Critical examination of the characteristics, tactics, opponents and policy impact of a national interest group operating in the USA today:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Katrin Schmidt
You are playing SURGEONS in FRANKENSTEIN´S LABORATORY trying to impress him with the bodies you stitch together. Each player has one laboratory area with two operating benches on which to work. Bodies come in two genders (male and female) with six parts to a body (head, torso, two arms and two legs) and they come in four colours (red, blue, green and yellow - the serum types used to reanimate the body bits). Bodiies that are more complete, and matched for gender and colour gain more points at the end of the game. The surgeon player with the most points wins. Simple?.....not quite.If it was a race to put body bits together then there wouldn´t be any of our favourite player interactions. So in your turn (pick two cards to add to the five in your hand and then play two) you can use surgery cards to steal opponents bits and put them into your, or other player´s areas. But time it wrong and the body part becomes infected - meaning it´s worthless and cannot be taken by surgery again until it´s disinfected by carbolic spray.You can bring in Master Surgeons to help who become specialists for heads, arms, torsos and legs and allow parts to be delivered non-infected and protect certain bits whilst they are there. Of course, they too can be stolen and taken to some other area to work. Deflection cards can stop this, redirecting nefarious actions towards other players.The game ends when one player completes two bodies, or the deck runs twice through. The second run through though is very quick as there are no body parts left and just a whole host of actions.Frankenstein´s Bodies takes ´two turns to learn´ and with the language independent deck can be enjoyed internationally.It´s a quick to learn game of serious backstabbery and competitive surgery.