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2005
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2 − 4
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
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8 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Monsters Menace America
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As a giant monster, stomping cities is what you do. But now, other giant monsters are moving in on your turf - and you have to put a stop to that. Through a bizarre twist of fate, a branch of the military has decided to focus all its firepower on the other monsters. While your rivals are busy trampling tanks and swatting fighter jets, you'll be out there growing in power and infamy - getting ready for the Monster Challenge. In the end, when the dust settles and the radiation fades, the last creature standing will be crowned King of the Giant Monsters!

Each player is one of six Giant Monsters, stomping across a map of the USA in search of cities to destroy. The monsters run the gamut from the classic (enormous lizards and gargantuan apes) to the slightly more unconventional (giant walking eyeball), and each has its own set of attributes and powers.

Ingeniously, everyone also controls an arm of the military, which can be used to attack and weaken the other monsters on the board. It's a losing battle for the militia -- monsters can wipe out military bases and reduce the total number of forces available to each player -- but you can get a few good licks in early in the game.The battle escalates until the 20th city is reduced to rubble. At that time, all the monsters duke it out in a free-for-all, mano-a-clawo Monster Challenge; when the dust settles, the last monster standing is declared the winner.

This game is a reworking of Monsters Ravage America.

Key differences between this version and the original game include: getting rid of money in favor of a set number of units each turn, streamlined combat (two rounds in the new edition as opposed to three), removal of "bad" cards from the Research and Mutation decks (along with a few new cards from some of the unofficial expansions), removal of terrain effects on the board, miscellaneous balance tweaks between the military branches and the monsters.

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Components:

  • 6 Giant Monster Pieces (Zorb, Tomangi, Konk, Megaclaw, Toxicor, Gargantis)
  • 44 Plastic Military Units:
    • 42 Military Units (8 x Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, National Guard; 2 x Black X-Fighters)
    • 2 Giant Military Units
  • 16 Monster Mutation Cards
  • 16 Military Research Cards
  • 15 Plastic Sliders
  • 65 Tokens:
    • 42 Infamy Tokens
    • 23 Stomp Markers
  • 3 Dice
  • 13 Reference Cards:
    • 6 Giant Monster Record Tiles
    • 5 Military Record Tiles
    • 2 Giant Military Unit Record Tiles
  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Rulebook

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Monsters Menace America
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First edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
Artist: Scott Okumura, Ron Spencer, Peter Whitley
Year: 2005
Product Code: 968740000
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 3.00 inches
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2 Monsters Menace America rules in 2 pages
Cheatsheet I made for myself based on the rulebook included with the game. Since I kept missing little things like the Trophy rule.
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2014-10-15
0 Guia rapida de 1 hoja en Español
Guia de referencia rapida de 1 hoja (2 caras) para MS Word. Esta es la traduccion de la Quick Reference de Ajax (William Bussick) a quien agradezco.
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1 Reglas en castellano (Spanish rules)
Las reglas en castellano.
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2011-04-19
1 Etiquetas MMA
Etiquetas para las cartas con el texto en castellano
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2010-02-21
7 Monsters Menace America rules summary
Monsters Menace America rules summary that I use to teach the game and to refresh my memory. Incorporates any clarifications from the BGG Rules Forum.
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2009-03-17
26 Monsters Versus America
A friend recently brought out Monsters Menace America as a light end to an evening. Opening up the box, he pulled out the rulebook, a play summary sheet, two printed variants, and about 15 pages of forum posts with the "good bits" highlighted. This seemed, at best, silly. So now, courtesy of your friend at NovaRules, I present Monsters Versus America. It's one rulebook that contains the "good bits" from variants and fan analysis, nicely organized and codified. This replaces your original rulebook and contains all instructions needed for play. Designed to be printed double-sided, then bound along the left edge. Version 1.0
2008-10-20
38 Universal Head MONSTERS MENACE AMERICA Rules Summary
The Universal Head MONSTERS MENACE AMERICA Rules Summary v1.1 (Sep08). Double-sided rules summary.
2008-09-20
2 Monster Menace America - Foglio riassuntivo (v1.0)
Riassunto delle regole in italiano.
Italian
2008-02-04
17 Custom MMA board, completely new artwork
Complete new MMA game board. Much more colorful than the original.
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