With it's abundance of little events and cool little bits of nerd business happening at random intervals it means that no two games of this will ever play out the same.
It's a game that set it's stall early and runs with the Alien concept and does it exceptionally well.
The board and generally all of the graphic design and components work in harmony with the theme and it looks cracking on the table.
Our one big issue with this one was the rule book it really needs a decent index and with some rules are buried in paragraphs for other actions quickly finding an answer to an issue can be frustrating.
The player aids could do with being smaller and listing actions for a turn would have been helpful.
And the character boards are cool but did they really need to be that big?
If your in the market for a board game that faithfully recreates the experience of the movie Alien on your table then it's right here. Would it have been cool to have been officially licensed? Of course, but then we wouldn't have gotten all the cool little references to other great movies of the genre.
Fans of one v's many games should lap this up with it's variety of play and great looking table presence this is one that I'm more than happy to get back to the table as often as I can.
Lifeform was one of my most anticipated games so to finally see it released into the wild is fantastic. I’ve been tracking it’s development for years, for those unaware of the game its designer Mark Chaplin’s love letter to Alien. And it features all the white knuckle sci-fi horror fun that you’d expect from that elevator pitch.
The game features a basket bringing with Easter eggs from numerous sci-fi horror classics of the 70’s and 80’s and if you’d like to know more then plug your ears into an interview that I conducted with Mark during the Kickstarter.
Needless to say I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one so much so I did a unboxing or you can jump straight to the good stuff and watch my review right below here.
Lifeform was successfully Kickstarted last year and you should be able to grab yourself a copy by following the link on that page or it should be hitting retailers as we speak.
There is a solo mode available as a separate expansion Dragons Domain that I’ll be taking a closer look at soon and will be following up with a review of that as soon as I can.