So, who knew that there was a Hunger Games board game?
Two of our favorite friends just bought the game and I got to go play a little while ago!
In case you were wondering, the game does not involve any actual combat or tracker-jackers or flaming costumes. Unfortunately.
It's kind of a betting game. You choose to be a tribute from a specific district and then you get specific abilities based on that persona. My only complaint in that area is that the tributes are all generic. I want to be Katniss! Not female tribute #12. I'm thinking that before I play again I need to take the Forever Young Adult "Find Your District" quiz so that I can be a little more purposeful in my choosing. Have you taken that quiz? If not, go do it! It's awesome. But I digress...
So in each round of the game, you use a combo of your tribute abilities and a roll of the dice to win different events and to make alliances. The more alliances you have, the more powerful you become - the more events you win, the higher your approval rating raises.
Eventually someone draws the "End of Day" card and you either win or you die. Or in my case, you tie. Either way... it's pretty exciting!
I miss Katniss. And Cinna. And Peeta and Gale. Can we get a book 4 or what?!