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Board Game Spotlight – (Giant) Castle Panic

Board Game Spotlight – (Giant) Castle Panic

Molly Smith   |   06/23/2020

The forest is filled with all sorts of monsters. They watched and waited as you built your castle and trained your soldiers, but now they’ve gathered their army and are marching out of the woods. Can you work with your friends to defend your castle against the horde, or will the monsters tear down your walls and destroy the precious castle towers? You will all win or lose together, but in the end only one player will be declared the Master Slayer!

Castle Panic is a cooperative tower defense game perfect for 1-6 players ages 10+. Each game takes around one hour to complete and sends players on a journey through the forests and beyond in an effort to protect their Castle from the oncoming monster hordes. Having won numerous awards, Castle Panic’s replayability is endless and every game poses new threats. It’s perfect for family game night or a solo mission if you’re feeling up to the challenge.

Players work together to defend the castle that is in the center of the board. Monsters start at the edges of the board and work their way toward you with each turn, and can attack from all angles. The cards you draw determine what monsters are coming your way and your dice rolls dictate where they start. Players trade cards, hit and slay monsters, and plan strategies together to keep their castle towers intact.

In case you want to incite a little more panic into your games, be sure to check out the expansion packs like the Dark Titan or Engines of War that add new monsters and defenses to your adventure!

Castle Panic is one of our favorites here at the Malted Meeple. Justin and Anne-Marie De Witt of Fireside Games joined us as Guests of Honor at our 2019 Con in the Castle where they hosted tournaments, let guests playtest prototypes, and led games of GIANT Castle Panic. We enjoyed the giant version so much that we obtained a permanent copy for use in our future conventions!

And don’t worry if you can’t make it down to one of Ravenwood Castle’s events, we scored a Giant Castle Panic for the Meeple as well!

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Molly Smith
Molly Smith

Molly Smith is a wanderer of the Wasteland, a lover of all that is hoppy, and only burns grilled cheese half the time. She spent her college days trekking around Franklin Hall at Kent State University where she pursued her degree in marketing and advertising. Her passion for guest satisfaction and love for event planning led her to the Malted Meeple and Ravenwood Castle.