A cute looking family game is on the horizon from Rio Grande Games. In Monster Baby Rescue, each player will be tasked with caring for their wee bitty orphaned creature and whoever ends up as the best caretaker will be crowned the winner. The game is for two to five players, ages 9+, plays in 20 to 40 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $44.95 when it arrives in November.
From Rio Grande:
Monster Baby Rescue, the delightful new game by Vladimir Suchy (designer of Underwater Cities and Last Will), features adorable art and great components. The game is simple enough for kids to play, but it offers sophisticated strategic opportunities that will keep adult board gamers engaged.
In Monster Baby Rescue!, players take care of their sad, lost and ill “Baby monsters” who are lost from fantastic worlds. Every player chooses their own “Monstie” — Dragon, Mandrigora, Ork, Basilisk, or Kerberos — and with the help of tiles displayed on the table to take care of it. There are tiles to groom particular body parts, tiles with playgrounds, cosy places, diamonds to play or decorate with, and magicians (vets). These tiles have a different “price” which is paid by a different number of steps of your Monstie on the time track.
In Monster Baby Rescue, each player starts the game with a sad, scared baby monster. Players take turns choosing tiles representing different ways of caring for them. Taking a tile costs a variable amount of time, and players must weight the benefits of a tile against the amount of time it will cost. As the monsters get more care, they become healthier and happier. At the end of the game, the winner is the player whose monster has received the best care.