BOOK, BEERS AND BEYOND SAYS:
Last weekend, I tried the game 13 Monsters. 13 Monsters is a memory-battle game for 2-8 players that takes about an hour, and is originally funded by Kickstarter. They call it a frantic tabletop game, which it absolutely is! I had to read the instructions pretty carefully, because I expected it to be hard at first, but once we got going, it was actually pretty easy.
This is how 13 monsters works: First, you basically play memory to get your monsters together, and then you battle with them! You can win two ways: Either every monster is taken and you play one more round. After that you count your points (full monsters are worth more, and the Ghost monster is worth the most) and the person with the most points, is the Beast Master! However, you can also (like me) become an Elemental Master when you have 4 monsters with different elements.
Let me be honest, I expected this to be a little hard and slow, but it was actually quick and fun! We battled the sh*t out of each other and had a great time. The artwork is awesome and everything is really well thought-out. A big recommendation for scifi-boardgamelovers! Like Book, Beers & Beyond on Insta