Can’t we all just taco ’bout it? Not in Taco Ninja Adventure, nacho ordinary card battle game.
OK. I admit it. That was a bit heavy handed.
Anyway, Taco Ninja Adventure is a card battle game from Turn Sideways Games that’ll be dropping on Kickstarter next week. In the game, 2-6 players will divide into two teams, each with 2-3 Taco Ninjas. Players then take turns learning new attacks, attacking other tacos, using items and hopefully pounding the other team into a pile of messy crumbs. Each Taco Ninja has a unique special ability while each attack offers different bonuses to rolled dice. Attacking works by rolling a simple set of Yahtzee rolls. Roll the dice and then reroll any up to 2 more times. Attacks hit on 3-of-a-kind, 4-of-a-kind, a Full House, or 5-of-a-kind. Tacos can heal with a Small or Large straight. Taco Ninja Adventure also handles player elimination fairly elegantly, with an eliminated ninja rolling to heal their teammates and the possibility of coming back as a Nacho Ninja. The first team to eliminate the all the opponent’s tacos wins.
I have to admit, I’m a sucker of the Yahtzee rolling mechanic. It just…works. Taco Ninja takes that base mechanic and expands on it with the addition of attacks, items, and all the other silliness of tacos fighting to the death. It’s a lot of fun to play and my kids and I have had a blast Onion Slapping each other, performing Lettuce Uppercuts, and dousing Spicy attacks with Milk. It’s silly, entertaining, and really easy to learn. The game will only set you back $20 if it funds, which isn’t too bad considering you’re getting a family friendly game that’ll probably be seeing a lot of table time. I know our copy has, and probably will for some time. In fact, it’s coming to Grandma’s with us this weekend so the kids can teach her and Grandpa to play.
Watch out, grandparents. The Taco Ninjas are coming.
A prototype copy of Taco Ninja Adventure was provided free for this preview in adherence to A Pawn’s Perspective’s 2018 Preview Policy
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