Well, I like board games. It’s no secret. But if you know me, you know I don’t so much like reviewing things. But I will highlight worthwhile games here from time to time. And Lost Woods by Poppy Jasper Games has been one of my most popular acquisitions in the last year, so I think it’s worth the quick highlight.
There is virtually no learning curve to this game. The rules are simple and it plays fairly fast (30 to 60 minutes). Normally, the first time you play you can add an hour to any game as you learn the rules. For Lost Woods, you need no more than an extra 20 minutes. It’s a simple but fun game which makes it perfect for inexperienced players of all ages. And thematically it’s fun too. You are camping in the woods, wake up and discover you are in some forest full of monsters. I’m not really sure how that happened without you realizing it but you fight your way out using random weapons such as the tent peg of destiny or a cast iron pan.
The game has a 7.22 rating on BoardGameGeek which is quite good. Here is a summary of the rules: