Monday, January 26, 2015

#48: Midnight Party (Mark's 100 - 2014)

Midnight Party

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 48th
  • 2012: did not appear
  • 2010: did not appear
  • 2005: did not appear
  • rank: 1497
  • rating: 6.43
Print Status
  • OOP - but it's been released in multiple editions and isn't impossible to find
Why It's On The List
  • #3 on my Kid Games top 100 list... this game is equally successful with kids and adults. It's a chase/push-your-luck/filler game that never ever falls flat.
Tips & Tricks:
    • I strongly suggest not grouping your partygoers together - that's an easy way to get nabbed by Hugo post-haste.
    • The missing numbers on the dice (replaced by ghost symbols) are 3 and 6... plan accordingly, especially when you are aiming for the +3 rooms.
    • My copy is now 26 years old - I bought it on a date with my bride-to-be (we celebrate 25 years of marriage in June!) at the Texas State Fair.
    • There was supposed to be a new German edition of this game in 2013 - but according to the Geek it was never released.
    • I wrote an extensive review of Midnight Party for my Kid Games 100.


    Matt Sears said...

    I'm finding your list is acting as sort of to do list, reminding me of games we haven't played in a while. We got this one out and played after dinner yesterday. Thanks.

    Matt Sears said...

    Maybe not for small fearful children. :)