Ghastly Games with Daphne Strasert: Igor

Introduction

I have never actually see the 2008 CGI animated movie Igor. In fact, I can’t say that I was even really aware that there was a CGI animated movie called Igor. But I found this gem of a game at my local second-hand bookstore and one thing led to another, so here we are.

I haven’t reviewed many games that are suitable for children, so this is a pleasant change of pace for you Horror Addicts with little monsters at home. Igor is suitable for ages 7+ (and younger if you’re willing to provide a little help). It is played with 1-4 people and takes about 20 minutes.

Game Play

In Igor, you are a scientist in a desperate race to complete monsters for the science fair. First, shuffle the monster deck and set out three incomplete monsters. Each monster requires certain numbers and types of parts which are shown on their card.

On your turn, roll the dice to gain the necessary parts. You can use as many dice as you want from the roll to furnish a monster then reroll the rest. If at the end of your turn, a monster has all the necessary parts, yell, “Pull the switch!” and gain the points printed on the monster’s card. However, if none of your dice can be used to add to a monster, you lose the rest of your turn and any completed monsters are discarded and replaced.

When the draw pile of monsters runs out, the player with the most points wins.

Game Experience

Igor was just plain fun. The mechanics are simple, so it takes less than five minutes to learn the rules. For a game made as a promotional material, I was impressed with the playability. This is a game that can be fun for both children and adults. Children can play it as a game of chance, but there is room to scale up the strategy of the dice rolls with adults.

The art is good—in line with the movie style—and fits the monstrous theme. There aren’t many pieces and they are cheaply made, but since the game is intended for children, I count that as a plus.

The best part of the game is, without doubt, making everyone say “PULL THE SWITCH” in the loudest, most ridiculous voice possible.

Final Thoughts

Igor is fun, simple, and silly. It is a perfect addition for a children’s game box (or an adult collection). However, since the movie faded into oblivion over a decade ago, the most difficult part may be finding it.

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HorrorAddicts.net, 160 Michele Roger

Horror Addicts Episode# 160

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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egyptian curses

michele roger | the mummy 1959 | the barbarellatones

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Ranker.com Curses Came True?

https://www.ranker.com/list/ancient-egyptian-curses-unleashed-by-archaeologists/tamar-altebarmakian

Jeff – Mummies link

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/21/cursed-ancient-egyptian-sarcophagus-reveals-its-grisly-secrets.html

 

The Harpist voices

Narrator: Emerian Rich

http://www.emzbox.com

Elizabeth- Astrid Madsen

https://www.facebook.com/astridmad

Mike – Jeffery Kohld Kelly

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/author/mourninglightrecords/

Marty – Jesse Gilbert

https://www.facebook.com/RazTSlasher

 

 

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HorrorAddicts.net, 159 Patrick C. Greene

Horror Addicts Episode# 159

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed books

patrick c. greene | the creptter children | penny dreadful s3

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Courtney – Haunt Jaunts vid series
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGRFl9SAqCNzAKP0sMUGi2A

 

BOOKS:

Article Sarah Laskow

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/protect-your-library-the-medieval-way-with-horrifying-book-curses

Cursed Tablets

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_tablet

Morbid Curiosity Podcast – The Codex Gigas (Aug 14, 2017)

http://mcpod.libsyn.com/

Belfry App

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.wizzard.android.belfry&hl=en_US

 

Stingy Jack

Narrator: Emerian Rich

http://www.emzbox.com

The Devil – Jesse Gilbert

https://www.facebook.com/RazTSlasher

Jack – Jeffery Kohld Kelly

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HorrorAddicts.net, 158 Mercy Hollow

Horror Addicts Episode# 158

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed runestones

mercy hollow | hormones | the skeleton key

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Mercy Hollow
https://www.mercyhollow.com/
Hormones
https://hormonesmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Runestones:

Bjorketorp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rketorp_Runestone

Glavendrup
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glavendrup_stone

Saleby
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saleby_Runestone

Tryggevælde
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryggev%C3%A6lde_Runestone

Stentoften
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stentoften_Runestone

 

Halloween Horror Nights:
https://hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com

Horror Bath Bombs:
https://www.etsy.com/market/bubble_mania

The Nun:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzD9zGcUNrw

Midnight Texas news TVLine link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W57ID22evDs&feature=youtu.be

 

Scythe

Narrator: Emerian Rich

http://www.emzbox.com

Sly: Pete Lutz

http://naradaradio.libsyn.com

Woman: Julie Hoverson

https://www.facebook.com/19Nocturne

 

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HorrorAddicts.net, 157 Shannon Lawrence

Horror Addicts Episode# 157

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed animals

shannon lawrence | sinthetik messiah | the howling ii

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Shannon Lawrence

http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com

Sinthetik Messiah

https://sinthetikmessiah.bandcamp.com

The Blue Mist

Narrator: H.E. Roulo

http://heatherroulo.com

Jim, the Prospector: Sean Young

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HorrorAddicts.net, 156 Christine (C.A.) Verstraete

Horror Addicts Episode# 156

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed numbers

c.a. verstraete | stagefright | devil times five, 1974 | barren baker’s muffins

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116 days till halloween

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C.A. Verstraete

https://twitter.com/caverstraete

Stagefright

https://www.facebook.com/StagefrightSF

Humanoids from the Deep

Lizzie Borden Zombie Hunter Voices

Judge: Ezra Barany
https://www.facebook.com/ezra.barany

Narrator, Lizzie, Zombie: Emerian Rich

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HorrorAddicts.net, 155 Courtney Mroch

Horror Addicts Episode# 154

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed objects

courtney mroch, protea, friday the 13th season 3, genie in a bottle

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Courtney Mroch

http://courtneymroch.com

Christine Feehan

https://www.christinefeehan.com

 

The Gypsy Curse

Robert: Jesse Gilbert
https://www.facebook.com/RazTSlasher

Julie: Naching T. Kassa
https://www.facebook.com/NachingTKassa

Matt: Dave Strom
https://davemstrom.wordpress.com

Samantha: Emerian Rich

http://emzbox.com

 

 

Crescendo of Darkness:

https://www.amazon.com/Crescendo-Darkness-Jeremiah-Donaldson/dp/1987708156

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