Board games are a lot of fun to play with friends and family, because it allows you to have fun while bonding with them. The creation of crowd funding websites like Kickstarter has allowed for the creation of non traditional games, which gives people more options to choose from when they are looking for a board game they can enjoy with their friends.
Gothic Doctor is one of those newer games that were created with through crowd funding, and is a fun game that can be played at any event. It is a card game that is designed to be played between 2-4 people, each person plays the role of a physician, and they have to treat monsters and other characters from Victorian literature.
Players use their cards to treat their patients, and can alter the outcome of the game by sabotaging their opponent’s patients to ensure their success.
Unlike some board games, Gothic Doctor is a game that can be setup very quickly, and is very easy to play. It comes with three decks of cards, the first deck is the action cards, the second deck is the treatment cards, and the third deck is the patient cards. You start the game by shuffling the cards and dealing a hand to each player, then you place seven of the patient cards and three of the treatment cards on the table face up, while putting the rest of the cards back separately on the table face down, to make it easy to draw from when you need to.
The gameplay is just as easy, there are four phases in each turn that have to be completed in order. The first order is to play the action cards if they want to, they action cards allow the players to manipulate the board and their opponent’s hand to their advantage. After the action cards are played, players must treat patients if they are able to, if a player has a treatment card that meets the requirements of being able to cure a patient’s disease, they can play their cards and receive a reward for doing so. The third part of the gameplay is the discard stage, if a player has more than seven cards; they have to discard some cards until they are back to seven cards again. After playing the game for eleven turns, the player with the most money wins the game.
This is a very simple game that focuses on matching patterns, and having a good strategy on how to use your hand to your advantage, while trying to mess your opponents up by sabotaging their hand. Once you play this game, you will realize why it is one of the best games available, and will probably pick up a copy of your own.