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Hot Game Magnet: Board game reviews

Jul 3, 2023

I always want games based on IP that I love but most of the time games based on popular shows or TV are pretty terrible. Consequently, I avoid buying games that are officially licened for TV and Movie IP. That being said, there are some exeptions. So far a have encountered a few very good games based on popular IP. Usually these games are from game companies that specialize in high quality board games with a strong focus on well developed game mechanics and high production value. THus, when I saw that CMON had produced a striaght to retail board game for stranger things (one of my favorite netflix shows) I knew that the game would probably be pretty good. After all CMON produced and outstanding game for the Godfather among others. I expected high quality mini's and components, Thematic game play, and unique well developed mechanics. Does Stranger Things -UPSIDE DOWN- live up to my expectations, and also provide a good game experience, or does the alchememy of CMON+Netflix not quite work? You should probably listen to the episode to find out our thoughts.