This is one of the few board games we play any more. The game came out in 2013, but I first learned about it at Pax East 2017 when my wife and I volunteered at the Game Library. They had a copy of it when it was named Rampage, which was since been changed to Terror in Meeple City in 2014 to avoid confusion of the game with the Rampage video game from Bally Midway, dating from 1986. I loved that old video game, so I immediately went searching for a copy of the first version and snapped up in its original wrapping. Here’s the original version of the boardgame:
And here’s the newer version. They now include stickers for each meeple, to add some personality to them.
The game itself is a blast, both because of its simplicity and because there’s plenty of variation built into the victory conditions. There are very few game mechanics. You move by flicking your base, and you attack buildings either by physically blowing on them or by dropping your monster on them. There are multiple victory conditions, depending on the character you are playing and the powers it has. The game also is one that you can play with anyone. My mom hates most games, especially strategy games, but she had a lot of fun with this one. The only other ones she’ll play are Sorry and Snakes in the Grass. To see Terror in Meeple City gameplay in action, check out Trueflight Swiftwing’s review.