How many different landscapes are there ?
Ice / Lake / Lava / Grasslands / Swamp / Desert / Rune
Can crystals be not completed ?
A tile can be placed next to another even if that doesn’t complete a crystal.
Does the first player change each turn ?
Yes, you can use the first player token.
Do we play the last tiles of each round ?
The last tiles of each round are discarded.
How many rounds do we play ?
The game will be played over 2 rounds. Each round is made of 9 turns.
May I keep my own deck ?
A player cannot put his/her tiles on his/her own ship, unless that player is the slowest to choose a tile and his/her
ship is the only available spot left. (Exception: black suit female explorer’s ability.)
Which medals to choose for a team game?
Place the board on the team side. Take the permanent medals (Desert Monster, Rune Monsters and Penalty) and find their location on the board. Form a first pyramid with the desert monster medals by placing the 2 team medals at the base and the individual medal at the top. Do the same with the 3 monsters runes medals. Then place the 2 penalty medals on top of each other on the mid-runes mid-desert location.
Then complete the remaining 2 pyramid locations by choosing the type of medals that match the type of landscape.
For one of the locations you can choose the Big Monster medals, the medals meadows / swamps or finally the medals 5/7 different terrains.
For the last location you can choose the medals lava, the medals ice or finally the medals 5/7 different terrains.
The 5/7 field medals are medals that go on any field outside the permanent medal fields.
There are more medals than necessary to offer variety in your games.
What are permanent medals?
In the game, 3 types of medals are permanent. It means that they will always be placed on the planet. These are the desert, runes and penalty medals.
When does an ice monster mutate?
An ice monster mutates as soon as it is in direct contact from the top or the bottom with a mutagenic tile. The double mutagen tile must always be placed over the monster. The beam radiates to the monster and the monster can mutate. The simple mutagenic tile must be placed under the monster to mutate it. The beam radiates to the monster and the monster can mutate. Note that on the simple tile, the mutagenic monster is always on the right.
Can a toad mutate?
No, only mutant (vertical ice monsters) can mutate.
May I put a monster upside down?
All monsters must be placed where they are (on their feet when they have them). One must be particularly watchful for the mutagenic watch: to make a mutation, the mutagenic double monster tile must always be positioned above a mutant monster and the simple mutagenic monster tile always stands below the mutant monster at the beam level.
Do I have the right to move tiles already put?
No, the tiles can not be moved from one turn to another. They represent your discovery of the planet.
Do tiles from the same family have to be side by side?
No, the tiles of the same family must not be put side by side. You just have to respect the laying rules (adjacent by the small or the large side, and in the direction of reading).
In team mode, can I reveal to my partner the explorer that I keep?
No, each player secretly chooses his/her explorer. Once all players have chosen it, they all reveal it at the same time.
What are the rules for 2 players ?
There is a specific rules for 2players. The gameplay is totally different from the 2 other game modes (individual mode and team mode). It is even more focused on blocking and strategy.
What's kind of game?
A tile laying game with an innovative draft.
Big Monster is an innovative drafting game played over two
rounds representing two days of exploring an unknown planet.
The total number of exploration points obtained by the
players will be calculated at the end of the game to determine
What is the theme ?
You are an explorer and you discover a new planet!
Big Monster takes you to an unknown exuberant planet, where you will discover strange monsters and rare crystals, but also compete with other explorers to fulfil various missions.
What is the innovative drafting mechanic?
Tile laying game with an innovative draft.
Big Monster is an innovative drafting game played over two rounds representing two days of exploring an unknown planet. The total number of exploration points obtained by the players will be calculated at the end of the game to determine the winner(s).
What is the innovative drafting mechanic?Choose a tile and give the