Just recently I’ve come to the conclusion that the best entertainment comes from unexpected places. Whether that’s a movie that over-delivers, an indie game that does something remarkable, a rugby match that sees the underdogs overcome the odds or - and here’s where we get to the relevant bit folks - a tabletop game that doesn’t break the bank but delivers an incredibly absorbing experience.
Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is definitely in that last category. A game of hidden roles, of hidden movement, of bluff and deception that plays very quickly, builds a superb atmosphere from nothing more than a small deck of cards and some paper maps and has a rule set that can be explained to new players in five minutes or less. Is it good? Yep, very, but to find out why join me after the break.
One great EFTAIOS review. Thank you!