Tabletop Game Review – Super Mega Lucky Box

Super Mega Lucky Box

Super Mega Lucky Box by Gamewright
Price: ~$16.00
Players:
1 to 6
Playtime: ~
20 minutes
Perfect for:
Groups who enjoy bingo with a few twists to keep things engaging.

Super Mega Lucky Box is a game of playing the odds in your favor! To begin a game, players choose three cards from five dealt to them. Every card contains a 3×3 grid, with a random number (ranging from 1 to 9) in each block. From a deck of eighteen numbered cards (1 through 9, twice) half are randomly chosen for the round. Play proceeds with the reveal of a number and each person having the opportunity to cross the digit off one of their cards until the deck gets exhausted.

During gameplay, players will eventually complete rows and columns. When they do, they typically receive an immediate bonus such as: the ability to cross off another number of their choosing or a specific number on a card; acquiring a lightning bolt token which can be traded to increase or decrease the value of the number drawn (on their card); and collecting stars or moons which could result in bonus points. Play continues over the course of four rounds and at the end the individual with the most points wins the game.

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What works in Super Mega Lucky Box is the joy of having the gods of probability smile upon you. Make no mistake, the box is not lying: this game is primarily the luck of having the numbers you want drawn at the time at which you want them. That said, Super Mega Lucky Box has elements of cascading fortune that can certainly make a player feel like they pulled off an epic move, or that they cashed in their lightning bolt tokens at just the right time.

On the flip side, players who prefer games of a more thoughtful and strategic nature may not enjoy Super Mega Lucky Box as much as others. While there are some decisions individuals can make in terms of choosing which powerups to go for, and in what order, but the majority of the outcomes are left to chance. This will be thrilling for some and frustrating for others.

Super Mega Lucky Box is a great party game for groups and families that knows exactly what it is: a bundle of random fun that can be consumed in under 20 minutes. As cards get flipped, more groans and cheers will echo around the table, along with cries at the end of “just one more game!”

Recommended if you like: Strike!,  Bingo

Final Grade: A

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