Monday, February 18, 2013

Monster Factory

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From Rio Grande Games

About the game

The players take turns drawing and placing tiles, either adding to their own monsters or to those of their opponents. At the end, the player who has created the biggest monster wins the game!

Our Thoughts

Today is Family Day in Ontario and we have started it with playing not one, not two but three games of Monster Factory.  That’s how much we liked it.   It’s addictive, fun and will bring a tons of laughter from everyone around the table.

The rules are quite easy to follow.  Each player start with a tile that has 3 or 4 sides where they can expand their monster.    Then taking turns each of the players have to pick one tile from the pack and see if you can add it to your monster.   If you can’t you have to put it on someone else monster.  There is a bit of strategy involved when you want to stop a player as his monster is growing.    You also have to respect the thin part, large part and blank sides on each tiles.  But beware, once a monster is completed, the player can pick another tile to start a minion.   Points are also easy to count.  A complete monster will get one point for each tile used to build it.  Then if you have a minion, you get one point for each tile that possess eyes on it.      The player who has the highest score winds.  

As I am writing this review, my oldest son came to me and asked if they could play again (and we are after lunch!).  It’s so fun that they want to play again.   This family really enjoyed playing with Monster Factory today and I don’t think it will be the last time we are playing with it.  As my oldest son said:

I give it a three thumbs up!   Get it… Monster Factory – three thumbs…

I rate this game as a five stars since it is a great game to build memories with your family!  You will have reactions as you pick new tiles and laughter is guaranteed as well.  I don’t think we ever laugh as much before with another game.  Monster Factory reminds me of a domino game but with a different twist.  You never know what your monster will look like until you complete it!


Each game you will play will give you a different result.  See what we got at our first game!   My husband won that first time but the winner kept changing in the other games we played.



I asked the kids what they thought of the game.  They all agreed that it was fun and very cool!   As I said, they liked it so much that after lunch they asked if they could play again.   They are giving their thumbs up for Monster Factory!


Monster Factory is available for purchase at a specialty store where you will find games.  In Ottawa, you can find it at Toys on Fire (Barrhaven), Wizard’s Tower (Barrhaven), The Comic Book Shoppe (Clyde and Bank Street), Fandom II (Laurier West), and Strategy Games (Bank Street).  Elsewhere, you can go directly to the Rio Grande Games website to find a store near you!

The game is sold for the price of 29.95$ and it’s also available on

Disclaimer: Thanks to Rio Grande Games for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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