Mike Gnade and the group over at Rock Manor games are back. After the success of his first Kickstarter project, Brass Empire, Mike is putting together a follow-up tabletop game. The game is called Maximum Apocalypse. The Kickstarter campaign runs through May 4th, and you can check it out here. And if you are a fan of board games, you will want to back this project, because Maximum Apocalypse is like no other game.

A Completely Unique Tabletop Gaming Experience

The one-of-a-kind gameplay that Gnade has put together for Maximum Apocalypse gives it a replay value beyond any other board game. During game setup, players choose from one of four different types of Apocalypse: Zombie, Nuclear Wasteland, Alien Invasion, or Rise of the Robots. Then players set up the game’s unique game board by selecting from the 34 map tiles. After picking from among the six different characters, each with their innate power, the players are ready to begin.

Once players start to play Maximum Apocalypse, they are trying to complete one of 13 missions set out by the game. The missions are straightforward campaigns that involve exploring the map and trying to find certain resources. But each newly explored section of the map increases the chances of a monster attack. So players must make a cost/benefit analysis of each decision. This urgency develops a real tension and excitement in the game.

To say that Maximum Apocalypse has massive replayability is an unqualified understatement. Most tabletop games on the market today claim a degree of replayability because, they say, the players’ strategy will evolve each time you play the game. What Gnade has done is to build in guaranteed replayability into his game. With all the moving parts in Maximum Apocalypse, it would be impossible to have the same experience twice.

Mike Gnade and the group over at Rock Manor games are back. After the success of his first Kickstarter project, Brass Empire, Mike is putting together a follow-up tabletop game. The game is called Maximum Apocalypse. The Kickstarter campaign runs through May 4th, and you can check it out here. And if you are a fan of board games, you will want to back this project, because Maximum Apocalypse is like no other game.

Playing Maximum Apocalypse

The Nerd It Here First team had the opportunity to play Maximum Apocalypse with Mike Gnade over the weekend. It was straight-forward, easy to pick up, and engrossing. The entire team found themselves forgetting to take notes because they were so taken in by the game itself. For a group that spends a lot of time playing board games, Maximum Apocalypse is easily one of the best tabletop games we’ve played.

In our play through of the game, we were off to a rocky start. The monsters in Maximum Apocalypse spawn from particular dice rolls. So while, theoretically, a group of players should see few or no monsters in the first round or two, luck was not on our side. Even while we were overrun by Alien invaders, we were having a blast. What’s more, we were able to get our hands on weapons and materials to stage an epic comeback against our foes.

Even in its rough draft form, Maximum Apocalypse is the most fun a board game group can have. It is easy to understand. It is fun, even when things are going horribly wrong. And it will never be the same experience twice. The stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusives promise to make the game even more fun. The Kickstarter goes through May 4th, and you will not want to find yourself without a copy. So head on over to Kickstarter and get your copy while you can.