Max's Pirate Planet - A Board Game Adventure
Walking the board
by Jon Mundy 6/5/2013
Product: Max's Pirate Planet - A Board Game Adventure
Developer: Slant Six Games
Publisher: Slant Six Games
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Card/ board game
Say "pirate-themed family boardgame" to me and all I can think of is Pop-up Pirate.
It was one of those gimmicky, plasticky novelty family games that somehow acted like catnip to any pre-pubescent who so much as glanced at its gaudy box.
Max's Pirate Planet - A Board Game Adventure is a rather different brand of pirate-themed family boardgame, but there's the familiar whiff of novelty about it.
Little ship planet
One of the chief benefits of digital boardgames is that the board itself doesn't necessarily have to conform to the flat, square formula. The board here is spherical, and is populated by a few tiny islands and four human or AI pirate players.
Kids will have a whale of a time with this digital boardgame, but parents and older ones will find the goodwill built up by Max's Pirate Planet's fine presentation being eroded by repetition and lack of depth
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