Video gaming has always been a big part of my life. Since I was just a young lad playing Nintendo and Sega, I’ve always been in love with retro gaming and 8-bit pixel art. The first thing you notice about Boss Monster, by Brotherwise Games, is that it feels like so much more than a table top card game. The look and feel of retro videogames makes you feel right at home if you are anything like me, but also makes the art cool enough to be enjoyed even if you spent the 80’s and 90’s doing something else like what? Pogs? At its heart, Boss Monster is a 2-4 player strategic dungeon-building card game filled with memorable monsters and heroes, familiar video game tropes such as traps, tricks and everything you need to screw over your friends! Each player builds a dungeon so treacherous that no man could make it through to the end, then, attract heroes to their dungeon to kill them and claim their souls. Pretty simple… if you didn’t have to worry about heroes who do make it through your dungeon wounding you, or even your opponents sending heroes your way that you cannot handle, damaging your dungeon, or beating you to a hefty soul collection to win the game!