Archive for the ‘Demos’ Category

How to Defend Your Castle

Friday, December 5th, 2014

How To Play Castle Panic

Been wondering what this Castle Panic game is all about? Now you can satisfy your curiosity with our Official Overview video where Justin gives you a succinct explanation of the objective, the mechanics, and what you need to do to win.

This is also a great video to share with your friends to if you are already a fan of the game and want to get them into it. It does some of the preliminary teaching for you, so you can get straight into playing the game with them on your next game night!

Is your interest piqued? Then may we suggest further viewing satisfaction with our Official How To Play video. In this video, Justin takes you through game setup, the order of play on a player’s turn, and some special Monster tokens that affect how the Monsters behave and even some tokens that interact with the Castle differently than Monsters.

After watching these videos you should be fully prepared to band together with your friends and defend the Castle!

Once you’ve mastered the base game of Castle Panic, you’ll want to consider adding The Wizard’s Tower expansion! It adds magic, fire and more Monsters!

 

The Cardboard Vault Reveals Secrets About The Dark Titan

Monday, December 1st, 2014

At BGG.Con 2014, Anne-Marie & Justin sat down with Phoebe Wild from The Cardboard Vault to discuss Munchkin Panic and the just-announced Castle Panic expansion The Dark Titan.

Phoebe catches Justin in a sharing mood and gets him to reveal some secrets about The Dark Titan.

In the video interview Justin gives more detail on how the new Support Tokens work and what some of the new Monsters bring to the game. He also shares some info on how Agranok’s adjustable levels of difficulty work, giving you control over how hard you have to play.

Attention then turned to Munchkin Panic. Anne-Marie explains how Munchkin Panic upends the expectations of Castle Panic players, adding Treasure and Backstabbing to the familiar cooperative style of play.

She goes over how a turn plays out and some of the variations in how you slay Monsters by using Treasure cards and how you use Curses to boost your advantage over the other players. You’ll want to watch this video if you still aren’t quite clear on how the games differ as it gets to the heart of why Munchkin Panic is such fun and how it offers you a new play experience.

Check out The Cardboard Vault’s YouTube Channel for loads of interesting videos from BGG.Con 2014 about all your favorite games.

Castle Panic vs Dead Panic vs Munchkin Panic – How They Differ

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

What’s the difference between the Panic Line games? We get that question A LOT. To help explain the differences we put together a couple of videos.

When Dead Panic came out a lot of people just assumed it was “Castle Panic with zombies.” If you played the game that way you were probably confused and, most likely, didn’t survive the zombie onslaught.

We covered some of the common mistakes made in our video 5 Ways You May Be Playing Dead Panic Wrong, but we wanted to give a good side-by-side comparison so you can easily grasp the major (and a few minor) differences that make these games stand apart from each other.

In this video Justin does just that, even having the games laid out next to each other so he can easily show you how each phase of each game either differs or follows the same basic principles.

With Munchkin Panic, the games still look very similar, but the do actually differ in gameplay. If you are familiar with Castle Panic you will likely recognize the overall mechanics, but we add new twists and layers on top of those mechanics.

The main change in Munchkin Panic is the addition of the competitive edge you seek with your negotiation with other players (instead of straight up trades) and the use of Treasure to boost your personal interests over those of the Castle proper.

There are extra steps you take and additional considerations you have to make when taking your turn in Munchkin Panic, plus you have to be on your toes even when it isn’t your turn to ward off Curses from the other players seeking their own advantage!

Anne-Marie explains the top differences between Castle Panic and Munchkin Panic in this video. Along with the differences between Munchkin Panic and Munchkin®.

For more in-depth How To Play videos for Dead Panic and Munchkin Panic, be sure to check out our YouTube Channel for a comprehensive array of instructional videos.

We hope that helps clear up some of the misconceptions about the Panic Line games being the same and clarifies some gameplay questions you may have.

They do all share one major trait in common – they’re a blast to play!

Dead Panic: Characters & The Van

Monday, October 27th, 2014

More helpful hints on playing Dead Panic!

First up, we have an explanation of the Characters you can play, their special abilities, and what happens when your Character gets turned into a zombie. It is important to understand your ability and those of your fellow players. You may need to remind your teammates to use their ability to help the group.

Next, we have an overview of the Van, a key component to winning to the game. Once you’ve achieved the objective of collecting the radio pieces and calling for help, the Van arrives and your objective becomes “Get in the Van!” The Van has special movement rules and affects your Character’s abilities once you make it to safety. (Hint: You can still help other players, but with limitations.)

We’ll be sharing info on Event Cards soon, so be sure to check back in the next few days!

You can watch the entire Dead Panic “How To” Playlist on our YouTube channel.

Happy Gaming!

Dead Panic How to Play Videos Now Available!

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

How to Play Overview, Zombie Movement, and Fighting Zombies

Dead Panic cover image

‘Tis the season for zombies and ghouls. Whether it’s for Halloween, Walking Dead night, or just your regular game night get-together with friends, now is the perfect time to fight the undead with Dead Panic, our Zombie Apocalypse survival game.

To help you reach your maximum survival potential we’ve put together some How to Play videos to get you up and running.

First up, we have a general overview of how the game works and how a round plays.

We also put together a video on Zombie Movement for those scenarios when you aren’t quite sure where the zombies are going to go. You know, the Panic part of Dead Panic!

Of course, you are going to have to actually fight zombies at some point. This video on fighting zombies helps you determine who has to fight which zombies and when.

Dead Panic is a fun, risk-free way of auditioning your friends for your real-life apocalypse team.

Put on your favorite zombie movie in the background, get a group of intrepid teammates together, and take a stab at survival. It’s sure to be a good time!

Have a detailed situation question? Be sure to check out our Dead Panic FAQ page for lots of helpful hints and tips!

We have more short, detailed videos coming in the next few days, so stay tuned!