Headhunter - Legends of Ravenhall
Game title: Headhunter
Game description: Can you hire more clients than anyone? Can you earn the most money to be the best Headhunter? That is the goal of Headhunter: Hilarious Hires from History!
How many party games do you have where a judge draws a card and all the player play a card from their hand for the judge to pick? Do you want another? Well, you’re in luck! Headhunter is just that. Place famous figures throughout history into the best, or worst, jobs to become the headhunter with clients who have the highest salaries. It’s funny, for the first 10 minutes.
Same old party game mechanics
Doesn’t follow through on artwork from cover to cards
Full Headerhunter Review
How many party games do you have where a judge draws a card and all the player play a card from their hand for the judge to pick? Do you want another? Well, you’re in luck! Headhunter is just that. Place famous figures throughout history into the best, or worst, jobs to become the headhunter with clients who have the highest salaries. It’s funny…for the first 10 minutes.
Headhunter is played pretty much like most party games of its type. Each player is give 3 cards from the Candidate deck, which are kept secret from the other players. One player is picked as the Employer for the round and draws a Position Card from the Position Deck. They then roll a die and pull that many cards from the Salary Deck. This determines how many openings of the Position type they have and the salaries.
“I have 3 positions open for a Worm Farmer position. They pay $50,000, $20,000, and $10,000.” Each player then chooses a candidate from their hand to give face-down to the Employer. The Employer then picks the best candidate for each salary level, etc.., etc… After everyone has been the Employer twice, or one players reaches $1,000,000 in salary cards the game ends.
It’s funny seeing the humorous combinations you come up with, but like most games in the category that only lasts so long. Also, the cute illustrations on the cover featuring photo realistic representation of famous people on different job-related bodies doesn’t carry over to the games cards, which are just text.
If you’re a fan of these types of party games, then by all means this game is for you. You know what you’re getting here. If you already own a similar game to this, you may want to just pass it by.
A copy of Head Hunter was provided free for review by Legends of Ravenhall
Media personality Rob “Devar-TTY” Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of Devar-TTY’s Pawns Perspective, Dev now focuses mostly on video games and TTRPGs. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare time.