play, but it will feature a mix of various game types like board, miniature, card and war games. The game is being developed by Richard H. Berg who is well known in the miniature wargaming industry as a top game developer. Here are some pictures of what has been revealed so far:
Early Figure Prototypes:
For more information you can head over to BoardGameGeek.com and visit the games forum where you can talk to Richard H. Berg and other people involved in the games development.
Head on over and show them the support and passion that the kaiju community has for it's own.
BS Digital Q
August 25th, 2010, 10:12 PM
I remember when this was announced a while back. Looks like its really shaping up to be a good game. :thumbs:
August 26th, 2010, 12:40 AM
This looks awesome! Love the box art, can't wait to play the game :). Thanks for posting this :thumbs:.
August 27th, 2010, 05:55 PM
HOLY SHAZAAMM AWesome!! Can't Believe Toy Vault is still around, so this is sweet news. Looks pretty cool, just hope it's a decent price!
December 22nd, 2010, 10:23 PM
Just had some new iformation pop up on dakkadakka. Looks like its out early 2011. http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/2010/12/22/42262
December 27th, 2010, 08:39 AM
...Heisei King Ghidorah with Keizer Ghidorah's heads/necks? o_O
February 12th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Now up for pre-order at Monsters in Motion: http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/godzilla-friends-item-listj-c-20_137/godzilla-kaiju-world-wars-board-game-p-16365
July 20th, 2011, 05:18 AM
I ALMOST shelled out $60-70 to buy this game. I somehow never heard of it until I got a random thinkgeek.com advertisement email and saw it. I have a small group of friends who are into both godzilla and "nerdy" board games, so it was almost an instant buy.
However, another friend of ours brought up a number of reviews on a board game website and they said the rules make the game nearly unplayable. The rulebook contradicts what is written on gamecards, you don't get enough pieces for a specific scenario or two making it impossible to play, and so on.
The game's creator is making revised versions of the rulebook that supposedly fix these problems, but I ultimately decided to wait for this game to get its s#!t together before I spend close to $100 on it.
August 27th, 2011, 05:10 PM
I've seen this game played by a few people at a convention.
What I liked were some of the Kaiju vs Kaiju fight rules. The use of various "attack cards" helped to make a bit more interesting and unpredictable.
What I did not like was:
1) The map.
- Who had the "wonderfull" idea to make the map on squares and not hexes?! It feels like some sort of "trench warfare" effect with so few sides to a zone, not to mention the fact that it makes movement unrealistic and "plastic". Big bummer in my opinion.
- The map is bland, no real special buildings.
- Its very generic, I expected something like a map based on Tokyo, or other famous city.
- Kaiju cannot climb any buildings.
2) Human forces
- The human forces are basically limited to just 2 unit types: Tanks and APC's (the APCs are almost useless).
- Artillery fire is an event rather than a unit.
- This makes the human unplayable as a side. So if you wanted to have a "Kaiju vs humans" scenario, then you are gonna be dissapointed. There are no planes, no helicopters, no "special" units, no lasers, no scientists... boring.
3) There are just 4 Kaiju. In general, the choice in kaiju is not that bad and they each play a bit differently, but you can't hide the fact that it is only 4 kaiju.
Bottomn line: The game feels very incomplete for such an expensive product. There is potential in it, but so far it feels like a "promising beta test version", not like a full game. Unless they add a more interesting map, more human units and more kaiju... I'm not going to be very interested, especially for that price.
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