In this article we will explore one of the new features in The Reaper expansion; the dreaded Grim Reaper.
The Grim Reaper card is a creation by Alessio Cavatore. Playing with this optional rule adds an extra element of tension and fun to the game.
The Grim Reaper is not a character. Rather, he plays his own game and all players may get a chance to interact with him. Whenever a player rolls a “1” for his move, he completes his turn as normal, but then must roll the die again and move the Grim Reaper according to the normal rules for moving a character. If the Grim Reaper lands on a character, that character must then roll a die and consult the Grim Reaper card to determine what happens to him.
Encounters with the Grim Reaper are usually dangerous, but there are a couple of results that prove beneficial. For example, rolling a 5 allows you to move the Grim Reaper to a character of your choice, which may result in some payback if the player moved the Reaper on you to begin with!
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Thank you for joining me on this preview of the Grim Reaper card. In my next article we will take a closer look at some of the new characters in The Reaper expansion.
Until then, happy gaming!