In Boss Monster the objective is to build a dungeon and collect 10 souls, before receiving 5 stitches. This seems simple, but it is not.
The rules are really overwhelming and confusing to begin with and took a while to understand. The rules is that everyone gets dealt a boss monster card, 2 spell cards and 5 room cards and then discards 2 cards. Each player reveals the boss monster and the highest XP goes first. Then each player builds a room, then 3 normal heroes are played or epic heroes if there are no normal heroes left, then the heroes get attracted to the dungeon with the highest value of the item asked for. If multiple players are tied, the heroes stay until next turn. Then each hero goes through each dungeon where a spell card can be used.
The audience of the game is 15+ and even at that age I think it is quite difficult to learn and the graphics, even though pixelated can be disturbing, however once the rules have been learned the game is quite fun with loads of strategy.
I will say the heroes do need an ability or trait, because they are way to simplistic and are in my opinion kind of boring.
This game is surprisingly cheap for what’s inside, going around £20-25 for the standard set and the expansions going around £8 or £3-4 if you just get a small booster pack.