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By Lex "Gaz the Dungeonmaster" Ansems on January 20, 2016

Ok, it has been quite some time since I last wrote a review; I have moved to a different lair and let’s just say that the move hasn’t been going swell! The idiots I hired broke my crystal ball during the move, so I haven’t been able to dictate my reviews to my trusty minions.

Now, if you have read my last dungeon report review, you might remember me talking about my best friend: Miss Sprinkles the Fat Undead Sparkling Unicorn. Since this last review, however, Miss Sprinkles and I had a kind of falling out, and the Legal department here at DumeeGamer.com has advised me to not continue my story because of… well… legal reasons. And even though the story is pretty good, they’ve assured me there would be serious legal repercussions if I continued telling her story. So I thought it better to leave it alone... for now.

Anyway, back to the review! As some of you might remember, I love Dungeon crawlers! It’s also no secret they’re all just like D&D in a box. And Mice and Mystics is a perfect example of an awesome version of a dungeon crawler, featuring an interesting story element. Because of reasons, explained in its story, instead of being epic heroes, fighting Orcs and Dragons, you have been turned into mice. So in order to save to save the kingdom, you’ll have to fight your way through numerous enemies. Now, I hear you ask: “What do you fight, when you’re a mouse?” Well, mostly rats and spiders, and naturally, the big bad boss: THE CAT!

The game is story driven and tells a story about the prince and his loyal followers on a quest to save the kingdom from evil. You have your hero mouse and get your acorn helmet, fishhook and string and other equipment that will help you on your quest. After that, you gather your band of hairy heroes and you’ll be on your merry way to rid the kingdom of evil. Mice & Mystics isn’t an overly complicated game. Although it features special dice when attacking enemies, the basic rules are few, simple to understand and easy to master, making the game fun and fast to play.

Every scenario has a certain basic setup. The board is comprised of a map, made out of big cardboard pieces that are sturdy and look great! If you’re playing on a smooth surface, these cardboard pieces might slip and slide, so a play mat or something else to that effect is recommended. Your mice are represented by non-painted miniatures, as are your enemies. The miniatures look great, feel sturdy and really help a lot with the immersion part of the game.

Final verdict
Mice and mystics is a great story-based dungeon crawler that features a lot of immersion and fun gameplay. Because of the setting, this game is also perfect to play with younger people. Just get them to play it and watch tem getting a kick out of kicking Evil’s butt! The only advice I can give you is to pick up this game, play it, love it and don’t forget have fun!

Plaid Hat Games
Published: 2012
A game by Jerry Hawthorne
Players: 1 - 4 players, ages 7 & up
Playtime: approx. 120 minutes