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Xenoshyft Onslaught Kickstarter Edition REVIEW | COG Gaming

COG Gaming - Cool Mini or Not Xenoshyft Onslaught Box ContentsYear Published: 2015
Designer: Karen Philosophales, Michael Shinall
Publisher: Cool Mini or Not
Players: 1-4
Playtime: 45-60 minutes

One Sentence Synopsis: “It’s an ugly planet. A BUG planet! A planet hostile to life…” -Last Words of Unnamed Field Reporter

“Join the Mobile Infantry and save the world. Service guarantees citizenship.”  Starship Troopers was the first “R” rated movie I ever saw, and almost 20 years after its release it’s still the quintessential action film for alien bug hunting.  Although it has been a while since I’ve seen it, the memories I had of the propaganda newsreels, the initial shootout with the bugs, and the epic defense by the Roughnecks of the outpost on Planet P, all came flooding back the second I saw Xenoshyft Onslaught on Kickstarter.  Something about the art reminded me of Starship Troopers– maybe that the weaponry and armaments were futuristic but still connected in some form to modern technology or design- and after reading the description I was pretty sure I had found that against-the-odds base defense moment distilled into boardgame form.  Having enjoyed Xenoshyft Onslaught over the last couple of months, I can confirm that’s exactly what Cool Mini or Not’s latest title brings to the table. Continue reading