Hello all! It’s a lazy Sunday morning after a fun friends and family game night and I want to share a quick review of one of the games we played.
We started the night with Spaceteam, the self-described “chaotic and cooperative card game”. I would definitely agree with the “chaotic” descriptor!
I bought this game for my sister and her boyfriend for Christmas after looking through Amazon review of it, and the other night they brought it over to play when we got together. When we first read the directions, we were very confused. To be honest, I seriously considered moving on to another game because it seemed very complicated. I didn’t want to spend the entire night figuring out how to play a game. Enter Youtube and the magic of the how-to video. We watched this video to better understand what we were in for and if you are interested in playing the game, I suggest you do so, too.
Spaceteam is a card game where the goal is to build a complete spaceship, while fixing malfunctions. Parts for the completed spaceship are divided up in the deck and among players. Each person plays a malfunction card at once and begs for the correct “tools” needed to resolve the problem. Tools have names like “Lorentz Whittler” and “Quasipaddle” and can be identified by name, picture, or symbol. This makes for a particularly hilarious aspect of the game in which your husband is shouting across the table, “I need the purple anal probe!” Everyone is yelling for the parts they need to solve their malfunction and, unqualified cosmonauts that you are, no one know the names of the tools of their trade. It makes for some funny stuff.
The hilarity of attempts at descriptions for inane “space tools” is my favorite part of the game. It is also very short (5 minutes, not including the time it takes to understand how to play the game), so it’s great as a starter or finisher on game nights. We played 3 rounds at increasing difficulties and then moved on to Taboo.
It’s definitely not the main course on game night, but it is a great addition! Also, I’ve seen that it’s an app, as well? Let me know what you think if you try it!