Every now and then I come across something that makes my inner child giggle with glee, like today, when I discovered Van Helsing, a board game from Mayfair Games. Ooh yeaah, an old school board game! Maybe not as sweet as a vampire video game, but hey, any type of game with vampires in it earns 100 awesome points!
From the Mayfair Games website:
“A team of vampire hunters, with its leader Doctor Van Helsing, prepare for a fierce fight with Count Dracula.
Explore Dracula’s castle to find the equipment necessary to properly outfit the team. Watch each other’s backs and beware Dracula; he is able to disappear and appear suddenly. Should he catch you unawares, he can turn you into a vampire and have you join his side.
Van Helsing ™ is the latest release from Frederic Moyersoen, designer of Nuns on the Run ™ and Bacchus’ Banquet ™. In Van Helsing ™ one player plays Dracula, moving through his castle searching for his brides. The other players play Van Helsing and his associates. They move through the castle trying to avoid being bitten and searching for weapons and equipment that will help them defeat Dracula. Players bitten by Dracula become his minions and try to help him catch the other players (so no players are ever out of the game). Will Van Helsing and his brave team of vampire hunters stop Dracula before he can return his brides to his coffin or will them become his minions?”
I’ve got to admit it, it’s not only my inner child that thinks this game sounds rad, I totally want to play it now! I’d be Dracula and destroy all the other players! Bwahaha! What do you guys think? Does the game sounds like fun, or does it sound like another boring board game?