Monster Match Review (North Star Games)

Monster Match
What It Is

The Monster Match card game from North Star Games has monster-themed cards. Designed for 2-6 players ages 6 and up, the speed games starts with 10 Monster cards placed face up on the table around the Zilch token. Players then take turns rolling the special Monster dice, and racing to find a monster that matches the dice rolled. The monster may have three arms, four eyes, one leg, or any other silly combination. The catch is that each monster is worth different points depending on how many donuts are on the card. So the challenge is whether to grab the first monster card you see that matches the dice or try to find the monster with the most donuts, and risk the other players grabbing the cards first. If absolutely no matches can be made, a player can grab the zilch token. If that happens, ten more cards are added to the game. The player with the most donut points at the end of the game, wins! The game comes packaged in a durable, and cute, monster pouch, making it great for travel. 

Is It Fun?

This is a fun, fast paced card game that we enjoyed more than many speed games we've played. The reason- there's often more than one match each round so multiple players can get matches. This makes the game more competitive as well as more fun for a greater number of players because it's truly anyone's game until the end. The design of the game is great too. The artwork on the cards is fun, and silly, and the packaging is durable, and perfect for travel.

Who It’s For

Monster Match was designed for 2-6 players ages 6 years old and up. It's a fun game to play at home, and the packaging makes it great for travel. 

What To Be Aware Of

Game play continues until there are not enough cards to replenish the table. The player with the most points in donuts at the end of the game is the winner.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy