|User||Rating||Min. Age||Adults Too||Comment
|molnar||8||6||Some ||We played a lot of Alien Hotshots once upon a time. The artwork is really fantastic, and while the game is just a War variant, there are two significant improvements. One, cards periodically disappear into the Black Hole , which makes the game end in a reasonable amount of time. Thus, adults might not dread playing. Two, the use of deterrents ( plustoids and minusaurs ) gives the kids something to think about, that I think even extends beyond the game a bit. I like it.
I do think that all of Gamewright's listed minimum ages are too high.
|markball||5||5||No ||The old standby card game War , dressed up with alien cards and with only a couple of added elements. War by itself has no strategy and no decisions to be made. In Alien Hot Shot you have the plus and minus cards that can be deployed as needed.
Still, though, I've found that these plus and minus cards can turn a card flip into a speed round, and there can be arguing about whether the extra card was done in time.
Adults will find nothing compelling here.