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From University Games "Richard O'Brien Presents - Rocky Horror Show" the board game. This is an officially licenced product as part of the 50th anniversary for the stage show."Let's Do the Time Warp Again!" Relive that first Rocky Horror Show moment or play this game and create that moment. Sing the songs, finish the callouts, play a character. Be the first player to build Rocky in the Lab and then escape the Castle to win. It all starts with a jump to the left and a step to the right.
The objective of the game is to collect Lips and the first player to escape the Castle with at least five of them wins. You get to play certain characters depending on how many (2-6) are playing.
The game is supplied in a nice 270mm x 270mm x 50mm box. Cardboard playing pieces, Lips and Rocky body parts are pop out from cards inside, but one you have done this there is a nice central storage compartment in the box to keep them safe.
The game is rated Ages 14 and Up. I've no idea why though, there is no offensive language. Maybe it's an American thing? It says 12+ on the UK Amazon site.
We bought our copy from Amazon in the USA, as it was cheaper at the time to buy it and pay the customs/shipping than it was to order from the UK site. We paid around £25 a copy, at time of writing there was a copy from an external supplier on Amazon UK asking for £85 a copy! So do shop around. Release dates were November 2023 in the USA and the UK release date is meant to be January 2024 now.
A quick breakdown of what you get in the box.Game Board gloss coated card, around 250mm x 250mm folded. The board is 760mm unfolded and divided into three sections
Act I - Enter the Castle
Act II - Enter the Lab
Act III - Escape from the Castle
6 Character Pieces double side printed cards various sizes from 85mm to 100mm high, each with a plastic base to make then stand. Brad, Janet, Dr. Scott, Frank, Riff and Magenta. The graphics are very similar to the current UK stage show looks.
Character Cards One for each character. A quick description of the character, a Phrase they say, who they Pair With, an Action to do, a Special Skill and what their objective is.
Lips 30 card printed lips 25mm x 40mm.
Rocky Horror Show Cards 50 playing card style coated cards with a Rocky Horror Show logo 85mm x 60mm. Each card has a line/lyric from the show to read aloud and an instruction to follow to either gain or lose LIPS.
Lab Cards 30 playing card style coated cards with an image of Columbia and Eddie 85mm x 60mm. Six of each card with numbers 1 to 6 and a part of Rocky, Head, Left Arm, Right Arm, Torso, Left Leg and Right Leg.
Time Warp Cards 6 playing card style coated cards with the lyrics for the Time Warp 120mm x 80mm. You all have to stand and sing along before starting Act III of the game.
Game Cards for Acts I, II and III 3 playing card style coated cards with instructions on how to play each Act of the game. 120mm x 80mm.
6 Piece Rocky Puzzle Card printed parts of Rocky. Two arms, two legs, a torso and the head. What more could you ask for?
Game Die A plastic 15mm cube in black with red letters.
Instructions 140mm x 220mm fold out sheet with how to play guide.
First unboxing of the game before pushing out the characters and unwrapping the cards.
University Games 09172
All images taken by us for the purpose of this review only.
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