Board Game Quest has posted up a new review article. This one’s for Jungle Ascent.
From the article:
There is one type of television show that I will always stop to watch besides telenovelas and that would be game shows. Everything from The Price is Right, Family Feud, or Amazing Race will cause me to stop my channel surfing and watch. One of my favorite game shows of all time was on Nickelodeon back in the early 90’s, Legends of the Hidden Temple. In LofHT, kids would compete in teams of two in a variety of mental and physical competitions until only one team remained. This team was allowed to go into the temple to find the ancient artifact for that show. I think it’s the fond memories I have for that show that made me interested in the game that we are reviewing today. Jungle Ascent is a racing game where explorers are trying to be the first to reach the top of the Cliff of Frab to claim the treasure. Players will use cards to build platforms to move up the cliff, set hazards to stop the other players, and take special actions as their explorer pawns ascend the rocky face. Is this game worth the dangerous climb or should you just stay on the ground? Read on.
Jungle Ascent is a hand management racing game for 2-4 players and plays in under 30 minutes. In my experience, the game plays best with 4 players.