On the table with Creature Comforts
Our second “On the Table” experiment is a look at the fantastic family game Creature Comforts, published by Kids Table Board Gaming. The game is designed by Roberta Taylor with art by Shawna JC Tenney. Climb onto our table and take a look around at the beautiful art and fantastic components.
I LOVE all the tiny animals and supplies. The art is amazing and cute. The first time I played Creature Comforts I learned it at a perfect speed and got to read therule book. I love Creature Comforts, IT’S SOOOO FUN!
For those who don’t know yet…
Creature Comforts is a beautiful, family weight game that introduces worker placement mechanics in such an easy going game whose production is absolutely vibrant. The KS edition comes with some of the best looking wood bits I’ve played with yet. The whimsical art spills off every piece of cardboard and fills the game, and players, with warmth and smiles.
You play as families of tiny woodland creatures, bustling about for 3 seasons (8 rounds – shorter if you would like) trying to get your homes ready and comfy for the coming winter. Juggling resources to trade and learning lessons along the way. Every round has new spaces with different possibilities and new bonuses or effects keeping things fresh and challenging.
For the first game, our nine year old daughter read through the setup and immediately fell in love with the creatures and the artwork.
That first game we played had my wife and I stumbling a bit over the procedure and pace of the game. You are meant to go through things in a very “one-step at a time” way. Since we are visiting the world of Creature Comforts from the more cut-throat worlds of Waterdeep, Midgard and the North Sea we were immediately rushing through things. However the slower, step by step system here really lets things sink in and has been very helpful for our daughter as she thinks through all the possibilities. It really works great. If everyone playing are well seasoned then you could definitely rush through things by ignoring the step-by-step system, but you would be throwing away the vibe of the game at the same time.
The “On the Table” project is meant to be experienced with a VR headset so you can be shrunk down onto the board and look around the game. Our first project was a look at Wasteland Express Delivery Service.
We have been using an Insta360 One X and an Oculus Quest 2 and it really offers a uniqueway to view games.