Our The Mansky Caper review, what we have to say about the heist adventure. You move through the rooms in Al Mansky’s mansion, opening safes to find the valuables inside. Split loot with others in the room, and watch out for twists of fortune and dangerous traps that can ruin your plans with a bang! The winner is the player who accumulates the most loot in their private stash at the getaway car by the time Al’s mansion is completely ransacked.
If you are looking for a great journey with plenty of opportunity to take some risks, this one might be for you. We took a look across fun, replayability, player interaction, quality and art & style to come up with the overall score for our The Mansky Caper review. See the breakdown by category below.
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– CATEGORY BREAKDOWN –
Fun (7 out of 10)
For the fun section of The Mansky Caper review, we award a great 7 out of 10. You are in for a fun journey that is driven entirely by pushing you luck and how you interact with other players. It is the 20s and you are part of a heist crew that intends to take down one of the biggest criminals out there and take all his money.
You have a few different rooms in a mansion to travel through and each has its own safe. You can crack the safes no problem, but inside is not only gold and jewels but traps that could take you and your team down. The more safes you crack, the more money you have on hand, but if you wait too long, that money could explode and be lost forever. The theme plus the excitement of have the freedom to push it is as far as you can go provide good fun.
Replayability (6 out of 10)
For the replayability section of The Mansky Caper review, we award a good 6 out of 10. Rooms change and nothing is ever the same. It is all luck and chance but hedged enough to put you in control. You never know exactly what you are going to get no matter how many games you play. If reacting to the roll of a die against a great theme is what you are looking for, this title has it.
On top of the free-flowing mechanics, it really comes down to who you are playing with. You get to decide how much to push you luck, which can make the difference, but if everyone if being cautious, and you are being reckless, you are most likely not going to come out on top. Not only does the game change every time but the people you play with much change as well.
Player Interaction (7 out of 10)
For the player interaction section of The Mansky Caper review, we award a great 7 out of 10. The theme that seems like a mix of Gatsby party, Clue and Bonnie & Clyde is rich and will transform you and everyone attempting this heist. Bu theme aside, wheeling and dealing wit the other players, as well as, trying to strategically distance while you can to maximize loot is everything.
You can trade, you can use other’s abilities and you can really cast doubt on the decisions that everyone is making. Player interaction is really present and important to this tile because it feels like you are all really in this together. Without this key dynamic and interaction, you are just randomly drawing from a pile in hope of getting loot. There are many ways you need to work positively and negatively with your fellow players to succeed.
Quality (6 out of 10)
For the quality section of The Mansky Caper review, we award a good 6 out of 10. Solid quality across the board. This uses some tried and true mechanics, set against a fun theme that will provide lively player interaction and fun.
The components are beautiful and fit the game perfectly. There are lots of them and you never feel lost or unclear what anything represents or is used for. The storage solutions are incredibly responsible and everything about the production has been handled well.
Art & Style (6 out of 10)
For the art & style section of The Mansky Caper review, we award a higher than average 6 out of 10. The art deco and noir style of the 1920s is unmissable and this title, set in the prohibition-like crime era of the time, does it justice. From the elements of the game to the characters and all other pieces to discover, the style is very well thought out. The rule book even comes in the form of a vintage comic book from that time.
Theme is really important to a game like this. It is one that is mostly about the journey and transporting yourself to the time. The details is rich and you really feel like you can take on the personal and responsibilities of any one of these scofflaw bank robbers.
– IN CLOSING –
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The Mansky Caper is a fun heist adventure set in the roaring twenties prohibition era of the US. You and your squad set off on a mission to steal the most loot possible from the mansion of notorious criminal Al Mansky and are willing to deal with all the booby traps within to get it. This is a push your luck game so you are taking things at random from safes, dealing with the fallout and hopefully saving the loot you get so you can be the one to escape with the most. This has been our The Mansky Caper review, we hope you liked it.
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