Review: The Snallygaster Situation By Renegade Game Studios

Mystery games seem to be more and more of a common type of tabletop game to hit shelves lately. This may have to do with the burgeoning popularity of the true-crime genre, often made popular by television shows, websites, and podcasts alike. But few of them end up being able to be replayed, with pads and documents scrawled on, underlined, and otherwise used as pads to denote the key points of, well, the games themselves. The Snallygaster Situation, the board game based on the Kids on Bikes role-playing game by Renegade Game Studios, is not one of those games. We got ahold of a copy of this game to review for you, and here's what we think of it!

The front of the box for The Snallygaster Situation, a board game by Renegade Game Studios based on the Kids on Bikes RPG.
The front of the box for The Snallygaster Situation, a board game by Renegade Game Studios based on the Kids on Bikes RPG.

The game has a few different levels of difficulty dictated specifically by the four antagonist figures in the game and assuming playgroups go in order to defeat these major enemies, this game can be played a fair few times before anyone could tire of it.

The game also comes with a metric ton of components, such as:

  • 1 Gameboard
  • 1 Pinboard
  • 1 Doom Track & Turn Order Board
  • 1 Secret Map Board
  • 1 Secret Screen
  • 97 Tiles & Tokens
  • 4 Kid Standees
  • 4 Monster Standees
  • 2 Mini Monster Standees
  • 2 Fed Miniatures
  • 38 Lost Kid Cards
  • 33 Search Cards
  • 27 Item Cards
  • 19 Monster Goal Cards
  • 7 Ride Cards
  • 4 Player Aid Cards
  • 4 Monster Story Cards
  • 1 Rulebook
The rear face of the box for The Snallygaster Situation, a board game by Renegade Game Studios based on the Kids on Bikes RPG.
The rear face of the box for The Snallygaster Situation, a board game by Renegade Game Studios based on the Kids on Bikes RPG.

As it were, we look greatly forward to when we can cooperate with one to four other players to defeat the forces that have abducted the new kid in town. Are you excited to purchase The Snallygaster Situation by Renegade Game Studios? Have you played their RPG Kids on Bikes? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.
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